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FCC updates children’s TV programming rules


The Federal Communications Commission has modernised its broadcaster regulations and rules on children’s television enabling greater scheduling flexibility and diversity in programming.

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Red Bee Media expands Netherlands hub


Red Bee Media’s has announced a second facility in Hilversum which will focus on product development, IP testing and demonstrations as well as software-based solutions.

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Indian SVOD service gains $100M from Tencent and Paytm


Tencent and Paytm are in the final stages of confirming $100 million worth of investment in Indian video and audio streaming start-up platform MX.

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IBC announces Social Impact Awards shortlist


IBC has announced the shortlist for its inaugural Social Impact Awards celebrating industry diversity, sustainability and ethical leadership.

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Walt Disney TV drives diversity and inclusion behind the scenes


Expanding the diversity and inclusion behind the camera, Walt Disney Television confirmed the launch of two new programmes to develop underrepresented talent.

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CBC and BBC ink co-production deal


Canadian and British broadcasters have confirmed a creative co-production partnership in a commitment to future collaboration across drama, documentaries and news content.

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IABM launches tech and trends roadmap


IABM today unveiled a customised blueprint for common understanding and collaboration for the broadcast, media and entertainment industry.

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BBC makes “significant change” on gender pay gap


The BBC has revealed that pay differences between women and men are down 3% across every banding with the number of women in leadership roles growing to 43.8%.

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Deutsche Telekom and SK Telecom announce 5G JV


Deutsche Telekom and SK Telecom have announced a new joint venture aimed at developing 5G technologies such as low latency streaming solutions.

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IBC addresses new era of media


IBC2019: Industry experts and thought leaders will gather at the annual IBC Show to address the biggest opportunities and challenges faced by the industry.

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Film and TV critics form equality in media alliance


Six US organisations have formed a coalition aimed at redefining how Hollywood is covered in the media to improve the diversity for the press.

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Facebook says “no evidence” of Russian interference in Brexit


Facebook head of communications Nick Clegg has dismissed allegations that the social media network was used to help influence the Brexit referendum result.

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New Raspberry Pi comes with 4K output


The new Raspberry Pi single-board computer is being aimed at the media industry with the inclusion of two micro-HDMI ports and 4K video output at 60 frames per second.

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Video: Industry “tipping point” requires collaboration and hybrid models


The Nordic market will see “deep co-operation” between broadcasters and TV distributors amid the rise of the FAANGs explains Discovery Norway CEO Tine Jensen.

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ABC boss plans to terminate $4m Foxtel deal


The Australian public broadcaster is seeking to cut its payments to pay-TV provider Foxtel in a move to recoup its finances after the Coalition government froze its $1 billion annual budget.


Cinema gets streaming deal with GoGo OTT platform


GoGoCinema has inked a deal with Golden Screen Cinemas to roll out its cinematic on-demand experience by the end of 2019.

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M&A: Current drivers and future directions


In part three of our M&A series, Andy Stout looks at the future of consolidation in the broadcast and media space.

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Comcast launches eye control for TV


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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WarnerMedia to open 5G Innovation Lab


The WarnerMedia Innovation Lab will be powered by the AT&T 5G network and be one of the first permanent 5G studios.

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M&A: Broadcasters search for scale


In the second part of our M&A series, Andy Stout looks at the big movements in the broadcaster space.