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  • Channel 4 officially launches operations in Leeds (telecompaper)

    Published October 17, 2019

    UK broadcaster Channel 4 has officially launched operations in Leeds, which will be the home of its new National HQ. At an event for staff, producers and partners, CEO Alex Mahon officially opened the new office in the West Gate development. This will be Channel 4’s temporary facility in the city until the move to […]

  • Disney+ hunts ‘chaste YA’ as SVODs descend on Cannes (TBI Vision)

    Published October 17, 2019

    The streaming giants are gathering force and playing ball with producers and distributors, with the likes of new SVODs Disney+, HBO Max, Apple Kids and Topic taking Cannes by storm. This edition of MIPCOM was the first at which family-friendly Disney was looking to buy for its streaming service, which will launch on 12 November. […]

  • Broadcast and media industry confident despite squeeze on revenues and profits (Rapid TV News)

    Published October 17, 2019

    Despite facing what are said to be radical industry shifts that are continuing to drive changes in business models and purchasing priorities, research from the IABM, the international trade association for suppliers of broadcast and media technology, has found that broadcast and media companies are relatively confident that they can successfully counter increased competition. The […]

  • Shane McCarthy Joins Irdeto As COO (InBroadcast)

    Published October 17, 2019

    Irdeto has appointed Shane McCarthy as Chief Operating Officer for its video entertainment business. A developer by background, Mr McCarthy has previously held a number of roles at Pace, including the President of the International Business, where he achieved strong growth on the way to building a near USD $1B business. In his new role […]

  • Amazon unveils full details of Prime Video Channels in France (Broadband TV News)

    Published October 17, 2019

    Amazon has now launched Prime Video Channels in France. Prime Video Channels subscriptions available for launch in France include Starzplay, TFou Max, GulliMax, GEO Télévision and MGM channels and are accessible through the Prime Video application on smart TVs, iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick […]

  • Vivendi brings focus to legal battle with Mediaset (Digital TV Europe)

    Published October 17, 2019

    Following its Spanish court victory at the end of last week, Vivendi this week followed up by withdrawing the complaint it filed against Mediaset in the Netherlands and concentrate on its other legal moves against the Italian broadcaster. The Spanish ruling effectively put Mediaset’s plans to create a new Dutch-based holding company on ice. Vivendi, […]

  • Sky Deutschland expands OTT service Sky Ticket (Broadband TV News)

    Published October 17, 2019

    German pay-TV operator Sky Deutschland is adding 13 TV channels and further on-demand content to its OTT platform Sky Ticket. With the Sky Cinema ticket, customers can now access the additional eight linear TV channels Sky Cinema Hits HD, Sky Cinema Action HD, Sky Cinema Family HD, Sky Cinema Comedy, Sky Cinema Emotion, Sky Cinema […]

  • Netflix up revenue but US subs miss (Advanced Television)

    Published October 17, 2019

    Netflix has reported a gain of 6.77 million paying subscribers in the third quarter, slightly above analysts’ expectations. It brings its total userbase to 153 million globally. The number of new US-based subscribers was just 520,000, well below expectations of around 800,000. But it was still an improvement on the last quarter when Netflix reported […]

  • Sports Rights Made Up Quarter of 2018 Content Spending (TVTechnology)

    Published October 16, 2019

    The bill to broadcast the NFL, NBA, MLB and other popular sports leagues around the world represented more than a quarter of the content spending in 2018, according to a new study from Ampere Analysis. Specifically, $38 billion was spent on sports rights acquisitions last year, making up 26% of all content spending and nearly […]

  • Synamedia and Triveni Digital partner for ATSC 3.0 video delivery (Digital TV News)

    Published October 16, 2019

    Synamedia, the world’s largest independent video software provider, and Triveni Digital, the leading provider of program guide and metadata management, data broadcasting, and service quality assurance solutions for broadcasters and service providers, today announced their partnership to enable customers to seamlessly transition to ATSC 3.0. Also announced today is their current deployment with a major […]

  • Akamai adds watermarking to security portfolio (CSI Magazine)

    Published October 16, 2019

    Akamai has unveiled a new watermarking solution that will help OTT players, content providers and media organisations protect their premium content such as live events, sports and other original content titles from piracy. The forensic watermarking support leverages the network edge to provide a more effective way to trace piracy back to the source. The […]

  • MESA Europe tackles OTT sport opportunities (IBC365)

    Published October 16, 2019

    The Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA), founded in the US in 2008, has also been a major European force for seven years, and its post-IBC review event included an all issues bared look at the challenges of rolling out multi-territory OTT sports platforms. The three speakers offering their front-line experience as to why OTT […]

  • MESA Europe Content Protection and Cyber Security Summit Programme Announcements

    Published October 15, 2019

    The annual MESA Europe Content and Cyber Security Summit, which takes place in London on 20th November, is now one of the biggest industry events in Europe dedicated to the topic. Once again participants will be drawn from across the industry, with delegates joining from all over the region as well as further afield. When […]

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