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OneWeb to raise $1bn for mega-constellation

2019-11-04T12:46:00+00:00By

Internet satellite company OneWeb is set to seek $1 billion from investors as it prepares its plan to launch hundreds of advanced satellites into orbit from next year.

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Apple TV+ launches 1 Nov & Niantic’s Pokemon Go surpasses $3bn

2019-11-01T10:26:00+00:00By

28 Oct - 1 Nov: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Vivendi readies for DTH launch in Ukraine

2019-10-31T13:18:00+00:00By

French conglomerate Vivendi is preparing to launch its own direct-to-home (DTH) service in Ukraine by signing a preliminary agreement with Eutelsat to provide services for the platform.

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NASA and AWS demo astronaut video call

2019-10-28T12:52:00+00:00By

SMPTE 2019: NASA and AWS carried out a live video call from the International Space Station to the SMPTE 2019 conference using cloud data storage and video origination from space.

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BBC Studios agrees Asia distribution deal with Globecast and MEASAT

2019-10-15T09:47:00+01:00By

BBC Studios has struck an agreement to distribute its BBC channels across Asia through Globecast on MEASAT Satellite Systems.

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Analysis: USA 5G reassignment could be worth $30 billion to sat-operators

2019-10-15T09:24:00+01:00By

The clock is ticking for an agreement between the C-Band Alliance and the FCC over repurposing spectrum for 5G. But there are still some complications, writes Chris Forrester.

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Enthusiasm of 8K

2019-10-08T14:54:00+01:00By

At IBC2019 there were several announcements about the 8K future. Chris Forrester looks at some of the enthusiasm around 8K.

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Embracing the journey to IP

2019-10-03T16:20:00+01:00By

At IBC2019, Halls 1, 4, 5 and 6 provided a fascinating insight into the state of the industry. It’s not just that it’s changing – it’s the pace of change that is startling, driven by the opportunity that IP offers.

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Ethiopia switches on dedicated direct TV platform

2019-10-03T12:17:00+01:00By

The Association of Ethiopian Broadcasters (AEB) and the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC) have launched the first dedicated Ethiopian TV platform to host local channels.

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IP delivery and its role in the rise of multiscreen and hybrid services

2019-09-24T12:15:00+01:00By

Adopting a hybrid approach – whereby satellite and terrestrial IP networks are combined – is allowing an increasing number of broadcasters to respond flexibly to evolving market conditions, writes David Davies.

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Vivendi retains Mediaset stake ahead of wider legal battle, according to reports

2019-09-23T10:13:00+01:00By

Vivendi has opted to hold on to its stake in Mediaset after a deadline to liquidate its 29% shareholding in the Italian broadcaster expired over the weekend.

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SES beaming after Microsoft cloud deal

2019-09-13T11:53:00+01:00By

IBC2019: Satellite operator SES has used IBC to update clients about its new partnership with Microsoft’s Azure platform for media-based services for broadcasters.

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Brussels approves Canal+ Group’s acquisition of M7

2019-09-06T15:56:00+01:00By

The European Commission has rubber-stamped Canal+ Group’s $1.1 billion takeover of pay-TV operator M7.

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Pay TV subs topped 1bn in 2018 as OTTs see significant revenue growth

2019-09-02T10:34:00+01:00By

Pay TV subscribers topped one billion worldwide by the end up 2018, up 26 million during the year, according to Digital TV Research.

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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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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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Samsung and KT trial 8K video via satellite

2019-08-06T10:23:00+01:00By

Samsung and KT Sky Life have used a satellite’s Ka band to send 8K video data successfully compressed and retransmitted terrestrially.

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Baita Conteúdo strikes delivery deal with SES

2019-07-25T10:28:00+01:00By

Brazillian content aggregator Baita Conteúdo has struck a partnership with SES Satellite to broadcast 10 HD channels to over 24 million households in Brazil.

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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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OneWeb accelerates satellite production

2019-07-23T10:41:00+01:00By

OneWeb Satellites has officially opened the world’s first high-volume and high-speed advanced satellite production facility aiming to transform the global internet connectivity.

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India’s Dish and Airtel finalise merger

2019-07-23T09:54:00+01:00By

The two largest Indian DTH operators, Dish TV and Bharti’s Airtel DTH, have confirmed they are in the final stages of agreeing a long-discussed merger.

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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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OneWeb satellites deliver real-time HD streaming from space

2019-07-17T13:46:00+01:00By

50 years since the Apollo 11 moon landing, satellite startup OneWeb has successfully proven its satellite constellation can deliver high-speed and low-latency services from space.

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Channel 4 agrees deal with Sky to air Cricket World Cup final

2019-07-12T14:24:00+01:00By

Sky Sports has partnered with Channel 4 to air the Cricket World Cup Final for free in the UK.

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Eutelsat agrees €10m investment in Broadpeak

2019-07-04T10:42:00+01:00By

Eutelsat Communications has announced a €10 million investment in video content delivery solutions provider Broadpeak.

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Elon Musk launches “most difficult” rocket to date

2019-06-25T13:02:00+01:00By

The SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket, dubbed the most powerful yet, was launched overnight with a batch of 24 experimental satellites ready to orbit.

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Dish eyeing $6bn deal for T-Mobile-Sprint assets

2019-06-19T11:13:00+01:00By

Dish Network has emerged as the favourite to buy wireless assets T-Mobile and Sprint need to offload to push through their merger, with a $6 billion deal close, according to reports in the US.

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BeIN and Arabsat trade blows in piracy battle

2019-06-17T13:59:00+01:00By

Arabsat has accused broadcaster BeIN of engaging in a “media smear campaign”, after the Doha-based broadcaster said it had proved the satellite operator was responsible for distributing pirate network BeoutQ.

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Combining satellite and OTT to deliver the next generation of services

2019-06-10T15:34:00+01:00By

An ever-escalating number of services and the high bandwidth requirements of UHD are among the developments driving the use of satellite to deliver OTT content, discovers David Davies.

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Italian regulators give conditional approval to Sky’s Mediaset deal

2019-05-24T12:19:00+01:00By

Agcom will impose three-year exclusive online content ban on Sky Italia if it buys Mediaset’s digital terrestrial pay-TV assets.

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DISH agrees $800m deal for EchoStar’s broadcast satellites

2019-05-22T10:03:00+01:00By

The $800 million transaction will see stock transferred to Echostar shareholders.

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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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Broadcasters launch Turkish news channel

2019-04-30T12:08:00+01:00By

BBC News, Deutsche Welle, France 24 and Voice of America have collaborated to launch +90, a Turkish news channel on YouTube.

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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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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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Regional focus: Latin America

2019-03-19T07:00:00+00:00By Chiara Raucci

Major economies are leading the development of Latin America’s media market, but many countries in the region lack the infrastructure and resources to develop their broadcast industries, according to an IABM report.

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OneWeb secures $1.25bn in new funding

2019-03-18T11:32:00+00:00By

After the launch of six satellites last month, OneWeb has secured its largest fundraising round to date with a total of $1.25 billion in new capital.

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OneWeb launches first broadband satellites

2019-02-28T22:11:00+00:00By

OneWeb has launched its mega-constellation satellites today after announcing yesterday during Mobile World Congress it will deliver connectivity to Africa and the Middle East by 2021.

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UK Space Agency invests £18m in OneWeb

2019-02-19T11:56:00+00:00By

The UK Space Agency has invested £18 million in London-based firm OneWeb, which plans to use satellite connectivity to aid 5G technology communications.

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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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Analysis: Delivering the 5G windfall

2018-11-15T14:23:00+00:00By

US telcos are anxious to get their hands on 5G spectrum, but where will it come from, and who will benefit from the auction?

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The role of satellites in the telco battle

2018-11-14T16:50:00+00:00By

With streaming services absorbing increasing amounts of bandwidth opportunities are bound for both telcos and satellite providers, writes Chris Forrester.

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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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Satellite piracy: A fully-fledged business

2018-10-12T11:24:00+01:00By

The war between pirates and the media industry continues, particularly in the field of illegal satellite distribution.

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Satellite's role in delivering UHD content

2018-10-12T10:25:00+01:00By

Satellite has a vital role to play in the distribution of UHD programming, especially the delivery of high-value live content to large audiences.

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Solid-state satellite uplink amplifiers: Where specialist development pays rich dividends for the operator

2018-10-10T16:17:00+01:00Brought to you by

Signal linearisation is critical within satellite uplink amplifiers, writes Rohde & Schwarz Vice President Transmitter and Amplifier Systems Cornelius Heinemann.

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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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Satellite’s multi-billion dollar windfall

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

Four major satellite operators have created a US-based consortium to manage the transition of their valuable C-band frequencies for 5G use by US telcos. It could result in a windfall of tens of billions of dollars.

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Satellite technology: Advances in connectivity

2018-10-09T11:55:00+01:00By

Over the past several months, it has become clear that, in many ways, far from being a distinct sector, the satellite industry is a microcosm of the larger broadcast industry in which it operates.

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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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In-flight entertainment: The next TV battleground?

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

Competition to deliver content to airline passengers is ramping up, writes Chris Forrester.

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IBC2018 review: IP - a done deal?

2018-09-26T14:27:00+01:00By

IP-enabled kit and the implementation of AI were among the trends in halls 1, 4 and 5, writes IBC Daily reporter Ian McMurray.

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SES readies for significant UHD growth

2018-09-14T10:59:00+01:00By

IBC2018: UHD screens will be in every third home in the US and every sixth home in Europe by the end of this year, says satellite operator

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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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Original equipment manufacturers can help broadcasters compete with OTT providers

2018-09-06T11:11:00+01:00Brought to you by

Intelligent edge technologies and solutions can help original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) meet media and entertainment industry demands, writes Hewlett Packard Enterprise OEM Solutions Global Market Strategy & Development Manager Matt Quirk.

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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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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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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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Catching the pirates offside

2018-06-19T09:26:00+01:00By

With the Fifa World Cup underway and constant announcements about vast amounts of money being spent on live rights fees, piracy is still too often making a mockery of the industry, writes Ross Biddiscombe.

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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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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: 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: 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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Europe’s broadcasters in race to launch targeted ads

2018-03-22T13:58:00+00:00By

Facebook’s reputation may have taken a battering over the past few days, but the lure of online persists.

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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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Sale or scale: The future of production

2018-03-06T11:19:00+00:00By

The Royal Television Society (RTS) took the lilt and inference of the property and design franchise show Love It or List It for an evening panel session on the stark implications of eye-catching buy-outs in the media markets.

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Blog: TV isn't dead, it's evolving

2018-02-23T07:00:00+00:00By

The way we shoot and deliver TV and film may have changed, but despite the constant cycle of change, cinema and TV is still in good health, says John Maxwell Hobbs.

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Analysis: Sky and BT secure Premier League rights

2018-02-15T21:19:00+00:00By

The first-stage announcement about the 2018 English Premier League auction for TV rights this week underlined the end of an era: the days of hyperinflation for EPL rights are over, at least for now.

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On-demand webinar: Mobile World Congress 2018 review

2018-02-13T10:22:00+00:00

IBC365 and a panel of Mobile World Congress attendees comment on the trends and talking points from this year’s Mobile World Congress, examining what the latest trends in mobile handsets, 5G, IoT and the role of telcos use of content mean for the media and entertainment industry.

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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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Analysis: Can broadcasters really ditch satellite dishes?

2018-01-29T14:48:00+00:00By

Last week it emerged that Sky is intending to move more aggressively into online delivery of its content. But is it wise for satellite broadcasters to ditch the dish?

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Assessing broadcast in 2018: Monetisation and market opportunity

2018-01-19T16:27:00+00:00By Nick Moreno

Over the course of 2017 the broadcast industry became an even more complex and varied space, writes Nick Moreno.

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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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How Japan’s SoftBank plans to bridge the global digital divide

2018-01-12T10:36:00+00:00By

Japanese telco and serial investor SoftBank wants to use its investment in OneWeb to help it deliver a smarter, interconnected, and automated world.

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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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Flying high with Facebook

2017-12-08T10:33:00+00:00By

In the second of a three-part series on broadband connectivity, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s scheme to replace satellites with high-flying airships that beam extra bandwidth.

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Elon Musk: Rockets, constellations & fast-track travel

2017-12-01T09:22:00+00:00By

In the first of three articles on global broadband access, billionaire and visionary Elon Musk has a plan to supply a global satellite system for the planet’s ever-hungry broadband connectivity.

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Wireless links for 8K Super Hi-Vision

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By J. Tsumochi and K. Murase et al.

The Super Hi-Vision (8K) regular broadcasting through broadcasting satellite will start in 2018.

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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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What's the role of satellite in an OTT world?

2017-04-28T13:24:00+01:00By

There’s a high degree of uncertainty amongst most of the world’s satellite operators that their – to date – highly lucrative transponder capacity rental business may not simply be maturing, but be in decline.

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Going over the top: streaming vs satellite

2017-04-26T12:13:00+01:00By

Will the move to OTT streaming by satellite channels gather momentum? Does it always make business sense?

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Dr Fares Lubbadeh on the buoyant MENA broadcasting scene

2017-04-03T13:00:00+01:00By

Satellite may dominate in the region but IPTV is growing faster than the global average and viewers are embracing OTT providers.

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Eurovision and AsiaSat expand partnership

2017-04-03T10:00:00+01:00By

The Asia Pacific region will receive more content from EBU members thanks to an extension of Eurovision’s deal with AsiaSat

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