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  • 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, […]

  • beIN exposes beoutQ rights ‘theft’ (Advanced Television)

    Published January 17, 2019

    A ‘reveal all’ website has been published by pay-TV operator beIN Media Group which it claims publicly exposes what it describes as the “industrial scale theft” of world sports and entertainment carried out by beoutQ – the Saudi Arabia-based pirate TV channel – and Arabsat – the Riyadh-headquartered satellite provider – for the past 18 […]

  • Diffusion: Netflix price increase will test SVOD ceiling (Broadband TV News)

    Published January 17, 2019

    New research from The Diffusion Group suggests Netflix’s current round of price increases may have significant implications. It says that with an increase of $1 or more per month, some 16% of Netflix subscribers are likely to downgrade, or cancel their subscription altogether. The data comes from Quantum Viewing Behavior, a survey of 1,940 US […]

  • France To Be Country Of Honor For Cannes TV Event Mip TV 2019 (Deadline)

    Published January 17, 2019

    Mip TV is staying close to home this year after organizers revealed that France is to be the country of honor for the Cannes event. The event, which runs 8-11 April 2019, will dedicate a series of conferences and promotional events to the French TV industry. This comes after France’s export association TV France International […]

  • BBC Studios’ Davie bows out of Premier League role (Digital TV Europe)

    Published January 17, 2019

    BBC Studios boss Tim Davie has bowed out of the top Premier League job. According to the Financial Times, the exec has rejected the role and assured staff that he will be staying on at BBC Studios, weeks ahead of the producer-distributor’s major Showcase event in Liverpool in February. For months, Davie had been in […]

  • Wurl uncoils AdSpring to boost connected TV ad revenue (Rapid TV News)

    Published January 17, 2019

    Aiming to deliver new and immediate routes for video producers, online video distribution and ad monetisation network provider Wurl has launched a new solution to allow producers and services to maximise advertising revenue. The new AdSpring cloud-based, turnkey server-side ad insertion (SSAI) product allows video producers to insert mid-roll ads on linear and on-demand (VOD) […]

  • Amazon Web Services unveils AWS Backup service (Telecompaper)

    Published January 17, 2019

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) has released AWS Backup, a fully-managed, centralised backup service that allows customers to back up their data across AWS services and on-premises. The platform gives customers a single service to configure and audit the AWS resources they backup, automate backup scheduling, set retention policies, and monitor recent backups and restores in […]

  • BT CTIO: UK telecoms industry entering a ‘pivotal period’ (Total Telecom)

    Published January 17, 2019

    BT’s CTIO, Howard Watson, lays out his plans for 5G in the UK, as well as his other key priorities for 2019 Fresh from his win in the CTO of the Year category at the 2018 World Communication Awards, we met up with BT’s chief technology and information officer, Howard Watson, to discuss his plans […]

  • Euskaltel adds Prime Video to TV offer (Advanced Television)

    Published January 17, 2019

    Basque-country based operator Euskaltel has become the first operator in Spain to integrate Amazon’s Prime Video into its TV line-up via its 4K Android-based STBs. The company has beaten Movistar, Vodafone and Orange who are all still negotiating with Amazon for the launch of the service or a possible integration. …

  • Discovery Denmark to streamline metadata and PR with Clipsource (Broadband TV News)

    Published January 16, 2019

    Discovery Networks Denmark has appointed mediatech specialists Clipsource, to provide a comprehensive metadata and press platform for its linear and on demand channels in Denmark. The new platform allows Discovery Networks Denmark to automatically structure and share metadata and PR content across a range of recipients. “We were looking for a provider able to deliver […]

  • Roku U-turn over streaming Alex Jones’s InfoWars (BBC News)

    Published January 16, 2019

    Video-streaming service Roku has made a U-turn over its addition of InfoWars – the right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’s channel. Social media activists noticed Roku was offering the channel earlier this week, half a year after YouTube, Facebook and Apple, among others, had banned it. Roku initially defended the decision on the grounds it did […]

  • Liberty Global commercial chief departs in major reorganisation (Digital TV Europe)

    Published January 15, 2019

    Liberty Global is to decentralise its organisation in a series of steps that will reflect its reduced scale post the sale of assets to Vodafone, the first of which sees the departure of Diederik Karsten, the company’s chief commercial officer. Liberty Global said that the departure of Karsten, who has served with the company since […]

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