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  • French data protection agency fines Google EUR 50 million for GDPR breach (Telecompaper)

    Published January 22, 2019

    France’s data protection watchdog Cnil has issued Google with a EUR 50 million fine following an inquiry prompted by complaints filed in May 2018 by two non-profit organizations. The investigation was carried out in September 2018, in response to two separate complaints from French consumer rights association La Quadrature du Net and data protection group […]

  • Netflix UK price rise expected (Advanced Television)

    Published January 22, 2019

    Simon-Kucher, a pricing strategy firm, fully expects to see Netflix’s US price hike extend to the UK – without suffering a deluge of subscriber cancellations. The firm said it “expects to see price increases rolled out in the UK and elsewhere, with Netflix taking a localised approach based on their learnings in the US”. Netflix’s […]

  • Premier League reiterates beIN support (Broadband TV News)

    Published January 22, 2019

    The Premier League says new evidence put forward by beIN Media Group demonstrates that its content is being illegally broadcast across the Middle East by the pirate beoutQ. In a statement, the sports organisation said its model is predicated on the ability to market, sell and protect commercial rights. “The broadcasters and licensees who acquire […]

  • Naspers to spin off MultiChoice at end of February (Digital TV Europe)

    Published January 22, 2019

    South African conglomerate Naspers is to move ahead with its spin-off of pay TV group MultiChoice on February 27, giving Naspers shareholders a direct stake in the pay TV outfit and listing the company on the Johannesburg stock exchange. In its statement ahead of the listing on the Johannesburg stock exchange, Naspers said that it […]

  • UK’s Freeview TV service now has an app to stream and search its channels (The Verge)

    Published January 22, 2019

    Freeview, the UK’s free-to-air digital TV platform, has released a new app that lets you watch all its on-demand content and some of its channels from one place. Live TV streams from the BBC, ITV, and Channel 4 are available, as is on-demand content from iPlayer, the ITV Hub, All 4, My5, and UKTV Play. […]

  • Hulu losses drag Disney as DTC push approaches (Rapid TV News)

    Published January 22, 2019

    Gearing up for its major push into the DTC arena in 2019, Disney has revealed detailed financial information regarding its recently formed direct-to-consumer and international business segment, showing significant losses for its Hulu undertaking. In publishing a Form 8K, Disney said it was recasting financial results for the past three fiscal years to reflect the […]

  • Fujitsu creates AI technology to determine necessity of cyber-attack responses (Telecompaper)

    Published January 22, 2019

    Fujitsu Laboratories said it created an AI technology that automatically determines whether action needs to be taken in response to a cyber-attack. When a business network has been hit with a cyber-attack, various security appliances detect the attack on the network’s servers and devices. Conventionally, an expert in cyber-attack analyses then manually investigates and checks […]

  • The iPhone is reportedly going OLED-only in 2020 (TechCrunch)

    Published January 22, 2019

    Apple could drop LCDs from the iPhone line next year, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. That interesting — if not altogether surprising — revelation in buried in a piece about a Japan supplier’s struggles in the wake of disappointing iPhone XR sales. The news, which comes courtesy of people familiar […]

  • Former Sky, Warner Bros. execs join ITV Studios’ Possessed (Realscreen)

    Published January 21, 2019

    Former Sky executive Adam MacDonald has boarded ITV Studios-owned entertainment prodco Possessed as chairman. The veteran industry executive becomes the Cash Trapped producer’s first chair and will work alongside founder Glenn Hugill to shape the strategic and creative future of the label. …

  • WhatsApp restricts message-sharing to fight fake news (BBC News)

    Published January 21, 2019

    WhatsApp is limiting all its members to forwarding any single message up to five times in an effort to tackle the spread of false information on the platform. The Facebook-owned business had already introduced the policy in India six months ago. The move followed a number of mob lynchings that were blamed on fake reports […]

  • What Friends tells us about rights ownership in 2019 (TBI Vision)

    Published January 21, 2019

    Media giants building SVODs to rival Netflix are talking the talk, but who will walk the walk? Manori Ravindran investigates the knock-on effects of consolidation and the bigger picture around windowing and rights ownership. If 2018’s media disruption taught us anything, it was to expect the unexpected in the laser-focused drive for scale. As potential […]

  • MESA Europe’s Content Workflow Management Forum (MESA Europe)

    Published January 17, 2019

    The Content Workflow Management Forum, will provide a unique, senior level, networking opportunity, drawing participants from across Europe as well as further afield. Improving content workflows and the employment of innovative technologies remain at the top of the priority list for any organisation involved in the production and distribution of entertainment programming. The constantly changing […]

  • Produb, The New App Connecting Dubbing Community Professionals (SDI Media)

    Published January 17, 2019

    Produb, the world’s first app for foreign language dubbing community professionals, has just been launched for the Polish dubbing market. It is powered by SDI Media and will soon be launched in other markets. The new, revolutionary platform provides direct access to a large media production marketplace, enabling users to find work opportunities, manage auditions, […]

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