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  • IBM and Darktrace added to speaker line-up for MESA Europe Security Conference (MESA Europe)

    Published November 14, 2019

    With six days to go to the sixth annual Content Protection and Cyber Security Summit, taking place in London on 20th November, MESA Europe has today announced two additional contributors to this high profile event, with IBM and Darktrace now confirming their participation.  This is in addition to the announcement earlier this week that Vodafone, […]

  • Addressable advertising boom across all regions and platforms (Broadband TV News)

    Published November 14, 2019

    Addressable TV advertising will leap from $15.6 billion in total worldwide revenue in 2019 to almost six times that value at $85.5 billion by 2025. This reflects advertising dollars switching to addressable as the platforms mature and better understood by the advertising community. This is the principal finding of the latest Rethink TV report, Addressable […]

  • Report: EU cable hits €24bn (Advanced Television)

    Published November 14, 2019

    Driven by rising consumer demand for broadband services, European Union cable market revenue rose to a record high of €24 billion in 2018, up 3 per cent from €23.3 billion in 2017, according to the European Broadband Cable Yearbook from trade body Cable Europe and research firm IHS Markit | Technology, now a part of […]

  • Disney+ hits 10m sign-ups (Broadcast TV News)

    Published November 14, 2019

    The streaming service Disney+ has already reached a major milestone, securing over 10m sign-ups since launching on November 12. In a note, its operator The Walt Disney Company adds that moving forward there are no plans to release Disney+ subscriber data outside of the company’s quarterly earnings calls. According to Yahoo Finance, this “extraordinary demand”, […]

  • Visual Data Media Services invests £250k in State-of-the-Art Cinema and Mastering facilities (Broadcast)

    Published November 14, 2019

    Visual Data Media Services, the leading provider of digital supply chain services to global content owners and distributors, has announced the opening of a cutting-edge digital cinema at its leading facility in West London, UK. The new cinema is fully 4K and Dolby Atmos capable and comprises a 10-seat theatre built around a NEC 4K […]

  • Vodafone Espana launches new TV packages (Digital TV Europe)

    Published November 14, 2019

    Vodafone Espana has announced the launch of a range of new TV packages. The operator has launched five new packs that include sports, music and entertainment ranging from €0-10 per month. Vodafone said that the packages “complete its commitment to offer a more flexible television in which customers choose only the contents that really interest […]

  • ITV to launch addressable advertising platform (Rapid TV News)

    Published November 13, 2019

    The UK’s leading commercial broadcaster ITV has unveiled plans to launch a fully programmatic, premium advanced advertising platform. The platform, called Planet V, is designed to allow advertisers and agencies control over the purchasing of their campaigns across ITV’s premium video-on-demand (VOD) service, the ITV Hub, allowing them to optimise and monitor campaigns. This is […]

  • Sunrise puts end to UPC acquisition (Digital TV Europe)

    Published November 13, 2019

    Sunrise has officially ended its interest in acquiring Liberty Global-owned UPC Switzerland. While both parties were keen on the CHF6.3 billion (€5.67 billion) deal, repeated opposition from Freenet – which holds a 24.5% stake in Sunrise – ultimately proved to be its undoing. The company had initially scheduled an EGM to approve the announced reduction […]

  • PixStor Storage Ensures Jellyfish Pictures Meets A-List Security Requirements For Blockbuster Projects (PixStor)

    Published November 13, 2019

    Pixit Media, pioneer of software-defined storage and data-management solutions for Media and Entertainment, is delighted to announce that BAFTA and Emmy award-winning VFX and animation house Jellyfish Pictures is leveraging the power of PixStor’s new secure container services to meet the highest security accreditation standards, whilst supporting collaborative workflows across its multiple sites. Established in […]

  • Testronic achieves Dolby Vision® Certification (Broadcasting & Cable)

    Published November 13, 2019

    Testronic, a leader in quality assurance (QA), localization services, and compliance for the film, television and games industries, has achieved Dolby Vision® Certification following an intensive period of training and investment in their Burbank facility. In order to achieve this certified status, the facility was subjected to rigorous review and is now configured and set […]

  • DVB approves DVB-I spec, launches RFP (CSI Magazine)

    Published November 13, 2019

    DVB’s Steering Board has approved its next major specification in the shape of DVB-I, which looks to keep linear television based on DVB technology and services relevant in an internet-centric era. The DVB-I specification defines DVB-I Service Lists, a means for internet-connected devices to find curated sets of linear television services that may be delivered […]

  • NAGRA and KAON introduce Android TV streaming solution for pay-TV operators (NAGRA)

    Published November 13, 2019

    NAGRA, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company and the world’s leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, together with KAON (KOSDAQ: KAONMEDIA), a world-leading provider in broadband customer premise equipment (CPE) and connected home solutions, announced today that they are joining forces in a new streaming platform designed to accelerate time-to-market of Android […]

  • Vodafone, FACT and STEGA added to speaker line-up for MESA Europe Security Conference (MESA Europe)

    Published November 12, 2019

    In the final countdown to the sixth annual Content Protection and Cyber Security Summit, taking place in London on 20th November, MESA Europe has today announced three additional contributors to this high profile event. Content Workflow Security, Piracy, Cyber Security and Getting the Internal Message Across will be the key themes for the full day […]

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