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  • MESA Europe’s Content Workflow Management Forum: 6 weeks to go

    Published January 16, 2020

    One of the most anticipated events in the annual MESA Europe calendar , the Content Workflow Management Forum (featuring the Localisation Technology Showcase) will once again provide a platform for high level discussion on the dynamics and trends helping to shape workflow management efficiencies. 2020 will see the launch of a number of new, high […]

  • Masstech wins Technology & Engineering Emmy award for contribution to media storage management (Masstech)

    Published January 16, 2020

    Masstech Innovations Inc has been awarded a Technology & Engineering Emmy by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) in their 71st Annual Awards. Masstech was honored for its work in Early Development of HSM Systems that Created a Pivotal Improvement in Broadcast Workflows alongside fellow contributors Dell, IBM and Quantum. Solutions that […]

  • Broadcast revenue main income source for most European football league champions (Digital TV Europe)

    Published January 16, 2020

    Europe’s top football clubs are increasingly relying on broadcast revenues for growth. According to a new study by KPMG, the €1.976 three-year distribution deal for the Champions League, which started in 2018/19 was the biggest source of growth for clubs. It said that the €564 million annual increase was a key factor in boosting the […]

  • Sky Mobile launches 5G (Advanced Television)

    Published January 16, 2020

    UK MVNO Sky Mobile has launched 5G connectivity on its network effective immediately, with the operator claiming it offers great value to new and existing customers, as it is available free for any customer on Sky’s free loyalty programme, Sky VIP. It will initially be available in 20 cities and towns across the UK, including […]

  • BBC to establish Newcastle tech hub (The Guardian)

    Published January 16, 2020

    The BBC is planning to open a new tech hub in Newcastle as part of a wider plan to ensure two-thirds of its staff are based outside of London by 2027, its director general has said. Tony Hall announced the plan for the new hub in the north-east of England on Wednesday to develop the […]

  • Telco majors collaborate on 5G (Advanced TV News)

    Published January 16, 2020

    Global 5G leaders have come together to create a first-of-its-kind forum to accelerate the delivery of 5G and mobile-edge computing-enabled solutions around the world. The 5G Future Forum will collaborate to develop interoperable 5G specifications across key geographic regions, including the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe. The Forum’s founding members are América Móvil, KT, Rogers, Telstra, […]

  • Two Endemol Shine Channels come to My5 (Broadband TV News)

    Published January 16, 2020

    Two channels from Endemol Shine are to debut on the My5 VOD service as the Viacom-owned broadcaster continues to expand the number of third-party channels on the platform. The genre-based channels, Masters of Food and Reel Truth Crime, will add an initial 60 hours of specialist food and crime content to the platform. An additional […]

  • Survey: 96% football fans want personalised TV channels (Advanced Television)

    Published January 16, 2020

    A recent survey of UK football fans revealed there is a significant appetite for personalised TV channels, with audiences willing to pay extra for access for content tailored to their favourite football team. The Future of TV Market Demand November 2019 showed that 96 per cent of viewers would use a personalised channel if offered […]

  • Mobile gaming collects biggest revenue share of app stores spending (Guardian Technology News)

    Published January 15, 2020

    The vast majority of money spent on mobile app stores went to games, according to a report, as did the majority of time spent on phones, and the majority of advertising revenue. In 2019, more than $86bn (£66bn) was spent on mobile gaming, making the sector larger than the rest of the games industry combined. […]

  • UPC Switzerland gets new CEO in Liberty Global executive reshuffle (CSI Magazine)

    Published January 15, 2020

    As part of the latest round of executive moves at Liberty Global, Baptiest Coopmans has been appointed as the new CEO of UPC Switzerland, after the proposed sale of the Swiss unit to Sunrise fell through. He will now been tasked with taking that business forward, which showed some positive signs of growth under the […]

  • “Biggest ever year” for Discovery UK (TVB Europe)

    Published January 15, 2020

    Discovery’s portfolio outperformed the TV market in the UK in 2019, which the company has called its “biggest ever year.” Discovery increased its audience by 7% in a market that declined by 4%. It also revealed the following across 2019: Average portfolio share of 4.2 per cent, a YoY increase of 11 per cent Highest […]

  • ViacomCBS Networks Int’l Reorganizes Into Two Brand, Three Regional Groups (Hollywood Reporter)

    Published January 14, 2020

    The restructuring of the unit, led by David Lynn, is designed “to drive new growth opportunities,” with Mark Whitehead, president & managing director of Asia Pacific, leaving the company at the end of January. ViacomCBS has rejigged the management restructure of its international networks division “to leverage the company’s expanded operations post-merger to drive new […]

  • Bundesliga Brings on AWS to ‘Revolutionise Football Viewing Experience (Rapid TV News)

    Published January 14, 2020

    Germany’s top flight football league, the Bundesliga, has selected AWS as its official technology provider to deliver more in-depth insight into every live broadcast of games and enable new personalised fan experiences. Established in 1963, The Bundesliga is the premier professional association football league in Germany comprising 18 teams. It is broadcast on television in […]

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