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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

Digital digest index

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.


BBC Sounds launches connected TV app


A new BBC Sounds app which has launched today on YouView and Virgin devices, with Samsung TVs joining later this week, will enable audiences to access over 80,000 hours of audio content on their TVs.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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IBC Show calls for awards nominations


IBC is calling for industry success stories and triumphs of innovation to be submitted as entries for the IBC Innovation, Young Pioneer and Social Impact Awards, which will be announced in September at IBC2020.

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.

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BT overhauls app to enhance second screen UX


BT has updated the BT Sport app for small screen devices aiming to enhance the viewing experience for its customers with a series of new features.

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Streaming surges in Australia with 6m terabytes of data consumed


Some 71% of Australian households paid for at least one streaming service in 2019 according to the latest study from the ACMA.

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Doubling down at Dplay and wrangling the beast


From founding an OTT startup to strategic monetisation and localising content, SVP digital and general manager at Discovery’s Dplay Winradit Kolasastraseni tells IBC365 that content is king but customer experience is a top priority.

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Ex-CEO bids $1.2bn for Xperi ahead of TiVo merger


Xperi has received an unsolicited takeover bid from a group led by its former CEO Tom Lacey, causing a potential roadblock in its proposed merger with TiVo.

ISE 2020

ISE 2020: Communication technology rampant


XR, Esports, smart buildings, and the evolution of screens are some of the core topics being discussed at this week’s ISE conference. Adrian Pennington investigates the AV Tech show.

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Samsung launches Galaxy S20 with 8K capability


Samsung has launched its new range of flagship smartphone devices, offering the ability to record videos in 8K 24fps.

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Speaker smarts: Conversational AI and content delivery


Smart speakers and their AI controllers are revolutionising how we consume music and spoken word, but are broadcasters and platforms fully exploiting their capabilities for other content, such as video? And how can we trust what the AI offers us?

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IBC extends deadline for Technical Paper submissions


IBC has extended the deadline for submissions for Technical Papers for IBC2020 to 10 February 2020.