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Eurosport VR for French Open

Eurosport has launched Eurosport VR, a new Virtual Reality (VR) application to give fans the chance to become immersed within sport. Eurosport VR is ready to download ahead of this year’s Roland Garros French Open tennis tournament and will feature daily highlights of the best matches, including ‘Shots of the…

Demand for in-flight broadband hits new heights

A global survey of airline customers reveals that passengers now not only expect broadband services to be offered as standard during flights, but more than half would prefer…

Creativity initiative from French broadcast industry

France’s TF1 group and six leading broadcasting industry bodies – SATEV (press agencies), SEDPA (distributors), SPECT (content developers), SPFA (animated films), SPI (independent producers) and USPA (TV production)…

Google Cast 4K Smart TV from Polaroid

Polaroid has unveiled its first line up of 4K UHD LED connected TVs. Thanks to a strategic partnership with Google which was announced recently at Google I/O 2016,…

Education key to copyright safeguarding

The changing UK film and TV piracy landscape is revealed in new figures released to coincide with the CREATe Industry Copyright Education & Awareness Symposium May 24th, where…

Piracy costs EU music industry €170m per annum

A report from the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) shows that €170 million, or 5.2 per cent of all music sales, were lost in the EU in…

Spain: 30 arrested for pay-TV piracy

Spain: 30 arrested for pay-TV piracy

The Spanish police has carried out a crackdown operation on TV pirates in 10 provinces arresting 30 people for pirating the signal of the country’s main pay-TV platforms:…

UK ad spend on online more than France/Germany combined

IHS, in collaboration with IAB Europe, has published findings from its annual European online advertising report, AdEx Benchmark. “The top three markets still account for the lion’s share…

Virgin names next ultrafast areas

Virgin Media has revealed the next 10 areas of the UK that it will connect to ultrafast broadband. The 10 communities include four in Scotland as well as…

Facebook expands UK Oculus team

Facebook expands UK Oculus team

Facebook has hired a team of virtual reality experts in London, creating the first European base for its Oculus division as Mark Zuckerberg aims to be at the…

VR for IMAX multiplex

IMAX has announced that it’ll be rolling out virtual reality experiences in multiplex theatres, shopping malls and similar locations later this year. The news follows on from Google’s…

Greece opens TV tender process

Greece has confirmed its plan to auction four national private TV broadcast licences. The opening bids start at €3 million. State Minister Nikos Pappas described the bidding process…

Veteran HBO President leaving

HBO President Mike Lombardo is set to exit the premium TV network after 33 years with the company. Lombardo has reportedly decided to step down so he could…

SpaceX gets ‘Pioneer Award’

SpaceX gets ‘Pioneer Award’

Landing a space rocket back to Earth (or on a floating barge) is no easy matter. Accordingly, the USA’s National Space Society has given its Pioneer Award to…

Pakistan bans “crime” shows

The important Islamic holy month of Ramadan starts on June 6th, and Pakistan’s TV regulator has just issued a new set of rules as to what broadcasters cannot…

StickyADS.tv fast-tracks programmatic TV

StickyADS.tv, the multiscreen video ad tech company, has unveiled a new feature that its says will accelerate the convergence of TV and online video trading. Major European broadcasters,…

Chris Forrester

SES criticises “over-simplistic” market reaction

SES CEO, Karim Michel Sabbagh, has complained that the market doesn’t appreciate the quite dramatic changes that the satellite industry…

Chris Forrester - May 24 2016 / Read More

Nick Snow

Blood and Sand and BBC reform

In 1908, Vicente Blasco Ibáněz wrote Blood and Sand, a novel about that most visceral of activities, bullfighting. It so…

Nick Snow - May 12 2016 / Read More

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