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  • Former Channel 5 CEO joins cloud video platform (BusinessCloud)

    Published May 23, 2019

    The former CEO of Channel 5 and Getty Images has joined cloud video platform Blackbird plc as a non-executive director. Dawn Airey will join the board after working in television for 30 years, holding senior positions with the majority of the UK’s commercial broadcasters. She previously held roles as chairwoman and chief executive of Channel […]

  • LG TVs add Amazon Alexa support (Advanced Television)

    Published May 23, 2019

    LG Electronics will begin rolling out Amazon Alexa support in 14 countries to the company’s 2019 TV models featuring artificial intelligence. The update will be implemented through the Alexa app on 2019 TVs featuring ThinQ AI including LG UHD TVs, NanoCell TVs and OLED TVs. Customers in North America will begin receiving the update this […]

  • Google’s Ad Exchange faces privacy probe by Irish regulator (BBC Technology)

    Published May 23, 2019

    The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) has started an inquiry into the way that Google provides advertising services across the European Union. The watchdog is investigating whether the use of personal data to target online advertising is compliant with European privacy rules. The search giant’s Ad Exchange system is used by companies to target people […]

  • WildBrain hires Disney exec; France Télévisions buys ‘Claude’ (TBI Vision)

    Published May 23, 2019

    WildBrain appoints former Disney exec as strategy and innovation director. Digital kids’ network and studio WildBrain has appointed Elia Bouthors as strategy and innovation director, effective immediately. In the newly created role, he will lead a team tasked with identifying and piloting new ways to engage WildBrain’s 300m quarterly users and build and monetise brands […]

  • Eurosport gains exclusive rights to ATP Tour in Nordic region (Rapid TV News)

    Published May 23, 2019

    Discovery-owned pan-European sports network Eurosport has broadened its relationship with leading tennis associations ATP and ATP Media by landing the exclusive rights for the ATP Tour in the Nordics region for four years starting in 2020. The new deal means that along with its coverage of all four Grand Slams, tennis fans in Sweden, Norway, […]

  • BT to debut HDR with free Champions League Final broadcast (Digital TV Europe)

    Published May 23, 2019

    The UEFA Champions League Final will be broadcast for free in the UK. The event on June 1 will also act as a debut showcase for BT Sport’s HD HDR offering. BT says that all BT Sport subscribers (including EE and Plusnet) will be able to watch the final using HDR resolution. The company also […]

  • EE launching 5G next week and 5G home broadband in June (CSI Magazine)

    Published May 23, 2019

    This time next week, EE will be switching on the UK’s first commercial 5G network, with the country’s first 5G home broadband service to follow next month. 5G will be available starting 30 May in London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester, Edinburgh and Belfast, with new 5G plans and six new 5G smartphones and devices. The new […]

  • Red Bee Media to deliver managed OTT service for NLZiet (Broadband TV News)

    Published May 23, 2019

    Red Bee Media has been contracted to deliver Managed OTT services for live tv & video-on-demand platform NLZiet in the Netherlands, after successfully completing a proof of concept with live streams of the UEFA Champions League in May 2019. Services provided include transcoding, packaging and delivery of high-quality streams of live channels and catch-up content […]

  • Telcos ‘will control 56 per cent of Western Europe’s pay-TV subscribers by 2024’ (TVB Europe)

    Published May 23, 2019

    Telcos are set to dominate the next five years of Western European pay-TV, Digital TV Research has found. The study suggested that IPTV is overtaking other pay-TV platforms, surpassing satellite TV in 2015 and approaching cable in 2024, by which time IPTV will have added 5.5 million subscribers. By 2024 Western Europe will have 101.59 […]

  • The New Business of Sports Broadcasting (TVTechnology)

    Published May 22, 2019

    The growing influence of livestreaming and global OTT platforms is a sign of things to come for the sports world. The broadcast game is changing beyond recognition. We live in an age of on-demand and personalized media, where the consumer expects to be in control of their viewing schedule and for content to be available […]

  • The right expertise and technology are key for a successful Media startup launch (Signiant)

    Published May 21, 2019

    Advances in image resolution, IP and cloud technologies have transformed the content production and distribution process, as well as the way media companies work together. Today, large and mid-size companies regularly outsource post-production to smaller studios that can keep their costs down. And thanks to modern technology it doesn’t really matter where those smaller companies […]

  • Over The Rainbow composer sues Apple and other tech firms for piracy (BBC Technology)

    Published May 21, 2019

    The estate of Harold Arlen – who wrote such American songbook classics as Over The Rainbow and Get Happy – is suing some of the world’s biggest tech firms. Arlen’s son, Sam Arlen, says he has found more than 6,000 unauthorised copies of his songs on Apple, Google, Amazon and Microsoft’s services – often at […]

  • The Status of the Content Localisation Industry: Dynamic, Challenging & Poised for Continued Growth (MESA Europe)

    Published May 21, 2019

    Spending on content localisation services for the EMEA market in the television, movie and video sector exceeded US$2.3Bn in 2018, according to a recent report conducted on behalf of MESA Europe’s Content Localisation Council. This report followed a comprehensive programme of research among leading content owners and broadcasters, as well as the localisation service providers. […]

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