Robust results from SES
SES turned in a solid set of results for its Q4 and full year, and in an extremely positive move saw its all-important backlog of contract expand from €7.4 billion in 2015 to €8.1 billion last year. Reported revenue of €2.068 billion (up 2.7 per cent) and contributing to a net…
FCC proposes ATSC 3.0 next-gen TV standard
Suggesting that a move to upgraded technology would foster innovation in the broadcast TV marketplace, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is seeking comment on a proposal that would allow television broadcasters in the US to use the ATSC 3.0 ‘Next Generation’ broadcast television transmission standard on a voluntary, market-driven basis.…
Samsung, Arqiva plan UK 5G trials
Samsung Electronics and UK communications infrastructure and media services provider Arqiva are to conduct the United Kingdom’s first 5G trials with a focus on Fixed Wireless Access. The trial deployment will demonstrate the potential for 5G to serve as a compelling alternative to fibre deployment for delivery of fast broadband…
Millennials want improved mobile streaming experience
CSG Systems International, a specialist in launching and monetising digital services, has announced results of its market survey, The Future of the Digital Experience: Mobile Edition. This survey evaluated the future of mobile service through the lens of the rising generation of mobile subscribers: millennials.  Through an independent research firm,…
BT, Huawei study 5G network slicing
BT and global information and communications technology solutions provider Huawei are to undertake research into how ‘network slicing’ – a method of carving out specific ‘slices’ of an IP-based network for dedicated purposes – may be used to support services delivered over tomorrow’s 5G networks. The announcement builds on the…
BT Sport to air FIFA video game tournament
BT Sport is to show exclusive coverage of the FIFA Ultimate Team Championship Series – marking the first time FIFA 17 competitive video gaming will be broadcast on television in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Pitting the best FIFA 17 players in the world against one another, football…
Walking Dead ensures “successful” year for AMC
AMC Networks has reported financial results for the full year and fourth quarter ended December 31st 2016. President and Chief Executive Officer Josh Sapan said: “2016 was a successful year for our company both financially and operationally, driven by our disciplined and focused strategy of investing in high-quality content and…
Deltenre steps down as EBU DG
Ingrid Deltenre has resigned as EBU Director General and will step down from her role in the summer. As Director General, Deltenre has led the EBU through a period of unprecedented change and transformation in the media landscape. “It has been a privilege to lead the EBU over the last…
Netgem SoundBox simplifies digital clutter
Entertainment solutions provider Netgem is to launch SoundBox, a new connected device category which combines the functionalities of a quality connected speaker with the capabilities of a TV box to create a platform for a new generation of connected entertainment services, taking away the hassle of having different sound and…
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