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  • Facebook plans own mobile money wallet based on new Libra currency (Telecompaper)

    Published June 18, 2019

    Facebook has released more details of its planned currency Libra. The first product will be a digital wallet designed to make it easy to save, spend and transfer money over the internet. The wallet will be available in Messenger, WhatsApp and as a standalone app, with an expected launch in 2020, the company said. Facebook […]

  • SK Telecom, Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung team to advance 5G (Rapid TV News)

    Published June 18, 2019

    Aiming to boost development of the mobile infrastructures, Korean operator SK Telecom has signed Memorandum of Understandings with Ericsson, Nokia and Samsung Electronics for joint research and development in 5G and 6G. Under the MOUs, SK Telecom has committed to work closely with the communications technology providers to promote jointly development and commercialisation of advanced […]

  • Comcast launches eye-control for the television (Digital TV Europe)

    Published June 18, 2019

    Comcast has launched a feature for people with physical disabilities to control and navigate their television using their eyes. Xfinity X1 eye control is a web-based remote for tablets and computers that pairs with an existing eye gaze system and allows viewers to change the channel, set a recording, search for a show with a […]

  • BBC iPlayer and YouTube Added to EE’s 4G and 5G Video Data Pass (ISPreview)

    Published June 18, 2019

    Mobile operator EE has announced that their Video Data Pass add-on, which allows UK customers of their 4G and 5G based mobile broadband network to stream online video without it reducing their monthly data allowance, has now added support for both the BBC’s iPlayer service and YouTube. The Video Data Pass, which only launched a […]

  • Sky Deutschland and MX1 expand collaboration (Digital TV News)

    Published June 18, 2019

    MX1, an SES subsidiary and global solutions provider of media services, announced today that Sky Deutschland has agreed to a new service agreement extension with the company, which will see the German broadcaster’s customers receive perfect audio and video signals under any conditions. In particular, the scope of MX1’s contingency service will be expanded to […]

  • Liberty Global Eastern Europe CEO steps down (Digital TV Europe)

    Published June 18, 2019

    Eric Tveter, the CEO of Liberty Global’s Eastern European Group, is to leave his role after ten years. The departure comes as the company announced the sale of many assets overseen during Tveter’s tenure. Liberty Global’s current CEO of UPC Romania, Hungary and Poland, Robert Redeleanu, will replace Tveter on July 1. Redeleanu will oversee […]

  • WarnerMedia reportedly close to $500m content deal with Bad Robot (CSI Magazine)

    Published June 18, 2019

    AT&T’s WarnerMedia is said to be in the last phases of talks with JJ Abram’s Bad Robot Pictures production company in a content deal that could be worth $500 million. Large digital video companies are no strangers to having content budgets in the billions, forcing established players to up their game. WarnerMedia is one of […]

  • ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery launch German streaming service Joyn (Broadband TV News)

    Published June 18, 2019

    ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery have launched their joint German streaming platform Joyn, offering 55 TV channels as free live-streams. The line-up comprises all free-to-air channels from ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery as well as the channels of public broadcasters ARD and ZDF. Further partners include Viacom, WELT and Sport1. Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland, Germany’s second major commercial TV broadcaster, […]

  • French Court decides in Arabsat’s favour (Advanced Television)

    Published June 18, 2019

    It seems that the Media Relations team at beIN Sport were a little quick with their claim of victory in their dispute with Arabsat. The ‘victory’ was widely publicised over the past weekend. Setting aside the obvious merits of Qatar-based beIN claim against the Saudi beoutQ pirates, it is now clear that the French Tribunal […]

  • IMDb TV triples content selection, European expansion (Advanced Television)

    Published June 18, 2019

    Movie, TV and celebrity website IMDb has confirmed that IMDb TV, a free streaming video channel formerly known as IMDb Freedive, will triple its content selection, bringing thousands of new titles to the ad-supported service in the coming months. Additionally, IMDb TV will launch in Europe later in 2019, bringing a premium collection of movies […]

  • Viacom International Studios UK wins first ITV order (TBI Vision)

    Published June 17, 2019

    Viacom International Studios (VIS) UK has picked up its first ever third-party commission, a two-part series for ITV titled Trevor McDonald’s Indian Train Adventure. Previously known as Elephant House Studios, VIS has until now produced content solely for Viacom’s UK channels, including Channel 5, MTV and Comedy Central. The 2×60-minute documentary follows newsreader and presenter […]

  • World’s First AI Movie Trailer to be shown at HITS Europe (MESA Europe)

    Published June 13, 2019

    With less than a week to go to the MESA Europe annual HITS Europe Summit, final speaker details have been revealed on what promises to be a must-attend day of best in class presentations and insightful debate. Among the very  latest updates to the programme, we are delighted to announce that IBM will be  showcasing […]

  • Conze: Germany can resist Netflix, Joyn to be leading AVOD platform (Digital TV Europe)

    Published June 13, 2019

    The German video entertainment business is capable of defending its patch against the threat of Netflix and new JV streaming platform Joyn will quickly emerge as the leading ad-supported streaming offering in the country, according to CEO Max Conze. Conze said that there was a “defeatist” view at large that the German entertainment industry would […]

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