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Broadcasters call for ad rules flexibility


Europe’s commercial broadcasters have asked the European Parliament to ensure the proposed revision of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive be future proof and ensure fair competition. The call came as MEPs, Member State attachés and commercial broadcasters gathered in the European Parliament to focus on advertising as part of the…

Wochit: Sports to go fully online in 2017

Dror Ginzberg, Co-Founder & CEO of video creation platform Wochit, has outlined his industry predicitons for 2017, including a decline in pay-TV subscribers; a rise in online sports; and…

Digital video software revenue to top $9bn

The video software market is expected to exceed $9 billion (€8.39bn) in revenue by 2021, according to new insights from critical information, analytics and solutions source IHS Markit.…

Juniper: eSports to go mainstream in 2017

Juniper Research has identified 2017 as the watershed year for eSports, or the competitive playing of video games at a professional level, forecasting that there will be over…

Google Play offers 4K and VR movies

Google Play offers 4K and VR movies

Google has launched a number of different ways for users to consume their content, including the release of 125 movies in 4K on Google Play Movies. In a…

Europe leads in mobile sports viewing

Ooyala, a Telstra subsidiary and specialist in video publishing, workflow, analytics and monetisation, has released its Q3 2016 Global Video Index highlighting business insights based on the online…

Ericsson predicts: AI, AR and Merged Reality

Taking a look into the future, Ericsson ConsumerLab has released the sixth edition of its annual trend report The 10 Hot Consumer Trends for 2017 and beyond. AI is…

Netflix, Mediacorp partner for Singaporean TV showcase

Netflix, Mediacorp partner for Singaporean TV showcase

Singapore media company Mediacorp and Netflix have confirmed that the streaming service will bring locally-produced TV series to its members around the world from early 2017. The agreement…

MX1 facilitates Eurosport 1HD on HD+

Global media service provider MX1 has been selected by Discovery Networks Germany to handle technical services and satellite transmission of the Eurosport 1 HD channel for all HD+…

Netflix refutes ‘unsustainable’ report

Netflix refutes ‘unsustainable’ report

Barely two weeks ago, a report from consultancy firm Ovum suggested that Netflix’s spend on programming was out of control and “not sustainable”. Ovum’s highly critical analysis of…

Spacecom Chinese deal done?

Chinese telecommunications company Beijing Xinwei Technology Group is to buy Israeli satellite communications company, Spacecom, for $190 million (€177m), according to Israeli press reports, unconfirmed by the company.…

Netflix video previews speed content selection

Netflix is launching a new television user interface that uses video more extensively to bring content alive in real time and helps members decide whether to click ‘Play’.…

Ofcom reveals infrastructure sharing proposals

Ofcom reveals infrastructure sharing proposals

Companies will be able to build ultrafast, ‘full-fibre’ broadband networks more cheaply and easily, using infrastructure owned by incumbent telco BT, under initial plans set out by UK…

Social media ads to hit $50bn in 2019

Global advertising expenditure in social media will grow 72 per cent between 2016 and 2019, rising from $29 billion (€27bn) to $50 billion, according to Zenith’s Advertising Expenditure…

Survey: DVRs aid personalised sports viewing

Sports programming is often cited as ‘DVR-proof’, but a new survey reveals that fans record live sports so they don’t miss great games, and to customise viewing experiences.…

VR market forecast downgraded

VR market forecast downgraded

According to Bob Raikes, editor of Display Daily, the VR hype is not quite reaching consumers. He admits that the bandwagon has attracted Sony (PlayStation VR), HTC (Vive),…

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