Our Mission

MESA Europe is proud to represent those companies charged with advancing the efficient creation, production and distribution of content, across all distribution platforms and formats.

The MESA Mission

  • To support service providers in building efficiencies in the creation, production and distribution of media and entertainment.
  • To foster end-to-end collaboration among entertainment service providers, their customers and trading partners.
  • To promote its members and provide face-to-face meeting opportunities.
  • To provide tangible benefits to members including: media, events, industry advocacy and collaborative work groups.

The Mission in Europe

To support all of the above, plus….

  • To build a strong communication and co-operation path between European and US based organisations involved in the creation, production and distribution of entertainment content.
  • To create strong national groups in the leading market territories of Europe in order to ensure local interests and needs are fully supported.
  • To create a strong voice for a number of special interest groups within the industry, helping to co-ordinate communication and industrywide collaborative initiatives.
  • To bring together and work with like-minded associations and industry groups to ensure maximum impact.

Latest Headlines

  • BritBox launches on netgem.tv (Netgem)

    Published January 28, 2020

    netgem.tv, the TV service designed for modern and savvy viewers in the UK and Ireland, is delighted to announce they will now offer the new BritBox service through its growing network of ISP operators and enabled netgem.tv devices in the market, available now. BritBox is a digital video subscription service created by the BBC and […]

  • Disney+ originals more attractive than Apple TV+ (Advanced Television)

    Published January 28, 2020

    Disney+’s live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian looks like a key driver for the SVoD platform as interest levels top those of rival Apple TV+ exclusives The Morning Show and See. The Mandalorian maintained a higher relative interest level than The Morning Show throughout its entire run, despite Disney+ being available in only six markets, […]

  • RTL to boost local production by €1bn (Advanced Television)

    Published January 28, 2020

    In an interview with German newspaper Handelsblatt, RTL’s CEO Bernd Reichart says the broadcaster will invest €1 billion annually in new in-house productions. The cash will be for the broadcaster’s national FTA channel as well as its streaming service ‘TV Now’ and aiming to take on the likes of Netflix, Amazon and the other emerging […]

  • “High-risk” or not, UK govt gives Huawei the go-ahead (Total Telecom)

    Published January 28, 2020

    Huawei will be allowed to contribute to non-core areas of the UK’s 5G network After months of uncertainty and political to-and-fro, the UK has today announced that it will allow Huawei to contribute to its 5G networks, following a deliberation by the National Security Council chaired by the PM. The key outcomes of this decision […]

  • Endemol Shine’s Lisa Perrin moves to head up ITV Studios international production (TBI Vision)

    Published January 28, 2020

    ITV Studios has appointed Endemol Shine Group’s Creative Networks CEO Lisa Perrin as managing director of its international production business. Perrin reports to Julian Bellamy, managing director of ITVS, and will be part of the senior management team, overseeing the day-to-day running of ITVS’ production labels outside the UK and US, developing business strategy as […]

  • Sky Furthers Factual Slate with Sky Documentaries, Sky Nature (Rapid TV News)

    Published January 28, 2020

    Hot on the heels of the opening of a new comedy content strand, pay-TV provider Sky has turned to the real world with the launch of two brand-new factual services, Sky Documentaries and Sky Nature. Explaining the reasons for the new launch, Sky noted research showing that documentaries are rising-up the popularity stakes with its […]

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