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  • Disney/Fox, Comcast/Sky to spend US $43BN on content in 2018 (Rapid TV News)

    Published December 11, 2018

    For once the concept of mega-merger seems rather an understatement after analysis from Ampere suggested that post completions of Comcast/Sky and Disney/Fox will see two in every 10 dollars spent on content worldwide now be spent by these two entities. This represents a global combined total of US$43BN by the end of 2018 with Disney/ […]

  • Vivendi in move to reverse Elliott control of Telecom Italia (Digital TV)

    Published December 11, 2018

    Vivendi has taken a step towards forcing a resolution of its battle with hedge fund Elliott Advisors for control of Telecom Italia (TIM) by calling for a shareholders’ meeting to appoint new financial auditors and replace five board members from Elliott’s slate of 10 that the French media giant says were involved in decisions that […]

  • Witbe announces the launch of its QoE Snapshots (Connected Media News)

    Published December 11, 2018

    Witbe, a leader in quality of experience monitoring, has announced the launch of its QoE Snapshots. In the same way that a consumer report tests a product and publishes an analysis of its overall quality, the Witbe QoE Snapshots tests digital services to make available to the market information on the true Quality of Experience […]

  • NBCUniversal’s OTT service Hayu comes to the Benelux (Broadband TV News)

    Published December 11, 2018

    NBCUniversal International’s SVOD service Hayu is rolling out in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. The service offers more than 6,000 episodes of reality content from more than 200 shows, most of which debut on the service the same day as they premiere in the US. Hayu is available as an OTT service on mobile, tablet, […]

  • UK inquiry into ‘immersive and addictive technologies’ (Advanced Television)

    Published December 11, 2018

    The UK Parliament’s House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee is to examine the development of immersive technologies such as virtual and augmented reality, and the potential impact these could have in the worlds of sport, entertainment and news. The inquiry will also look at how the addictive nature of some technologies can […]

  • Deutsche Telekom, MediaKind claim world’s first in 360-degre sports (Rapid TV News)

    Published December 11, 2018

    Claiming to have pushed the boundaries of immersive consumer experience of live sport, Deutsche Telekom and MediaKind have streamed the world’s first multi-channel 6K 360-degree live sports event. The multi-camera 360-degree live streaming showed the match between Telekom Baskets Bonn and EWE Baskets Oldenburg from the Telekom Dome in Bonn, Germany, on 9 December 2018. […]

  • China court bans sales of older iPhone models in Apple-Qualcomm global battle (Reuters)

    Published December 11, 2018

    A Chinese court has ordered a sales ban of some older Apple Inc iPhone models in China for violating two patents of chipmaker Qualcomm Inc, though intellectual property lawyers said enforcement of the ban was likely still a distant threat. The case, brought by Qualcomm, is part of a global patent dispute between the two […]

  • Research: Netflix dominates streaming video (Advanced Television)

    Published December 11, 2018

    Research on consumer behaviour for streaming video providers, including Netflix, HBO Go, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video from Lab42 finds that Netflix is the dominant force among streaming video providers. It has the greatest percentage of all users, greatest percentage of exclusive users, and the highest retention rate. Among all streaming video users, 89 per […]

  • TVT Media Integrates Blue Lucy’s BLAM Adobe Premiere Plug-In (4rfv)

    Published December 10, 2018

    TVT Media has integrated Blue Lucy’s BLAM Adobe Premiere plug-in into their media management service and software platform, ContentSelect. The integration provides seamless access to Adobe Premiere for compliance editing and advanced quality control from within the ContentSelect platform. TVT Media is a leading independent digital media lab, providing and delivering content and systems for […]

  • BTI Studios acquires Dubbing Studios in Rome (BTI Studios)

    Published December 10, 2018

    Today global media localization company BTI Studios announced the acquisition of Italian dubbing studios La BiBi.it (La BiBi) and Multimedia Network, who were formerly part of the Recandub group. Both studios are based at the heart of the Italian dubbing industry in Rome, and will bring an experienced team to the BTI Group with La […]

  • Brexit: NBC Universal applies for licences in Germany (Broadband TV News)

    Published December 10, 2018

    NBC Universal International Networks has applied for broadcast licences for six international TV channels at Bavarian media authority BLM. The applications, covering Syfy, E! Entertainment (2x), 13Ulica, SCIFI and DIVA, were submitted by German branch NBC Universal Global Networks Deutschland which is based in Munich, Bavaria. A company spokesperson from NBC Universal International Networks confirmed […]

  • O2 to seek millions in damages from Ericsson (Mobile World Live)

    Published December 10, 2018

    O2 UK could receive compensation of up to £100 million from Ericsson following a network outage caused by the vendor, which led to mobile data issues for millions of customers last week. UK newspapers reported O2 UK will push for damages worth millions from Ericsson over a software failure the vendor admitted it was responsible […]

  • A series of Women’s Group Events announced in 2019 (MESA Europe)

    Published December 6, 2018

    Media Minds in conjunction with MESA Europe announce a series of Women’s Group Events in 2019: ‘Find your Imposter’ You’re successful and have a strong track record, yet sometimes you feel like a fraud and worry that you’ll be ‘found out’. If this sounds familiar, and it will for many of us, then this event […]

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