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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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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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ITV boss calls for Netflix regulatory reform


Tensions between platforms and traditional broadcasters were debated during the House of Lords communications committee with Sky and ITV executives acknowledging industry pressures.

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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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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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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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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.

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GSMA claims banning Chinese vendors will add €55bn to 5G costs


A European ban on telecoms equipment from Chinese vendors would increase the cost of 5G deployments by around €55 billion, according to analysis from the GSMA.

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Esports revenue to top $1 billion as broadcasters see the chance to play


Esports isn’t new, but it is growing. According to a new Futuresource report, revenue in esports will hit $1.8 billion by 2023. IBC365 spoke to the consulting firm to find out more about this growing opportunity.

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Getting to grips with esports production


As the esports market continues to grow, the broadcast and media space are keeping a closer eye on competitive gaming. IBC365 speaks to ESL’s Simon Eicher about the opportunity in esports.

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M&A: Vendor consolidation continues


In the first part of our look at M&A activity in the broadcast sector, IBC365 examines some of the notable acquisitions amongst the vendors and their implications.

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Comcast found guilty of infringing TiVo patents


The US International Trade Commission has found Comcast guilty of “repeated infringement” of TiVo’s patent licensing.

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SK Telecom partners Sinclair for 5G broadcasting trial


Korean telecoms company SK Telecom has partnered with Sinclair Broadcast Group and Harman International Industries to trial next generation TV broadcasting over a 5G network.