Latest Headlines

  • Amazon taps BT Sport for Premier League production expertise (Digital TV Europe)

    Published March 21, 2019

    Amazon has contracted BT Sport and football partner Sunset+Vine to produce its English Premier League football coverage when Amazon Prime Video begins airing its allocation of 20 matches per season, available at no extra cost to Prime members. BT Sport and Sunset+Vine will support Amazon Prime Video’s production of both studio and live action match-day […]

  • Netflix Originals Now Dominate the Streamer’s New Titles, Study Finds (Hollywood Reporter)

    Published March 21, 2019

    As U.S. studios pull titles from the streamer ahead of launching competing services, it has bulked up on homegrown productions, making it less reliant on licensed fare than competitors, says Ampere Analysis. Netflix is better placed to determine its own fate, thanks to a strategy that has seen the streaming giant invest heavily in original […]

  • EU regulators set to reject Liberty Global/Vodafone deal (Broadband TV News)

    Published March 21, 2019

    The European Commission is said to have strong concerns against the €18.4 billion cable deal between Liberty Global and Vodafone. Vodafone will receive a warning from EU regulators about possible anti-competitive effects, reports Reuters with reference to two people familiar with the matter. The warning, via a statement of objections setting out the European Commission’s […]

  • 24i Media acquires StreamOne (24i Media)

    Published March 21, 2019

    24i Media, one of the industry-leading video app developers, has extended its platform’s capabilities by the acquisition of StreamOne, the young and innovative media technology provider that fuels the video applications of one of the largest publishers in the Netherlands, TMG. With the acquisition, 24i gets full access to the cutting-edge knowledge and technology of […]

  • Jail terms for Premier League fraudsters (Advanced Television)

    Published March 21, 2019

    The operators of a pirate streaming organisation have today been jailed for a total of 17 years for conspiracy to defraud; some of the longest sentences ever issued for piracy-related crimes. Steven King, who masterminded the fraud, has been sentenced to seven years and four months’ imprisonment. Paul Rolston received a sentence of six years […]

  • Virgo Investment Group Makes $10M Investment in Bitcentral (TVTechnology)

    Published March 21, 2019

    Virgo Investment Group is hopping on board with Bitcentral, as it has announced it has made an investment of $10 million to the provider of broadcast news production and distribution technology. Specifically, the investment will reportedly support the development of Bitcentral’s Fuel streaming system. Fuel is a production, streaming and monetization platform for creating engaging […]

  • Bitmax Launches New Content And Orchestration Management System At NAB 2019 (Bitmax)

    Published March 20, 2019

    Bitmax, the digital media management and licensing company, today announced the launch of its new content orchestration and management system – Maestro.  The newly minted Maestro platform represents a leap forward for Bitmax Content Provider customers and Distributor Platform partners. In addition to powering all of the internal supply chain workflows at Bitmax, Maestro includes […]

  • ZOO Digital set to revolutionize entertainment localization with the launch of its ZOOstudio ecosystem at NAB Show 2019 (ZOO Digital)

    Published March 20, 2019

    ZOO Digital will continue its mission to revolutionize entertainment localization services with the launch of its cloud-based ZOOstudio ecosystem at NAB Show 2019. The innovative service ecosystem aims to simplify localization for content owners; increase vendor collaboration and reduce supply chain wastage. Designed to address the challenges of OTT distribution, ZOOstudio provides content owners with […]

  • Kaltura and 3SS Join Forces to Enable Transformational Personalized Cloud TV Services (MESA Europe)

    Published March 20, 2019

    Kaltura, the leading video technology provider, and 3 Screen Solutions (3SS), leading provider of software solutions for set-tox box (STB) and multiscreen digital entertainment, today jointly announce the launch of a new solution whose goal is to empower operators to rapidly launch attractive, targeted and personalized Cloud TV services. The collaborative solution brings together Kaltura’s […]

  • Disney finalises Fox merger (Digital TV Europe)

    Published March 20, 2019

    Disney completes its US$71 billion acquisition of the bulk of 21st Century Fox today, paving the way to create what chairman and CEO Bog Iger described as “the preeminent global entertainment company, well positioned to lead in an incredibly dynamic and transformative era.” Disney is acquiring 21st Century Fox’s film production businesses Twentieth Century Fox, […]

  • Testronic Opens Latin America Office (Testronic)

    Published March 20, 2019

    Testronic, the leading international quality assurance (QA) and testing facility that ensures film, TV and games perform on every device and O/S, today opens a platform testing facility Santiago De Chile, to service the Latin American market. The drive to expand into Latin America is driven by the predicted explosion of OTT media consumption in […]

  • Netflix are testing price increases for their UK customers (NME)

    Published March 20, 2019

    A noticeable rise in subscription fees has been spotted on the service’s sign-up page this week Netflix have confirmed that they are currently carrying out tests on a range of price increases for customers who want to access its UK service. People in the UK have been reporting seeing a range of prices for Netflix’s […]

  • ZOO Digital, SDI Media & Deluxe participate in MESA EU panel at Omniscien event (MESA Europe)

    Published March 19, 2019

    In a virtual conference taking place online on 27th and 28th March, MESA Europe members ZOO Digital, SDI Media and Deluxe will be discussing ‘The Evolving Requirements of the Localisation Industry’. In this lively and insightful panel discussion, moderated by David Millar of MESA Europe, Michele Smith of SDI Media, Sharyn Hopkins of Deluxe and […]

Members

2nd Screen Blog