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BBC launches Stagebox for IP management

BBC R&D has commercially launched Stagebox, a camera-mounted device that enables programme makers to link multiple cameras, and move HD content, over a standard internet network for the very first…

More History for the UK

History fans in the UK will soon be able to delve even further into ancient cultures, famous figures and monumental historical events with the launch of new channel H2 on…

Media Excel supports DoganTV

Media Excel, specialist in adaptive bitrate, multi-device transcoding for multiscreen video delivery – and Dogan TV Holding, Turkey’s leading commercial broadcaster – have announced a deal for supporting the entire…

Germany and Portugal comeback for Big Brother

Proving that there is still some life left in classic TV formats, Endemol, the world’s largest independent production company, has revealed that reality juggernaut Big Brother is making a comeback…

Exclusive BBC drama for iPlayer

The BBC has commissioned a BBC Three drama strand exclusively for BBC iPlayer, describing the initiative as “a bold and exciting venture” between BBC iPlayer, BBC Three and BBC Drama…

Canal+: ‘We’ll do great things with F1’

Following the French pay-TV operator’s successful acquisition of the exclusive live rights to Formula 1, Canal+ Group director of sports Cyril Linette has suggested the broadcaster would be putting “considerable…

Netflix, DreamWorks original kids programming deal

Following the success of its House of Cards original drama commission, Internet television network Netflix is teaming up with DreamWorks Animation to create the first ever Netflix Original Series for…

Sony hit by Hobbit’s Red Camera writ

Sony hit by Hobbit’s Red Camera writ

Sony Corp is being sued by high-end camera maker Red Digital for alleged patent infringements. Last week another camera maker ARRI settled an action with Red Digital.  Red’s digital cameras…

Analyst: Amazon’s streaming ambitions hard to ignore

Although attention will be on Netflix as it launches its first major original series, House of Cards, revolutionising content distribution by giving consumer all the content at once, which is…

Bertelsmann to sell €2bn RTL stake?

Bertelsmann is looking to sell a €2 billion stake in Europe’s biggest advertiser-funded broadcaster RTL, which makes UK shows including The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent, to finance international…