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  • MESA Europe Post IBC Review & Focus on OTT Sports Content Workflows: Registration now open

    Published August 22, 2019

    Hot on the heels of its activities during IBC itself, MESA Europe will once again host its Post IBC Review & OTT Sports Focus on 3rd October. The London based Post IBC Review has been a popular feature in the annual MESA Europe calendar for some years, providing the opportunity for participants to review the […]

  • Microsoft halts listening in to Xbox gamers (BBC Technology)

    Published August 22, 2019

    Microsoft has said that it will stop listening in to Xbox users, saying it was “no longer necessary”. It comes after Vice news revealed that it had been recording and listening to the private conversations of gamers – many of whom were children – as far back as 2014. Microsoft said it was done to […]

  • Amazon denies ambition to ‘gobble up rights’ and names European Studios execs (Digital TV Europe)

    Published August 22, 2019

    Amazon Studios’ director of European originals Georgia Brown has outlined the company’s rapidly growing commissioning structure across the continent and reiterated that the streamer doesn’t want to “gobble up all rights.” Amazon Studios has been focusing its attention on setting up offices across Europe over the past six months, with its “first phase” of appointing […]

  • Analyst: Netflix losing US market share (Advanced Television)

    Published August 22, 2019

    This year, 182.5 million people in the US will view content via sSVoD services, representing 55.3 per cent of the population. While Netflix remains the most popular subscription service, rivals such as Hulu and Amazon Prime Video are stealing share, according to the latest OTT forecast from eMarketer Netflix is the most popular subscription OTT […]

  • Switch turns on live linear OTT channels launch solution (Rapid TV News)

    Published August 22, 2019

    Online video technology provider Switch Media has launched VOD2Live, a solution that it says can enable broadcasters and content owners to launch custom dynamic live linear over-the-top channels in minutes. Using a content owner’s existing library of VOD assets, VOD2Live creates a broadcast-equivalent channel with no need for playout software, live video encoding or to […]

  • Eurofins Digital Testing to provide IMF analysis (PR Newswire)

    Published August 22, 2019

    Eurofins Digital Testing, a global leader in end-to-end quality assurance (QA) and testing services, today announced it will offer software solutions to help studios, post-production companies, broadcasters and distributors adopt the Interoperable Mastering Format (IMF), aimed at streamlining associated workflows and reducing costs. IMF is a Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) standard […]

  • Sky Deutschland to offer PPV Bundesliga 2 matches via Onefootball app (Digital TV Europe)

    Published August 22, 2019

    Sky Deutschland has struck a deal with football fansite and app Onefootball to make Bundesliga 2 and DFB Cup football matches available on a pay-per-view basis via the site. Football fans will be able to watch live broadcasters of fourth round matches of the German second division football tournament from €3.99 per match via the […]

  • New Cloud TV service based on Kaltura for Beeline Kazakhstan (Kaltura)

    Published August 22, 2019

    Kaltura, the leading video technology provider, today announced that its Kaltura Cloud TV Platform is powering the newly-launched TV service for Beeline Kazakhstan (Veon), the country’s largest independent mobile operator whose customers account for more than half of the nation’s population. Beeline Kazakhstan leveraged the Kaltura TV Platform technology to replace its legacy pay-TV service […]

  • 8K coverage for Rugby World Cup (Advanced Television)

    Published August 21, 2019

    Organisers of the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan have suggested that Asia’s first tournament will set new standards in rugby broadcast production, providing a record global footprint and attracting new fans and showcasing the sport in higher quality than ever before, with 8K coverage being offered to the Japanese domestic market via NHK, and […]

  • Disney cuts down Sky Deutschland offer (Broadband TV News)

    Published August 21, 2019

    Disney will just offer Disney Junior on German pay-TV platform Sky Deutschland in future. Disney Cinemagic will be closed down on September 30, 2019, while Disney XD will be removed from the Sky platform, but continue to be offered by all other platform operators. This was confirmed to Broadband TV News by spokesmen from Sky […]

  • NAGRA 2019 Half Year Results (NAGRA)

    Published August 21, 2019

    The Kudelski Group (SIX: KUD.S), a leading provider of media content protection and value-added service technology, announced today its 2019 half year results. For the first half 2019, the Group generated USD 400.6 million total revenues and other operating income, representing a 6.0% constant constancy decrease from the previous first half. The Group reduced its […]

  • Sky launches Sky Broadband Ultrafast (Advanced Television)

    Published August 20, 2019

    Sky has announced the launch of its all-new broadband offering, Sky Broadband Ultrafast, which gives UK households access to over 12 times faster speeds than Sky’s standard broadband, with average download speeds of 145Mbps and 285Mbps – depending on which product is chosen. Sky Broadband Ultrafast has been developed to address households’ ever-growing connectivity needs. […]

  • Outside TV in a Wurl for increased viewing hours and OTT monetisation (Rapid TV News)

    Published August 20, 2019

    Premium adventure sports and outdoor lifestyle channel Outside TV has revealed boosts in business efficiency and expanded viewing as part of its partnership with online video distribution and monetisation provider Wurl to deliver and monetise its OTT platform. Outside TV’s Emmy Award-winning content consists of a wide variety of sports, including surfing, climbing, mountain biking, […]

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