BBC Chairman: ‘Smartphone generation our biggest challenge’

Sir David Clementi, Chairman of the BBC, has suggested that serving the 18-to-34 demographic, the so-called ‘smartphone generation’, is the Corporation’s biggest challenge as it responds to changing times and technologies in the broadcast world, needing to be “smarter than ever” about how it offered its content, across linear and…

Movistar Plus adds voice assistant

Aura, Telefónica’s artificial intelligence (AI), voice-controlled digital assistant, has been added to the Movistar Plus pay-TV platform in Spain via iOS and Android apps. Subscribers to Movistar Plus…

Bolloré replaces father as Vivendi Chairman

Bolloré replaces father as Vivendi Chairman

Vivendi’s Supervisory Board has unanimously appointed Yannick Bolloré as Chairman, replacing his father Vincent Bolloré. Vincent Bolloré, who owns more than 20 per cent of Vivendi’s shares via…

INTERVIEWS: UHD HDR shooting, grading, OLED, workflow, 8K roadmap

Advanced Television reports on Sony’s UHD HDR Theatre at MIP TV. On our .tv streaming channel you can watch interviews and learn from the creative experience of practitioners…

Ofcom updates on BBC Scotland channel

Ofcom updates on BBC Scotland channel

Ofcom has published a consultation to explain and invite views on its provisional decision to approve the launch of a new channel for audiences in Scotland. In a…

Gates, Wyler team for ‘EarthNow’ live video

‘EarthNow’ is a proposed constellation of specialised satellites capable of providing “live and unfettered” continuous footage of almost anywhere on Earth. Investors in the project include Bill Gates,…

Location-based VR market set to boom

Location-based VR market set to boom

News reports of experiential location-based virtual reality (LBVR) in shopping arcades, theme parks and movie theatres are taking the global press by storm. Companies including FoxNext, Zero Latency…

AT&T launching ‘Watch’ skinny bundle

AT&T, the US telco giant, has revealed plans to launch a ‘skinny bundle’ of TV channels without sports that will cost $15 a month. The new service, branded…

F1, PlayON launch Fantasy Formula 1

F1, PlayON launch Fantasy Formula 1

Formula 1 and games software specialist PlayON have become strategic partners in the fast-growing fantasy sports market. PlayON becomes the Official Daily Fantasy Partner of Formula 1 to…

Mobile revenue in LatAm at $63.6bn

Although the total installed base of mobile lines is decreasing in Latin America, most of the key indicators like revenues, postpaid and 4G of the market are progressing.…

Latman appointed Travel Channel GM

Latman appointed Travel Channel GM

Veteran TV executive Jane Latman has been named General Manager, Travel Channel. She will be responsible for the creative leadership and programming strategy for the 83 million subscriber…

Hispasat names new board members

Following the sale of Eutelsat’s Hispasat stake, Eutelsat’s representatives – namely Rodolphe Belmer, Michel Azibert, Ariane Rossi, Almudena Arpón de Mendívil and Edouard Silverio – have left the…

Thailand: Viu, GMM content deal

Thailand: Viu, GMM content deal

Viu, a pan-regional OTT video service by PCCW Media Group, has made inroads in bringing local content to the online video audience in Thailand with a content deal…

Avanti’s HYLAS 4 reaches orbital position

Avanti Communications has confirmed that, following its successful launch on April 5th, the HYLAS 4 Ka-band satellite has reached its geostationary orbital position on schedule. In a statement,…

Sky Q3 revenue exceeds £10bn

Sky Q3 revenue exceeds £10bn

Jeremy Darroch, Sky Group Chief Executive, has suggested that the broadcaster is “in good shape” and “on track for the full year” as it reported results for the…

La Liga mulls OTT service

Spain’s football governing body La Liga plans to launch an OTT service, similar to Netflix, with LaLiga 1/2/3 and la Copa del Rey (King’s Cup), if the forthcoming…

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