From 5G testing to biometrics and social VR, immersive experiences are evolving and advancing. Muki Kulhan rounds up the latest developments and highlights some interesting industry adoptions.
IBC365 rounds up pivotal analyst research from across the media and broadcast industry.
Netflix has donated £1 million to a new fund set up by the BFI and the Film and TV Charity aimed at supporting the creative community during the coronavirus pandemic.
With most international sporting events delayed or cancelled due to coronavirus, could people turn to esports to get their sporting fix? Adrian Pennington investigates.
RTL Group is pushing into streaming, taking a 50% stake in SVOD technology platform Bedrock as it forecasts major growth across its German and Dutch online streaming services.
As coronavirus continues to spread around the globe, the financial impact is being felt by the media and tech sector through event cancellations, abrupt drops in ad revenue, share price falls, and disruption to production schedules.
IBC365’s update on new company appointments, resignations and restructures across the content and broadcast industry.
Members of The Motion Picture Association, excluding Netflix, have backed Oracle in a Supreme Court hearing in the US over a computer code dispute.
Boxing heavyweights Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are set for a championship clash in Las Vegas this weekend. But the real winners could be the broadcasters set to air the epic rematch, writes Ross Biddiscombe.
Technicolor has unveiled a new strategic plan that aims to see the company boost its capital structure and strategic flexibility between 2020 and 2022.
IABM, the international trade association for broadcast and media technology suppliers, is calling for entries for the 2020 NAB Show Las Vegas BaM Awards.
Michaela Tod is stepping down from her role as co-chief executive of ProSiebenSat.1′s entertainment division after one year with the German broadcaster.
Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT) has announced several wins for key football rights including the German Bundesliga and the English Premier League.
3-7 Feb: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.
27-31 Jan: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.
While the 2010s were undoubtedly the decade of SVOD streamers, some believe that AVOD services will the big story of the 2020s. Tim Dams reports.
Verizon Media VP EMEA and Latam Stuart Flint is set to join growing social media platform TikTok in an unspecified role.
Nordic countries top Europe and Western markets with one in four internet users choosing esports games over other media, according to research from Ampere Analysis.
Mergers and acquisitions will be a top focus for M&E executives this year, according to a new report.
The UK’s two largest political parties have vowed to save free TV licences for all over-75s ahead of the upcoming UK general election.
Workflows for TV ads are a model of consistency compared to the wild west of digital, and the approach of traditional TV has a lot to teach the ‘new media’ of online video.
In this paper, Vimeo discusses the ways in which content variation affects key aspects of OTT, including subscriber monetisation, viewership, and content management.
A landmark sports rights deal will see New Zealand Rugby take a 5% stake in Sky New Zealand in exchange for the rights to show All Blacks matches for the next five years.
Audience loyalty has been the success to the longevity of Refinery29’s global reach; international president Kate Ward tells IBC365 about the triumphs of growing a digital brand beyond audience eyeballs.
IBC2019: Diversity of thought in the media and tech fields is becoming increasingly valued according to Monday’s session on neurodiversity – but employers need to reassess their work practices if they want to benefit.
IBC2019: A supermarket retailer who released its own take on the BLT sandwich ahead of London’s Gay Pride weekend (the LGBLT) was used as an example of how not to market content to consumers during Sunday Morning’s Business of Marketing Content session.
IBC2019: The pace of the OTT market is set to increase over the next few years with companies such as Amazon TV, Disney and Apple TV best placed to win out.
The ability of aggregated TV services to target specific audiences and measure their response combines the beauty of TV with the brains of digital, says Roku’s Marion Ranchet.
IBC2019: Senior figures from some of the world’s leading digital content brands have outlined some of the key features of media brands that will make them successful in the future.
In charge of analytics for Brazil’s huge TV Globo, Carlos Octavio wades into rivers of data while striving to transform a corporate culture.
Top US equity analyst Michael Nathanson says ageing TV audiences and the flight of youth audiences to streaming platforms means broadcasters have to “look inward” to compete.
Silicon Valley technology giants will face taxation after the US and French Presidents struck a deal during the G7 Summit.
Artificial intelligence has often overpromised, but now the technology is becoming vital to the media and telco spaces, according to Orange’s Patrice Slupowski.
YouTube is in the final stages of implementing plans to end “targeted” advertisements on video for children, according to reports.
Collaborating with rivals to offer global streaming services with local content as well as creating global communities of people who share the same passions is all part of Discovery’s game plan, says Kasia Kieli, EMEA president & managing director, Discovery.
The insatiable appetite for video means there has quite simply never been a better time to be in the video industry, says Accedo head of marketing, solutions and innovation Luke Gaydon.
12 - 16 Aug: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.
IBC has added to its comprehensive coverage of the media, entertainment and technology industry with the launch of an IBC Daily-dedicated website.
Leading US entertainment companies CBS and Viacom are set to merge after three years of discussions with the new firm valued at $30 billion.
Fox Corporation has unveiled plans to buy a 67% stake in leading consumer finance firm Credible Labs, as part of the American TV broadcasting company’s digital strategy.
Leader Electronics has acquired Phabrix, a manufacturer of video and audio broadcast test and measurement instruments.
Achieving scale and data security with SSAI will be high on the agenda for leading broadcasters, writes Yospace Founder & CTO David Springall.
SoftBank Group has launched a second investment fund as it looks to back further development of market-leading, tech-enabled growth companies.
Data insight is the key tool for delivering addressable advertising, writes Synamedia product manager Adam Davies.
Dalet is to acquire the Ooyala Flex Media Platform business as it looks to bolster its SaaS-based services offering and sign up customers in new sectors.
Can China’s fast-growing and deep-pocketed BAT – Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent – compete effectively in the international arena with the likes of FAANG – Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google?
This year’s Cannes Lions showcased how creatives the world over are putting new technology – like AI, blockchain, VR, voice and facial recognition - to highly imaginative uses.
While ‘The New Realities’ - augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and mixed reality (MR) - are posed to play a significant role in our future, they also open up new concerns about cyber security, says futurist Amelia Kallman.
IBC365 contributor Amelia Kallman is at CES in Las Vegas to look at the latest consumer tech and the effect that it will have on the media and entertainment industry.
Despite a power outage temporarily halting proceedings at CES, discussions about audience engagement and voice activation continued at the Las Vegas tech fest.
Innovative startups will be given the opportunity to meet with venture capitalists and investors at IBC2017 as part of a new initiative at this year’s show.