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  • MESA Europe: OTT and Women in Technology Workshops

    Published February 20, 2020

    Hot on the heels of its Content Workflow Management Forum taking place next Wednesday 26th February (small number of delegate places still available), next on the slate for MESA Europe are two back to back workshop and networking events, taking place in London on 10th March. The morning session will be focussed on exploring the […]

  • BARB: UK SVoD homes pass 50% (Advanced Television)

    Published February 20, 2020

    Website trackers utilised by UK TV audience research body BARB have been updated with the latest Q4 2019 data. The SVoD homes tracker shows that: The proportion of UK homes with a subscription to at least one of Netflix, Amazon Prime Video or NOW TV passed 50 per cent for the first time in Q4 […]

  • Telefónica makes steady progress (Broadband TV News)

    Published February 20, 2020

    Telefónica ended 2019 with 4.7 million convergent customers in its home market Spain. Although it saw a slight net quarterly loss of 15,000, this represented a year-on-year increase of 1%. At the same time, the number of quarterly services continued to grow quarter-on-quarter to 23 million (+3% year-on-year), resulting in a 2% increase in services […]

  • NAB is on, despite virus (Advanced Television)

    Published February 20, 2020

    The National Association of Broadcasters has confirmed April’s NAB Show in Las Vegas is still “all systems go” despite travel concerns around the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Responding to the cancellation of the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, NAB spokesman Dennis Wharton said the show is absolutely still on and, in fact, had one of […]

  • Net Insight to offer Azure-based contribution, distribution (Rapid TV News)

    Published February 20, 2020

    Looking to assist customers who are looking for a cost-efficient contribution and distribution solution from the cloud service, media transport provider Net Insight has made its Nimbra Edge solution available on Microsoft Azure. Explaining the move, Net Insight says that consumers’ demand for personalised, immersive content accessible anytime has radically shifted the consumption patterns towards […]

  • HISTORY to become Sky HISTORY in UK market (Broadband TV News)

    Published February 20, 2020

    Twenty-Five years making its debut in the UK through a joint venture between A+E Networks UK and Sky, HISTORY is being rebranded as Sky HISTORY. The co-branding will begin in the Spring, no date has been confirmed but the new Sky Documentaries channel is slated to launch on April 7th, according to Sky Media. During […]

  • DAZN Media Launches Global Football Package To Rival Traditional Sponsorships (DAZN)

    Published February 20, 2020

    DAZN Media, the advertising division of DAZN Group, has launched its biggest-ever football package, offering one brand partner the opportunity to reach more than 400 million football fans in over 40 markets, across DAZN Group’s OTT, digital, VoD and social platforms. The Global Football Package will enable a brand to centralise its fan-targeted, football sponsorship […]

  • Rakuten TV launches Kids TV channel (Digital TV Europe)

    Published February 20, 2020

    AVOD platform Rakuten TV has announced the launch of the new Kids TV channel. As the title would suggest, the channel will offer a range of children’s content and launches in partnership with Aardman Animations, Milimages, Motion Pictures and Lingokids. Rakuten TV is available in more than 42 countries, with the company claiming to be […]

  • Research: 5G to transform live entertainment (Advanced Television)

    Published February 20, 2020

    Research from multiplay telco O2 has revealed the transformative impact 5G connectivity could have on the UK’s live entertainment industry. The mobile operator, which has a rich heritage in live music and entertainment, predicts that 5G could boost the sector by as much as £2.3 billion over the next 10 years, rejuvenating live experiences before, […]

  • Discovery Germany, Clipsource launch new Media Centre (TVB Europe)

    Published February 20, 2020

    Discovery Germany has launched a new Media Centre using Clipsource, offering journalists and partners access to information, schedules, screeners, images and videos about Discovery’s programs. Clipsource supplies digital media centres to TV companies such as Discovery, Nent, Warner, Sony, HBO and TV4, automating the collection and distribution of media and metadata. The delivery to Discovery […]

  • Deutsche Telekom sees TV numbers grow in ‘most successful year’ ever (Digital TV Europe)

    Published February 19, 2020

    Deutsche Telekom saw 74,000 customers in its domestic German market sign up for its MagentaTV service in the fourth quarter of last year, taking the company’s domestic TV total base to 3.6 million, up 7.9% year-on-year. By comparison, the telco’s overall broadband base was up 1.2% to 13.73 million. Its fibre broadband subscriber number was […]

  • John Whittingdale: Scrapping licence fee is “politically impossible” (TVBEurope)

    Published February 18, 2020

    Scrapping the BBC licence fee would be “politically impossible,” according to culture minister John Whittingdale. According to The Times, Boris Johnson favours “reform rather than revolution”, putting him at odds with senior aide Dominic Cummings who wants to get rid of the licence fee altogether. Whittingdale was appointed last week to oversee the reforms, following […]

  • Forecast: 5G IoT revenue to reach $8bn by 2025 (Advanced Television)

    Published February 18, 2020

    A study from Juniper Research forecasts that total operator-billed revenue from 5G IoT connections will reach $8 billion (€7.4bn) by 2024; rising from $525 million in 2020. This is a growth of over 1,400 per cent over the next 5 years. The report identified the automotive and smart cities sectors as key growth drivers for […]