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Coronavirus concern

BBC, CNN and Euronews pledge $50m in ad-revenue to promote health messaging

2020-04-03T12:23:00+01:00By

The trio of broadcasters has committed $50 million of advertising inventory to promote vital public health messages that will reach over 800 million people across the globe.

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T-Mobile & Sprint finalise merger & Sony Pictures pushes cinema releases

2020-04-02T12:00:00+01:00By

30 Mar - 5 Apr: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Reporting live: Contingency broadcasting

2020-04-02T10:40:00+01:00By

From capturing to distributing news, global broadcasters are faced with significant challenges during the coronavirus pandemic. IBC365 investigates the agility of live news productions from the EBU, Euronews, BBC, ITV News and RTÉ.

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BBC to delay TV licence changes as coronavirus accelerates

2020-03-16T13:26:00+00:00By

In light of the global coronavirus situation, the BBC and DCMS have released a joint statement confirming plans to delay changes to the UK TV licence for the over-75s until August.

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NAB Show 2020 cancelled, Vivo commences 6G R&D

2020-03-12T10:57:00+00:00By

9-13 Mar: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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ViacomCBS shakes up Australia and New Zealand leadership

2020-03-11T13:40:00+00:00By

ViacomCBS has introduced a new management structure across its businesses in Australia and New Zealand, after boss Paul Anderson’s resignation from Network Ten.

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Gray Television and Apollo submit rival $8.5bn bids for Tegna

2020-03-09T13:41:00+00:00By

US TV group Gray Television has reportedly made an $8.5 billion bid for rival Tegna, setting off a potential bidding war for the company.

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

2020-03-09T07:10:00+00:00By

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

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Sky Sports aims to diversify new audiences for women’s sport

2020-03-06T14:53:00+00:00By

Sky Sports has announced plans to increase its commitment to women’s sport in 2020 by expanding its existing coverage and strengthening its digital output.

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BritBox goes Down Under

2020-03-05T17:11:00+00:00By

BBC Studios, the principal commercial arm of the BBC, and ITV, the UK’s biggest commercial broadcaster today announced its plans today to launch the BritBox streaming service in Australia.

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Giving fans what they want: The power of personalisation

2020-03-04T21:58:00+00:00By

Premium and niche sports fans have called on OTT services to provide streaming experiences with customised experiences, advertising and social media content but who will prevail and be crowned the Netflix of sports?

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AT&T launches online service to counter satellite subs drop

2020-03-02T13:08:00+00:00By

The new dedicated internet-delivered TV service will launch today by AT&T as it moves to counter its declining revenues and customers for its satellite business.

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New director general takes the helm at RÚV

2020-03-02T12:11:00+00:00By

Stefán Eiríksson has this week taken over as director general of Icelandic public service broadcaster RÚV.

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YouTube drops Fox Regional Sports following Sinclair carriage dispute

2020-02-28T14:57:00+00:00By

YouTube TV is to drop the Fox Regional Sports Networks from tomorrow having failed to reach a carriage agreement with the Sinclair Broadcasting-owned channels.

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Right content, right place, right time

2020-02-20T13:35:00+00:00By

Automation is certain to play an ever-greater role as broadcasters work to service more platforms with more content than ever before, writes David Davies.

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BT launches flexible TV packages to tackle streamers

2020-02-18T11:58:00+00:00By

BT has partnered with Netflix, Amazon and Sky to offer aggregated TV packages across sport, film and entertainment.

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RTL boss moots ProSieben takeover

2020-02-17T14:57:00+00:00By

A merger between RTL and ProSiebenSat.1would help the German broadcasters compete with US streamers, according to Thomas Rabe, chief executive of RTL and its parent Bertelsmann.

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Premier League eyes launch of its own streaming service

2020-02-10T14:26:00+00:00By

A “Netflix-style” streaming service is the latest proposition the Premier League’s new chief confirmed is on the cards with the purpose to drive revenue and disrupt BT Sport and Sky subscriptions.

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IBC extends deadline for Technical Paper submissions

2020-02-05T18:25:00+00:00By

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

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UK to review decriminalising BBC licence fee

2020-02-05T18:03:00+00:00By

The UK government has announced a new consultation into the future of the BBC licence fee that could threaten a major overhaul at the Corporation.

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SPI/Film Box launches “lean back” AI VOD service

2020-02-04T12:56:00+00:00By

SPI/ Film Box has launched a new content streaming service called FilmBox Plus.

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Roku blocks Fox one day before Super Bowl 2020

2020-01-31T12:57:00+00:00By

Fox channels have been removed by Roku blocking customers from streaming the Super Bowl after a carriage dispute remained unresolved.

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C4 promotes Jonathan Allan to COO

2020-01-29T12:19:00+00:00By

In a leadership restructure, Channel 4 has promoted Jonathan Allan to the role of chief operating officer, replacing Keith Underwood who is stepping down.

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Pluto TV reveals UK-focused channels

2020-01-28T13:32:00+00:00By

ViacomCBS-owned Pluto TV has added two new channels dedicated to British content to mark its fist year operating in the UK.

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ITV names Endemol’s Lisa Perrin new MD

2020-01-28T12:11:00+00:00By

Endemol internal memo reveals James Townley and Sarah Sedazzari will take on Perrin’s responsibilities at the company’s Creative Networks division.

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2020: The year of the OTT

2020-01-27T15:42:00+00:00

2020 looks set to be the year of the OTT, with a number of new services coming to the US and Europe from some of the biggest content providers in the world. IBC365 looks at the platforms that will bring the second streaming revolution.

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OTT to play a key role in sports growth

2020-01-27T11:46:00+00:00By

Broadcasters have played a key role in driving up sports revenues, but could the entrance of OTT providers prevent the sports bubble from bursting? James Pearce investigates.

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Comcast unveils NBC Sky World News service

2020-01-24T12:48:00+00:00By

Comcast has unveiled plans to launch a new international news channel combining its Sky and NBC brands.

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BBC director general Tony Hall to step down

2020-01-20T11:48:00+00:00By

Tony Hall will step down from his role of director general of the BBC in the summer, after seven years heading up the British broadcaster.

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Viacom adds Endemol Shine channels to My5 offering

2020-01-17T11:30:00+00:00By

My5, the VoD service from Viacom-owned Channel 5, will launch two new channels from Dutch production company Endemol Shine.

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Euronews: The transformation of news

2020-01-16T11:49:00+00:00By

Transforming linear and enhancing its digital operations, Euronews boss Michael Peters is looking to reach audiences beyond Europe.

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Prosiebensat.1 sets up sustainability department

2020-01-13T14:54:00+00:00By

Prosiebensat.1 has appointed a chief sustainability officer to lead its newly created sustainability department.

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Mediaset shareholders back restructure rules change

2020-01-13T11:58:00+00:00By

Mediaset has won approval from shareholders to proceed with a major European restructure, despite a failed last-minute legal bid from Vivendi to block the Media For Europe project.

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Samsung and 8K Association launch TV certification scheme

2020-01-03T12:53:00+00:00By

Samsung Electronics has partnered with the 8K Association to launch an 8K TV certification scheme.

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Top 10: Publish

2019-12-18T15:59:00+00:00By

As the year draws to a close, IBC365 takes a look at some of the most popular news and industry trend articles in our Publish category.

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Doing business the right way: Encouraging sustainability and diversity

2019-12-18T15:55:00+00:00By

Sustainability and green issues have dominated the news in 2019. At a recent event, the DPP put ethical broadcasting top of the agenda

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Lionsgate strikes content deal with Airtel

2019-12-18T12:08:00+00:00By

India’s Bharti Airtel has inked a deal with Lionsgate and Starzplay to launch Lionsgate Play in India under a new strategic alliance.

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New Zealand delays decision over PSB merger

2019-12-17T14:21:00+00:00By

A decision over the future of public service broadcasting in New Zealand has been delayed as a number of Cabinet ministers requested more detail on proposals to merge RNZ and TVNZ.

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Election 2019: How UK broadcasters are covering election night

2019-12-12T10:55:00+00:00By

The UK is holding its first December election in over a century. IBC365 looks at how the UK’s major broadcasters are tackling election night coverage.

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Manchester United ink content partnership deal with Alibaba Group

2019-12-09T12:35:00+00:00By

Premier League football club Manchester United have announced a new partnership with Alibaba Group to bring the exclusive rights to the club’s content to China.

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3SS, Media Distillery and XroadMedia harness AI for personalised TV

2019-12-06T11:56:00+00:00By

The trio has teamed up to create an end-to-end video experience platform which will enable Android TV providers to make linear-on-demand a reality for viewers.

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Why going direct doesn’t have to be difficult

2019-11-27T09:28:00+00:00Brought to you by

There is a huge amount of interest in the direct to consumer market but there is also a lot of uncertainty as rights holders look at the technical challenges involved, writes Steve Russell.

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Sky partners with sign language body for slate of accessible content

2019-11-25T12:23:00+00:00By

Broadcaster Sky has partnered with deaf production charity, the British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust, to develop a slate of content in British Sign Language.

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Nordic streamers look local to compete with SVoD giants

2019-11-19T12:35:00+00:00By

As the streaming wars intensify globally, Scandinavian networks are producing local series to compete, according to a new report from Ampere Analysis.

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SPI International and FilmBox expands African distribution

2019-11-18T12:39:00+00:00By

Content provider SPI/FilmBox has announced new content distribution deals to deliver eight of its popular channels across Africa with Azam TV, MTN Group and habeshaview.

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Globo reorganisation unites production and distribution brands

2019-11-11T12:49:00+00:00By

Globo has announced a reorganisation of the Brazilian media company’s various content creation and distribution arms.

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RTÉ announces job cuts and closures

2019-11-08T13:46:00+00:00By

Irish broadcaster RTÉ has announced plans to cut up to 200 jobs as part of a series of financial measures aimed at reducing costs by €60 million over the next three years.

Digital digest index

Vivendi's peace talks with Mediaset & Fox strikes deal with Nexstar

2019-11-08T11:08:00+00:00By

4-8 Nov: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Broadcasters partner to boost disability awareness

2019-11-05T12:06:00+00:00By

ITV, the BBC, Channel 4, Viacom and Sky have partnered to launch an event focussed on disability and the media to mark International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPWD).

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UK culture sec “open” to idea of scrapping BBC licence fee for subscription model

2019-10-18T11:16:00+01:00By

UK culture secretary Nicky Morgan has said she’d be open to the idea of ditching the BBC’s licence fee and replacing it with a subscription service.

Publish

Regional contents in a national DVB-T2 SFN: A novel approach based on DVB-SIS

2019-10-17T07:00:00+01:00By V. Mignone, A. Bertella, D. Milanesio, B. Sacco, S. Ripamonti, M. Visintin

In this paper, Rai explores a system configuration that benefits from the multiple Physical Layer Pipes (PLP) of DVB-T2.

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Virgin Media wades into RTÉ funding debate

2019-09-30T10:47:00+01:00By

Virgin Media has warned the Irish government against “pandering yet again to RTÉ” amid debate over funding of the public service broadcaster.

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India’s TRAI to govern broadcasters’ interconnections

2019-09-26T10:56:00+01:00By

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India is seeking input from broadcasters into its regulatory review of the provisions of interconnection and carriage fees.

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Long-live terrestrial broadcasting

2019-09-16T16:29:00+01:00By

IBC2019: Paper authors at an IBC Tech Talk presented research on why 3GPP has created a new media streaming architecture for 5G, new innovation in 4K and UHDTV delivery and regional programme variations in a Single Frequency Network (SFN).

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IBC2019 Preview: Tuesday

2019-09-16T14:31:00+01:00By

IBC2019: Highlights from across the conference and exhibition including the closing keynote and the Esports showcase.

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IBC2019 Preview: Sunday

2019-09-14T14:37:00+01:00By

IBC2019: What to see and expect at the conference and exhibition today, finishing with the prestigious IBC Awards ceremony.

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Video: HbbTV and ATSC 3.0 sees broadcasters striking back

2019-09-14T13:03:00+01:00By

IBC2019: Where would IBC be without a panel looking at ‘Next Generation TV’ and the threat to conventional broadcasting?  IBC 2019 is no different, and this year’s session compared and contrasted HbbTV (Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV) and the USA’s ATSC 3.0.

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News Corp bets on streaming with IPO still a focus

2019-09-12T14:18:00+01:00By

Australia pay-TV service Foxtel will push for an IPO, says News Corp’s CFO who aims to turn the declining service around despite seeing greater growth in streaming.

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Interview: Shalini Govil-Pai, Android TV

2019-09-04T15:52:00+01:00Brought to you by

The world is moving to more natural ways to access the power of computing, says Android TV senior director of product management and IBC2019 keynote speaker Shalini Govil-Pai.

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Dish India partners Broadpeak for OTT service

2019-09-04T11:57:00+01:00By

Dish TV India has partnered with Broadpeak to launch its new OTT service Watcho, which will deliver 100+ channels to its customers.

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Telia offers EU concessions to push through Bonnier takeover

2019-09-03T11:55:00+01:00By

Swedish telecoms operator Telia will provide rivals with “fair access” to its TV channels in order to push through its takeover of Bonnier Broadcasting, according to reports.

Week ahead

Edinburgh TV Festival & 13 Reasons Why returns to Netflix

2019-08-19T09:35:00+01:00By

19-23 Aug: Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Interview: Dee Forbes, RTE

2019-08-19T08:26:00+01:00By

The rise of OTTs and the era of ‘fake news’ have piled political and commercial pressures on public service broadcasters but both provide great opportunities, according to RTÉ director general Dee Forbes.

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Russia block means OneWeb faces extra-tough challenge

2019-08-16T13:36:00+01:00By

OneWeb won’t be able broadcast into Russia. But how much will this hinder the satellite company’s plans to roll out a global network?

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Insight: Your guide to IBC2019

2019-08-16T09:58:00+01:00By

IBC preview magazine Insight contains interviews with keynote speakers, an overview of some of the technology trends that will dominate IBC2019 as well as guides to the show’s exciting and innovative features, from the Future Zone to the Esports Showcase.

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8K moves up the agenda

2019-08-15T15:50:00+01:00By

We are currently in a transition from 1080p to UHD, so why is the industry intent on pushing 8K?

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CBS and Viacom merge to challenge Disney and Netflix

2019-08-14T11:22:00+01:00By

Leading US entertainment companies CBS and Viacom are set to merge after three years of discussions with the new firm valued at $30 billion.

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Industry needs to develop standards to tackle “fake news”

2019-08-09T15:52:00+01:00By

The international broadcast industry needs to develop a set of common standards in order to combat the growing challenge of “fake news”.

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CBS and AT&T sign new partnership ending carriage dispute

2019-08-09T14:37:00+01:00By

The CBS blackout on AT&T’s media channels has came to an end after the two firms struck a deal over carriage rights.

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CBS agrees carriage deal with Altice

2019-07-30T13:22:00+01:00By

CBS has struck a carriage deal with cable provider Altice, but its blackout on AT&T looks set to continue.

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Tokyo broadcasters to trial simultaneous OTT news

2019-07-30T11:00:00+01:00By

Five major TV networks in Tokyo are set to trial simultaneous online streaming of their primary evening news shows in January.

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Indian government holds consultation on National Broadcast Policy regulation

2019-07-29T11:02:00+01:00By

India’s Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has opened talks with members of the India broadcasting and media industry about creating a National Broadcast Policy.

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A paradigm shift: Embracing remote production workflows in the era of multiscreen TV and video

2019-07-25T12:23:00+01:00Brought to you by

Today’s premium content owners need a scalable and profitable live production ecosystem. When it comes to content creation, speed is of the essence to satiate the appetites of audiences around the world, especially in a live environment.

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Interview: Mathieu Yerle, Connect

2019-07-24T16:20:00+01:00Brought to you by

Broadcasters are constantly analysing their performances and trying to circumvent workflow bottlenecks, and to do so they are relying on datasets that are getting larger and larger, says Connect director of sales and product strategy Mathieu Yerle.

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Is there still life in linear broadcasting?

2019-07-24T14:42:00+01:00

With their business model being rapidly disrupted by the streamers, can traditional free-to-air broadcasters hold on to viewers and advertisers? Tim Dams reports

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Mediaset rejects Vivendi’s bid for new vote on share scheme

2019-07-23T09:51:00+01:00By

Mediaset has denied a request from Vivendi to hold an extraordinary shareholder meeting to revoke a recently adopted share loyalty scheme that would allow the Berlusconi family to tighten its grip on the Italian broadcaster.

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DTG collaborates with EBU on 5G

2019-07-22T16:28:00+01:00By

The DTG is taking part in EBU’s 5G Deployments project on media distribution and production.

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Finnish telco DNA taps out of pay-TV market

2019-07-18T11:18:00+01:00By

Finland telecommunications service provider DNA has agreed to sell its terrestrial pay-TV network to rival Digita.

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French PSB wins battle with online TV streamer

2019-07-10T12:39:00+01:00By

France Télévisions has won a victory in its ongoing legal battle with online TV provider PlayMédia to stop the retransmission of its programmes.

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Vivendi takes legal route against Mediaset

2019-07-08T12:39:00+01:00By

Vivendi has launched a lawsuit against Mediaset in an effort to assert its rights as a shareholder in the Italian broadcaster.

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Virgin TV boss calls government to review RTÉ

2019-07-08T10:56:00+01:00By

Virgin Media TV managing director has called for a government review of RTÉ’s hybrid model, urging an inquiry ahead of additional funding or changes to the licence fee model.

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BBC Studios wins first Quibi commission

2019-07-02T11:56:00+01:00By

New digital platform Quibi has issued its first short form commission to the BBC Studios Natural History Unit.

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Sky Italia appoints KPN chief Maximo Ibarra as CEO

2019-06-26T11:20:00+01:00By

KPN CEO Maximo Ibarra has been named at the new CEO of Sky Italia, effective from October.

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Video: Streaming live content amid the industry evolution

2019-06-20T15:32:00+01:00By

Delivering live content successfully requires an interplay of technology and cloud-based workflows to meet viewing demand for high-quality streams, explains ITV’s Andrew Pearson.

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IOC awards new Olympic Games broadcast deal

2019-06-20T11:57:00+01:00By

Broadcast rights for the Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024 Olympic games have been handed to Infront Sports and Media, which will be the exclusive free-to-air rights holder in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Comcast launches eye control for TV

2019-06-18T11:38:00+01:00By

Comcast has developed a web-based eye control remote to enable viewers with a physical disability to change the channel, set a recording and search for a programme.

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BT in talks to join ITV and BBC’s Britbox streaming consortium?

2019-06-10T12:31:00+01:00By

BT is reported to be considering backing upcoming streaming service Britbox, which is backed by ITV and the BBC.

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CBS and Viacom merger talks set to resume

2019-05-31T14:31:00+01:00By

Reports from the US claim talks about a CBS/Viacom tie-up are set to reopen in June.

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The future of TV will be built on long term engagement

2019-05-15T00:00:00+01:00By Staff writer

TV businesses must shake off short termism and think customer lifetime value

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EU to probe Telia’s $960m Bonnier takeover

2019-05-13T10:45:00+01:00By

European Commission cites competition concerns over Telia’s acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting.

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Bezos and Musk: The Billionaires’ space battle

2019-05-07T14:49:00+01:00By

Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk and Amazon boss Jeff Bezos have launched their own rocket companies as they seek to tap into the planet’s ever-increasing demand for broadband connectivity. Chris Forrester assesses their chances.

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Game of Thrones: Was The Long Night too dark?

2019-05-01T16:10:00+01:00By

The Long Night, Game of Thrones’ biggest, most expensive, and longest episode to date, has been dogged by complaints of murky pictures and difficult to see action. What, if anything, went wrong?

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From the cloud to 5G: NAB 2019 in review

2019-04-18T11:17:00+01:00By

From the creation of content in the cloud to the delivery of content to mobile devices, NAB 2019 was awash with innovation that suggests an even closer relationship between the media and telco industries.

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Realising the potential of SAT>IP

2019-04-15T15:35:00+01:00By

SAT>IP technology – whereby antenna signals can be converted into IP for distribution around a house or commercial facility – is beginning to achieve global traction.

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Transforming creative workflows: Making great content in the cloud

2019-04-02T11:51:00+01:00

Join IBC365 on demand to explore why creators are turning to cloud to transform the way they make great content.

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RTL doubles down on content and stresses importance of ad tech

2019-03-29T10:20:00+00:00By

Remaining relevant and retaining audiences is a challenge RTL is overcoming with content investment and growing its ad-space opportunities explained group SVP Rhys Noelke.

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Getting to the core of Apple TV+

2019-03-28T16:08:00+00:00By

In a golden era of storytelling, Apple has turned its attention to reinventing TV and adding healthy competition to the ecosystem, writes Paolo Pescatore

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Disney completes $71.3bn Fox acquisition

2019-03-21T17:02:00+00:00By

Disney officially owns 21st Century Fox after more than a year of negotiations and a $71.3 billion exchange.

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How Fox Sports is preparing for the Women’s World Cup

2019-03-20T07:00:00+00:00By

Director of post-production at Fox Sports Brandon Potter explains how the broadcaster worked with some key vendors to deliver footage of the Russia World Cup and the lessons it learnt.

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PSBs future jeopardised by VOD

2019-03-15T17:13:00+00:00By

The House of Lords has launched a public inquiry to investigate the future of public service broadcasters amid rising concerns Netflix and Amazon will overthrow traditional broadcasters.

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BBC triumphs at BPG Awards

2019-03-15T15:49:00+00:00By

Jodie Comer and Hugh Grant were among the winners of the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards today, judges praised the “brilliance of the output.”

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Regional focus: Middle East and Africa

2019-03-12T07:00:00+00:00By Riikka Koponen

From the transition to digital broadcasting to the adoption of OTT, the IABM’s newly published report on Middle East and Africa outlines the prospects for growth in the region

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Interview: Margareta Törnblad, Telia

2019-02-22T11:10:00+00:00By

Swedish telco Telia Company is pushing ever more heavily into TV with recent deals such as its $1bn acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting, echoing a strategy of leading telcos around the world. Margareta Törnblad, head of media and entertainment at Telia, explains the firm’s thinking.

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Brexit: UK broadcasters need certainty

2019-02-15T12:48:00+00:00By

Broadcasters in the UK face an uncertain future, with the deadline for Brexit looming and the prospect of no deal with the European Union jeopardising the country’s position as an international hub for TV.

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Super Bowl LIII: Who watched the game?

2019-02-07T09:43:00+00:00By

The final whistle of Super Bowl LIII sounded on Sunday ending its lowest scoring head-to-head in history and the build up to its perennially anticipated half-time show saw numerous high profile drop outs in support of Colin Kaepernick. Ross Biddiscombe explores how the event’s viewership fared.

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Branding channels in a multi-platform age

2019-01-09T15:08:00+00:00By David Wood

Linear channels are having to work harder to entice viewers, with the branding of channels one area of focus.

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Can 5G technology fuel a revolution in the international terrestrial transmission market?

2019-01-09T12:27:00+00:00Brought to you by

There are strong similarities between mobile terrestrial television networks and mobile telecommunication networks in the way that they support data communication, writes Rohde & Schwarz EVP and head of broadcast & media division Jürgen Nies.

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Whitepaper: 5G broadcast for mobile TV

2018-12-13T16:24:00+00:00Brought to you by

This whitepaper explores why the latest mobile telecommunications technologies are a perfect partner for digital terrestrial transmission (DTT) and how they can put it on a new and significant growth path.

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Interview: Annette Schaefer, Deutsche Telekom

2018-11-12T10:30:00+00:00By Anne Morris

Time to market is an increasingly critical challenge for telcos with a pay-TV strategy in today’s new world order of OTT players and large video streaming providers.

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On-demand webinar: Accelerating innovation across Media & Entertainment

2018-10-23T15:14:00+01:00

This IBC365 webinar outlines and explains the collaborative Media-Telecom Catalyst innovation programme and how you can get involved in designing solutions to current media & entertainment challenges.

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On-demand webinar: The future of satellite uplink amplifiers

2018-10-10T16:13:00+01:00Brought to you by

This webinar, brought to you by Rohde & Schwarz, explores the future of uplink amplifiers, including solid-state designs, linearity and signal quality in order to help you select the right amplifier for uplink scenarios.

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Interview: Mike Darcey, M247

2018-10-08T16:29:00+01:00By

The TV industry is grappling with a ‘three-way profit squeeze’, which means many companies will not make as much money as they did in the past, warns veteran broadcasting executive Mike Darcey.

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Satellite launches: Driven by geography, bandwidth and quality

2018-10-08T12:35:00+01:00By

The desire to bring more content of higher quality to more people has been driving, and will continue to drive, activity in the satellite industry.

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Satellite: Still at the heart of the industry

2018-10-08T12:16:00+01:00By

It was very apparent at IBC2018 that the broadcast industry continues to be in a state of flux. Ian McMurray finds that satellite operators and suppliers are no less affected by pervasive and disruptive change.

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Analysis: Can OneWeb straddle the ‘Valley of Death’?

2018-10-08T06:00:00+01:00By

OneWeb has some hefty backers but how will the scheme to provide broadband coverage to millions cope with moving from idea to implementation?

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Interview: Peter Smith, Antenna Group

2018-09-25T07:01:00+01:00By

Antenna Group is an Athens-based multinational broadcaster with a very strong presence in Greece (with its ANT1 free-to-air channel) as well as radio stations, and channels in Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia and Romania. Its media investments include broadband services, publishing, music labels, and even a credit card business. IBC365 speaks to ...

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Getting to grips with TV’s golden age

2018-09-18T08:23:00+01:00By David Wood

IBC2018: The state of scripted, the future of linear TV and the effectiveness of digital advertising were all topics of debate at a session devoted to debunking received wisdom in TV.

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Disruption is only going to get worse

2018-09-13T16:09:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Netflix and YouTube employ thousands of engineers, giving them a huge technical advantage over public service broadcasting rivals

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Interview: Jürgen Nies, Rohde & Schwarz

2018-09-05T14:10:00+01:00Brought to you by

We are living through a period of profound change in broadcast transmission and distribution, but not restricted to the broadcast industry, explains Rohde & Schwarz EVP and Head of Broadcast and Media Division Jürgen Nies.

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Whitepaper: Dealing with external interference in a gap filler network

2018-09-03T16:18:00+01:00Brought to you by

This whitepaper explores how to overcome the challenges of extreme weather conditions and infrastructure changes that threaten to disrupt the transmission of gap filler networks.

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Interview: David Abraham, Wonderhood Studios

2018-08-31T10:00:00+01:00By

The former Channel 4 boss discusses his role in saving the British pubcaster from privatisation and reveals more details of his latest venture, which fuses high-end content production with brandcasting and data insight.

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Maria Garrido: "Linear TV is not dead"

2018-08-30T14:21:00+01:00

Video: Audiences viewing habits are changing but what is the future for traditional linear TV?

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Going live from Glasgow: Broadcasting the European Championships 2018

2018-08-17T10:55:00+01:00By

Jonathan Bramley is a busy man. As Executive Producer of the BBC coverage of the inaugural European Championships he needs to win gold at logistics and be ace at juggling too.

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On-demand webinar: IBC2018 themes

2018-08-17T10:02:00+01:00Brought to you by , by

Watch on demand as IBC365 previews the anticipated themes and highlights of IBC2018.

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Ofcom: BBC, ITV & C4 should collaborate to compete with Netflix

2018-07-19T14:33:00+01:00By Stuart Kemp

There’s a profound change in viewing habits taking place, with subscriptions to streaming services surging to 15.4m in the UK and young viewers deserting traditional TV, according to new research by media regulator Ofcom.

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The TV set triumphs at the World Cup

2018-07-19T12:27:00+01:00By

The FIFA World Cup broke many television and online viewing records around the world, even if US audiences were down this year. But the big winner, in the age of the mobile, was arguably the traditional TV set.

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European broadcasters unite to fight FAANG

2018-07-13T08:59:00+01:00By

After years of false starts, national broadcasters are now racing to create joint streaming platforms. But are they too late to take on Netflix and Amazon?

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Love Island: From villa to screen

2018-07-11T07:30:00+01:00By

Behind the scenes of ITV’s summer hit that has sold all over the world to countries including Germany, Australia and Finland.

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Piracy didn’t fade, it just got cleverer

2018-06-21T09:13:00+01:00By

Galvanised into action the media industry can claim some success in reducing incidents of illegal streaming. But the threat remains high as pirates turn to more sophisticated methods of attack.

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CTO Series: Matthew Postgate, BBC

2018-06-20T08:26:00+01:00By

BBC CTO Matthew Postgate on the broadcaster’s ambition to become an internet broadcaster and the “very real” security threat faced by media organisations.

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The shape of kids’ content

2018-06-10T08:00:00+01:00By

The proliferation of devices and platforms has meant that younger audiences are changing their viewing patterns, which in turn is shaping broadcaster and IP owners’ content strategies for a new generation of children.

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CTO Series: Bevan Gibson, ITN

2018-06-01T10:03:00+01:00By

A broadcast news organisation needs flexible reactions and infrastructure to deliver current affairs on time, but also forward planning and skills investment to guarantee continued success, according to ITN’s Bevan Gibson

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IP-future “not too far away” says BBC

2018-05-25T12:41:00+01:00By

TV will evolve into a more immersive, personalised and interactive medium exclusively delivered over the internet in the not too distant future, predicted Matthew Postgate.

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Time to increase BAME representation in broadcast

2018-05-22T19:10:00+01:00By

Attitudes might be moving in the right direction but there’s still an imbalance facing black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) talent in the broadcast industry

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New vision required for women in sport

2018-05-22T12:00:00+01:00By

Women’s sport may be one of the best opportunities for broadcasting and sponsorship, but is it riddled with too many problems of awareness and underfunding?

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The crown jewels of live broadcast

2018-05-18T17:00:00+01:00By

Large live events, particularly royal ones, have always been at the forefront of driving television technology in the UK and the latest royal wedding is no exception.

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Analysis: Comcast, Disney and the ongoing battle for Sky

2018-05-15T12:59:00+01:00By

The unfolding drama involving three of the world’s largest media groups has all the ingredients of an Oscar-winning script, writes Ray Snoddy.

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Agility and innovation: The essential ingredients

2018-04-26T07:00:00+01:00By Keith Underwood

Established content providers should be agile, innovative and willing to adopt new technologies if they want to take on the digital giants, says Channel 4’s Keith Underwood.

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BBC, Discovery and YouTube execs to deliver keynote speeches at IBC2018

2018-04-25T15:29:00+01:00

BBC Studios Chief Executive Tim Davie, Discovery Networks International President and Chief Executive Jean-Briac ‘JB’ Perrette and YouTube Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan are to deliver keynotes at the IBC2018 Conference.

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CTO Series: Mohamed Abuagla, Al Jazeera

2018-04-25T12:46:00+01:00By

The key challenges facing the broadcast industry are not just to do with technology, according to Al Jazeera’s Mohamed Abuagla.

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Regional focus: Latin America

2018-04-23T08:00:00+01:00By

With Brazil, Mexico & Argentina leading development in Latin America, the IABM has produced a regional report on the area.

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Regional focus: North America

2018-04-20T09:57:00+01:00By

As the media technology industry gathered in Las Vegas for NAB, the IABM produced a regional report on one of the world’s largest broadcast and media markets.

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The Tiger effect: Woods' impact on TV viewing figures

2018-04-19T09:45:00+01:00By

Ross Biddiscombe explores the fierce impact Tiger Woods has on clawing in live television audiences.

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CTO Series: David Kline, Viacom

2018-04-06T01:38:00+01:00By

David Kline, EVP and Chief Information & Technology Officer, Viacom on responding to – and inspiring – change.

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CTO Series: Bartek Gudowski, MTG

2018-03-29T10:21:00+01:00By

From building new playout centres to strengthening MTG’s triple play offering, Bartek Gudowski explains the priorities of a modern CTO and why cyber security is a global issue.

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On-demand webinar: NAB Show 2018 Deconstructed

2018-03-28T14:30:00+01:00

Not everything that happens in Vegas stays in Vegas: IBC365 is joined by a panel of industry experts to review what went on, what was hot, and what happened at the NAB 2018 conference and show floor.

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CTO Series: Paul Cheesbrough, 21st Century Fox

2018-03-23T10:58:00+00:00By

In the second instalment of our CTO Series, 21st Century Fox’s Paul Cheesbrough speaks about the challenges of delivering content to more platforms than ever before and explains why cyber security is his number one priority.

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The Crown and Blue Planet II triumph at BPG Awards

2018-03-19T14:36:00+00:00By

Ed Miliband and Hilary Mantel were among the winners of the Broadcasting Press Guild (BPG) Awards for podcast and radio programme of the year.

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CTO Series: In conversation with RTÉ’s Richard Waghorn

2018-03-16T11:06:00+00:00By

RTÉ’s Director of Transformation and Technology on adopting the cloud and the challenges faced by public service broadcasters.

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Broadcasters unite to sell pan-European ad packages

2018-03-15T11:14:00+00:00By

TV Fights Back: The European Broadcaster Exchange is the first significant move by leading European commercial broadcasters against Google and Facebook’s dominance in the online advertising market.

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UK broadcasters combine to battle Facebook and Google

2018-03-13T11:52:00+00:00By

TV Fights Back: The UK’s leading commercial broadcasters have joined forces to extol the virtues of television to media planners in a bid to challenge the digital newcomers, writes Ray Snoddy.

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BBC, C4, ITV & C5 contend for RTS awards

2018-03-08T20:48:00+00:00By

The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced its 2018 programme awards nominations.

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The week in numbers: Oscars viewing figures and Paralympics coverage

2018-03-08T14:27:00+00:00By

A drop in Oscars viewing figures and broadcasters’ plans for Paralympics coverage.

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How to satisfy the demands of sports fans in the internet era

2018-01-30T15:06:00+00:00

Sport has helped to boost subscribers and revenue, but broadcasters must contend with viewers’ demands for a greater range of content on an increasing array of platforms and devices, writes Liz McParland.

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RTS to stage Futures TV Careers Fair

2018-01-24T11:06:00+00:00By

The Royal Television Society (RTS) has launched its fourth career event to help those keen to forge a career in the television industry.

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Regional focus: Middle East & Africa

2018-01-16T14:17:00+00:00By

With many in the broadcast equipment sector flocking to Dubai for CABSAT, the IABM has produced a regional report on the Middle East and Africa.

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Top 10 most-read Delivery articles

2017-12-19T12:43:00+00:00By

The changing broadcasting landscape, the rise of OTT, content piracy and the role of satellites were among 2017’s most-read articles.

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How Vice Media and Discovery deployed cloud-based solutions

2017-11-23T13:14:00+00:00By

Cloud technology has the ability to transform the media content supply chain, promising more effective and efficient processes.

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Cost of online piracy to hit $52bn

2017-10-30T13:20:00+00:00By

The cost of online piracy will hit $52 billion by the year 2022, according to a report by Digital TV Research.

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Analysis: Why Apple hired former C4 exec Jay Hunt

2017-10-27T10:38:00+01:00By

Apple’s recruitment of former Channel 4 creative boss Jay Hunt is a shot across the bows of both traditional broadcasters and digital rivals, writes Kate Bulkley.

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Enhanced TV service over 3GPP MBMS

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By T. Stockhammer I. Bouazizi F. Gabin J.M. Guyot C. Lo T. Lohmar C. Thienot

The release of 3GPP to enable viable mobile and terrestrial TV services with the integration of rooftop antenna reception and existing TV receivers is a major milestone.

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Scalable distribution system for IP broadcasting

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By R. J. Bradbury

IP-based networks, both wired and wireless are expected to deliver commoditisation of media objects to consumers.

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Perspectives of TV convergence towards 5G

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By A. De Vita R. Gaffoglio V. Mignone and A. Morello

The new eMBMS systems characteristics are well aligned to the technical requirements coming from the broadcast sector for TV services.

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Regulation challenges in ATSC 3.0 rollout

2017-09-20T07:00:00+01:00By Mark Mayne

IBC2017: The incoming ATSC standard increases flexibility and accommodates business cases, but may create regulatory hurdles, according to an expert panel.

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TV must "innovate or die"

2017-09-15T09:00:00+01:00

The relaunch of DTT services in Germany based on DVB-T2 and HbbTV could be the shape of things to come, writes the EBU’s Peter MacAvock.

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ITV and C4 delivering OTT innovation

2017-09-14T14:46:00+01:00By

IBC2017: ITV and C4 executives explained their business strategies driving audience engagement in an OTT dominated world.

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Interview: Jørgen Madsen Lindemann, MTG

2017-09-13T07:00:00+01:00By

Jørgen Madsen Lindemann has overseen MTG’s investment in digital companies. He explains why the broadcaster has made such a radical overhaul of its product portfolio.

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Helping broadcasters to embrace targetted advertising

2017-09-13T01:00:00+01:00

Targetted advertising is a necessary evolution within the TV broadcast ecosystem, writes Thierry Fautier and Vincent Grivet.

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One platform for IPTV, Over The Top and Hybrid

2017-07-14T10:41:00+01:00Brought to you by Igalia

IBC365 Q&A with Beenius CEO Filip Remškar: an integrated platform for heterogeneous operator environments that optimises cost of ownership.

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Interview: Globecast CEO Philippe Bernard

2017-06-30T11:34:00+01:00By

Globecast CEO Philippe Bernard on the areas of opportunity for the playout, distribution and media services company.

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Linear TV "robust and alive and well" but SVOD excites

2017-06-02T07:37:00+01:00By

Executives at the DTG Summit agreed the future of broadcasting will be led by technology and innovation.

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Can commercial TV counter the threat from digital media?

2017-05-26T15:54:00+01:00By

Commercial TV across Europe is having a hard time holding onto its key clients, who are not viewers but advertisers.

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5G to be “catalyst for transformative change"

2017-05-24T08:47:00+01:00By

The UK broadcasting TV business model has seen little disruption over the past 25 years but that is “fundamentally changing” according to the Chief Executive of Arqiva.

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WIB – A new system concept for Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT)

2017-03-16T16:45:00+00:00By E Stare Teracom Sweden; JJ Giménez Universitat Politecnica de Valencia; P Klenner Panasonic

WiB is a new wideband reuse-1 based DTT concept, developed at Teracom, Sweden, by E. Stare.

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