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Nick Snow is the founder and publisher of advanced-television as well as Euromedia and IP Television magazines. In 1984 he worked in the debut issue of Cable & Satellite Europe and over the years his companies have published many of the industry’s most highly regarded titles.

Asia: Coalition Against Piracy targets ISDs

Asian Pay-TV industry trade body CASBAA has announced the formation of the Coalition Against Piracy (CAP), a major initiative to coordinate industry resources in the fight against rampant content theft.…

Fox and its non-fanciful foes

That sounds like some kind of fairy tale – and maybe that’s right; an old media magician tries to weave one last spell with a company named after a wild…

It IS the Economy, Stupid!

That epithet became famous when it was pinned to the wall in Bill Clinton’s 1992 election campaign office. He won. In the micro-economy of the media the biggest single factor…

BBC transparency isn’t HD

A nervous BBC struck a hurried deal with then Culture Secretary John Whitingdale (remember him?), because it would rather get a frozen licence fee than risk trying to justify legally…

EBU warns of ‘Perfect Storm’ facing public service news

The provision of high-quality, independent news is at the very heart of public service media’s remit. However, today’s newsrooms are facing a myriad of challenges and how they tackle them…

Sky, Fox… no big deal

The UK Culture Secretary Karen Bradley has made her pronouncement on the Fox bid for Sky. It didn’t include the words grass, or long, or kick. But that was what…

Amazon to charge $2.8m for NFL streaming ad packages

Amazon to charge $2.8m for NFL streaming ad packages

Having acquired the rights to stream Thursday night NFL games, Amazon is reportedly set to charge $2.8 million (€2.5m) for ad packages. The online giant has the right to sell…

Amazonas 1 sent to graveyard orbit

Spanish satellite communications operator HISPASAT has completed the re-orbiting process of the Amazonas 1 satellite. This process, which began June 19th, ended on June 23rd after the transmission of the…

Adobe Primetime Q&A with Andy Bell, Chief Engineer of Channel 4

As browser vendors demand changes to video player formats, broadcasters across Europe are having to make the switch over from legacy systems over to HTML5-EME. Adobe Primetime is well positioned…

Google: “Most VR viewers keep their head still”

Google has uncovered that most people who watch virtual reality content rarely bother to turn their head to get the full 360-degree experience.  Research into how users view VR videos…

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