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YouTube funding more user-producers

YouTube has started to hand out another round of funding to some of its top content creators, according to YouTube Originals head Alex Carloss. “As any creator will tell you, making compelling new content isn’t easy, and we expect to learn a lot through this process. We’ll experiment with new formats and ideas. We’ll get our hands dirty. We’ll make […]

MPAA’s Dodd urges greater content protection

Christopher Dodd, Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has made clear how China – and the world – needs to make greater efforts to protect creative content. Delivering a keynote speech at the World International Copyright Organization (WIPO) Copyright Forum, the former US Senator brought up the importance and impact of the Beijing Treaty, which […]

Viacom, Channel 5 joint commissions

MTV owner Viacom has completed its takeover of Channel 5 and announced its first joint programme commissions. The US media company, which announced its £450 million takeover of Richard Desmond’s Channel 5 in May, has been given unconditional clearance from the European Commission to close the deal. At the time of the deal the US pay-TV giant vowed to significantly […]

Fox’s Carey: ‘Not buying ITV, might buy Sky’

Chase Carey, President and Chief Operating Officer of News Corporation, participates in the 2010 Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills

Chase Carey, President and Chief Operating Officer, 21st Century Fox, has said his company is not planning to bid for UK’s ITV, amid speculation that it is the target of major US media groups, and confirmed Fox’s support both of subscription TV and content creation. Carey, speaking during a keynote session at the RTS London Conference 2014, said that although […]

Liberty Global: ‘We won’t build on ITV stake’

Following 21st Century Fox CEO Chase Carey’s assertion that it was not planning to acquire UK commercial Public Service Broadcaster ITV, Jim Ryan, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Liberty Global, has said that the cable MSO was not planning to build on the 6.4 per cent stake in the pubcaster it acquired from BSkyB mid-July 2014. He said […]

Jordan’s Roya TV trusts VSNNEWS for workflow

One of the most important private stations in Jordan, Roya TV, has chosen VSNSPIDER as the platform for its workflow, with the complete News & Live Production solution VSNNEWS as its main work tool. This way, Roya TV renewed its trust in VSN, since in 2011 it had already acquired some of its solutions, such as ingest or MCR. Roya […]

RRsat becomes RR Media

RRsat a leading provider of global digital media services to the broadcast industry, announced a company-wide rebrand to RR Media to reflect a significant expansion in its global service offering. This includes: an advanced, scalable media services platform turning ever richer content into ever richer experiences; enhanced media centres including hubs in the New York metro area, London and the […]

Canadians watching less linear TV

Findings from the 2014 Communications Monitoring Report released by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) suggest that with Canadians watching television programming across multiple platforms there has been a modest increase in the overall average number of weekly television viewing hours, but the time spent watching traditional television each week decreased slightly across all age groups. The greatest decline […]

Original content boosts Prime Instant Video 70%

The introduction of hit exclusive TV shows by Amazon including Extant, Vikings and Black Sails and exclusive movies such as Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa and Horrible Bosses, along with Amazon Studios original comedies Alpha House and Betas and kids shows Tumble Leaf, Creative Galaxy & Annedriods to its Prime Instant Video has led to a 70 per cent increase in […]

Netflix to produce German content


Netflix will produce an original series in Germany, according to CEO Reed Hastings. Hastings told German news magazine Der Spiegel that the company “will certainly also produce in Germany” – one of the six European markets in which it is set to launch imminently. Hastings also told the magazine that his priority was to “understand the viewing habits” of Germany […]

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