Sky: ‘Be Brexit compliant or be blacked out”

Sky has sent an ultimatum to UK based broadcasters including ITV, Channel 4, Disney and Discovery warning them to get their post-Brexit licensing plans in order by the end of the year, or face being removed off its platform. The Guardian reports that Sky has sent out letters to broadcasters…

Facebook sued over inflated video figures

Facebook was fully aware of inaccuracies in the way it measured how many users viewed video on its platform for a much longer than it has previously admitted,…

UK: £60m kids content competition  

UK: £60m kids content competition  

The search for ‘the next big thing’ in UK Children’s Television is gearing up as part of a £60 million (€67.5m) initiative being introduced by Government to support…

Spaniards ‘dissatisfied’ with pay-TV; Yomvi leads OTT

Pay-TV is the worst rated service in Spain with 18.6 per cent households dissatisfied with it, according to a report from media regulator CNMC. Despite the fact that…

NHK outlines 4K and 8K channel plans

NHK outlines 4K and 8K channel plans

Japan’s public broadcaster NHK used MIPCOM to expand on its December 1st launch date for two new Ultra HD channels. One will broadcast in 4K, and the other…

Facebook hires Deputy PM Clegg

Facebook has hired Sir Nick Clegg, the former UK deputy prime minister, as its head of global policy and communications. Clegg will join Facebook as it struggles with…

142 UHD channels now on air

142 UHD channels now on air

Michel Chabrol, SVP of New TV Formats at Eutelsat, told MIPCOM delegates that there are now 142 channels and services transmitting in 4K worldwide. Chabrol said 55 of…

Survey: 69% network operators report growth

Respondents to the Broadband World Forum Survey are optimistic despite an industry undergoing rapid change. Some 69 per cent reported positive growth with 19 per cent reporting business…

DAZN scores FA Cup rights in Germany

DAZN scores FA Cup rights in Germany

OTT sports service DAZN has agreed a six-season deal to show FA Cup matches in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, from the this season to 2023-24. The FA Cup…

Limelight, Ericsson CDN collaboration

Limelight Networks and Ericsson have signed an agreement to collaborate on content delivery and edge cloud services. As more traffic shifts to the public internet from private networks,…

Portugal: Eleven Sports streams Barca match on Facebook

Portugal: Eleven Sports streams Barca match on Facebook

Eleven Sports is set to deliver a La Liga first in Portugal this weekend when the sports provider live streams Barcelona v Sevilla on Facebook. The move marks…

Simplestream launches Sports Video Platform

Simplestream, a specialist in live VoD and OTT services, has announced the launch of its Sport Video Platform. This end-to-end, cloud-based, white label solution seamlessly enables broadcasters, rights…

Harmonic appoints Clifford to board of directors

Harmonic appoints Clifford to board of directors

Harmonic has expanded the company’s board of directors with the appointment of Deborah Clifford. Clifford currently serves as the vice president of financial planning and analysis at Autodesk,…

Broadpeak, Inca, Espial IP video delivery for HBC

Broadpeak and Inca Networks, a specialist in intelligent video delivery, have partnered to provide Minnesota-based ISP Hiawatha Broadband Communications (HBC) with a reliable and scalable IP video delivery…

US broadcast majors commit to ATSC 3.0

US broadcast majors commit to ATSC 3.0

At the 2018 NAB Show New York, executives from FOX Television Stations; NBC and Telemundo Owned Stations Group; Univision; TEGNA (for Pearl TV), and Nexstar Media Group (for…

Eleven Sports halts La Liga 3pm broadcasts

Eleven Sports, the OTT sports broadcaster, has confirmed it will abandon its controversial decision to stream La Liga football matches on Saturday afternoons during the traditional UK blackout…

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