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Veset acquired by PLAY Japan

Veset has been acquired by Japanese media technology company, PLAY. Veset will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of PLAY and continue to develop solutions for cloud playout and channel management. PLAY uses the best-of-breed video distribution technology and a wide range of associated services to promote digital transformation in the media, content, and enterprise fields. […]

February 6, 2023

Paramount+, Three UK distribution partnership

Paramount+, the streaming service from Paramount Global, has partnered with Three UK to give customers access to more than 8,000 hours of entertainment. Three UK becomes the streaming service’s first major mobile partner in the UK, as Paramount+ continues to grow its direct-to-consumer distribution. Paramount+ is available immediately to new customers of Three UK who […]

February 6, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Italian broadcasting sector grows 4.6%

The Italian broadcasting sector (TV and radio) recovered some of the ground lost due to the pandemic, reaching a total turnover of €8.5 billion in 2021 (+4.6 per cent on 2020), although still below the €8.7 billion of 2019 (-2.6 per cent). According to Mediobanca’s Media & Entertainment Report for 2021, the recovery was not […]

February 6, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Kantar signs LADbible, JOE Media, LiveScore

As online news habits continue to evolve, marketing data and analytics company Kantar has secured a series of new digital media subscribers to its TGI consumer data in the UK, including LADbible, JOE Media and sport specialist LiveScore. The publishers will use Kantar TGI, which provides in-depth insight into consumer behaviours, attitudes and media consumption, […]

February 6, 2023

Survey: Brits confused by VPNs

Online passwords are the most misunderstood aspect of online security, with more than three quarters (78 per cent) mistakenly believing their passwords are completely safe if kept with a large company. After surveying over 2,000 UK residents on widespread internet security myths from online banking to public WiFi, Uswitch, the broadband comparison service, determined which […]

February 6, 2023

Joshua begins DAZN deal with Franklin fight

Former two-time Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World Anthony Joshua will return to the ring on April 1st at The O2 in London to take on American powerhouse Jermaine Franklin. The fight will be the first in Joshua’s new five-year partnership with DAZN to be streamed live, exclusive and worldwide on the digital sports entertainment […]

February 6, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Dolby Labs Q1 beats forecasts

Dolby Laboratories’ (DLB) Q1 numbers have impressed the market. Total Q1 revenues were $334.9 million (€310.9m), down from $351.6 million in the same period a year ago, with the revenue fall down to lower shipments in PC, broadcast, consumer electronics and gaming. However, the company continued to witness increased adoption of Dolby Atmos and Dolby […]

February 6, 2023By Chris Forrester

Mediaocean expands partnership with Publicis Groupe

Mediaocean, the mission-critical platform for omnichannel advertising, has announced an expanded, seven-year term partnership with Publicis Groupe. The multinational collaboration extends the companies’ existing relationship. Mediaocean will provide ad infrastructure technology and other services to the UK, the US, Canada, France, and the Netherlands, with an option to include other markets in Europe and Asia. […]

February 6, 2023

Police op blocks £6m of UK ad revenue from funding piracy

A police operation that disrupts websites illegally providing access to copyrighted content stopped £6 million of advertising revenue from UK traffic reaching these websites in 2022.  Operation Creative was launched by the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) at City of London Police in 2013 to tackle the funding of illegal streaming websites, which have […]

February 6, 2023

Report: Rapid growth in MiniLED panels

A report from Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) says that MiniLED panel production grew last year and that rapid growth is expected in 2023 and 2024. MiniLED backlights in LCDs can offer numerous advantages over other flat panel display technologies, most notably in higher brightness, high contrast ratio, lower power consumption than WOLED TV and […]

February 6, 2023By Chris Forrester

Max Verstappen signs with EA Sports

Interactive sports entertainment specialist Electronic Arts has signed a partnership with back-to-back Formula 1 World Champion Max Verstappen. The agreement will see the Oracle Red Bull Racing driver collaborate with the brand to create content across the EA Sports portfolio. The deal also includes sponsorship with Verstappen for the 2023 season, with EA Sports branding […]

February 6, 2023By Colin Mann

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