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Anna Kendrick in Dummy 2020 Quibi film

Behind the scenes: Dummy


Quibi launches with a new production method and tantalising creative storytelling possibilities.

Week ahead

Live production week & what to stream on Netflix


30 Mar - 5 Apr: Your guide on what to look forward to this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry

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BBC to provide free DAB radios to over-70s


The BBC has teamed with manufacturers, retailers and charities to provide free DAB radios to the most vulnerable people aged over 70 during the coronavirus.

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Netflix temporary outage & Fox Sports broadcasts NASCAR esports


23-29 Mar: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Virgin Media inks cinema deal with NBCUniversal for home viewing


UK telco Virgin Media has secured a first of its kind deal with NBCUniversal to offer its customers access to the studio’s new releases on the same day they hit cinemas.


Eurovision 2020 cancelled by “heartbroken” EBU


The European Broadcasting Union has officially announced the cancellation of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam due to the uncertainty created by the spread of Covid-19.

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Netflix and YouTube to reduce stream quality in Europe due to coronavirus


Netflix and YouTube have agreed to switch streaming quality in Europe down from high definition to standard definition ahead of an expected streaming boom as many countries go into coronavirus lockdown.

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Studio productions slow down & new cinema releases to be streamed


16-22 Mar: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Tech Expert: Inside IoT


Video: In this week’s Tech Expert, Liam Friel explains the technology behind the internet of things and its impact on media and entertainment.


Earnings review: Broadcasters and telcos reveal downturn across the board


IBC365 recounts the standout company results in the media and broadcast industry.

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Coronavirus isolation to spike streaming by 60%, according to Nielsen


Online media streaming is forecasted to rise during the current Covid-19 crisis which is forcing the public in many countries to self-isolate.

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Pluto TV grows LATAM partnerships with 55+ deals


BBC Studios and Endemol Shine Group are among 55 media and content providers that have partnered with Pluto TV ahead of its expansion into Latin America.


NAB 2020: The industry reacts


NAB 2020 has been cancelled due to fears over the coronavirus. IBC365 looks at some of the industry reaction.

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M&A review: Grass Valley’s surprise acquisition, Comcast’s AVOD streamer purchase


IBC365 looks back at some of the notable mergers and acquisitions of the past month within the media and technology industry.

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Tech Expert: Inside UHD


Video: In this week’s Tech Expert, Colin Warhurst explains the technology behind better picture quality and the different meanings ‘UHD-HDR’ can offer.

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Start-ups Quibi and Eko launch duelling legal suits over “Turnstyle” tech


Upcoming SVOD service Quibi has been sued by tech firm Eko over its “Turnstyle” technology that allows viewers to seamlessly switch between landscape and portrait viewing.

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Barb teams up with IPA TouchPoints to tap audience behaviour


Broadcast Audience Research Board (BARB) has launched an integrated partnership with IPA TouchPoints, the organisation behind the cross-media-device database, to help its clients to understand more about its viewers.

Cloud Expo 2020

Elon Musk at Satellite 2020 | SXSW cancelled | Formula 1 starts


9 – 13 Mar: Your guide on what to look forward to this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Quibi secures $750m of funding ahead of launch


Quibi has raised $750 million in second-round funding, just one month ahead of its commercial launch.

Internet of things

The Internet of Things: A progress report


Does the IoT herald a ‘slow revolution’ for content creation and other professional applications, or is 5G the catalyst for accelerated activity? Security remains an abiding concern, writes David Davies.