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South Africa’s SABC on verge of collapse

South Africa’s SABC on verge of collapse

South Africa’s public broadcaster SABC is asking the country’s government to provide it with a Rand 3.2 billion (€1.9bn) guarantee to help stop a blackout of broadcasts. The guarantee is…

BARB deploys Kantar’s Focal Meter across UK

BARB commissions Kantar Focal Meter for deployment across UK Television Audience Measurement Panel BARB, the UK television audience measurement currency, has commissioned Kantar, the global Television Audience Measurement (TAM) provider,…

Nexstar Digital launches TViQ audience solution

Nexstar Digital, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, has launch its proprietary TViQ audience solution, giving advertisers the power to leverage local broadcast audience data to reach their ideal…

UK pay-TV & broadband firms to put fairness first

UK pay-TV & broadband firms to put fairness first

The UK’s biggest broadband, phone and pay-TV companies have committed to put fairness at the heart of their business, after signing up to Ofcom’s new Fairness for Customers commitments. The…

IABM announces new DACH Members’ Council

IABM has announced the line-up for its newly formed DACH Members’ Council. The formation of the new Council was driven by the result of the recent EMEA Members’ Council elections.…

Couchbase powers BT TV on-demand

Couchbase powers BT TV on-demand

BT TV is using Couchbase to power its on-demand TV services. In a statement, BT TV said it chose Couchbase for its caching capabilities, which ensures high performance, and for…

Australia’s National Rugby League chooses Blackbird

Australia’s National Rugby League chooses Blackbird

Cloud video platform Blackbird has announced that Australia’s National Rugby League (NRL) has chosen Blackbird for the live clipping, editing and publishing of match highlights. The NRL is the most…

Freesat upgrades datacasting systems with Icareus

Icareus, the Helsinki-based broadcast and online video partner, has delivered its Icareus Playout platform to Freesat, the free-to-air satellite television service – a joint venture between the BBC and ITV.…

Red Bee provides IMDb ratings for Swisscom TV

Red Bee Media will be providing IMDb ratings for Swisscom’s television offering on TV Box, TV Air Web and TV Air Mobile Apps. The ratings will be provided for movies…

StarTimes recommits to Nairobi HQ for Africa

Back in July 2014 China’s StarTimes Group carried out a ground-breaking ceremony in the Nairobi suburb of Karen. Since then progress has been painfully slow. However, at an event in…

TiVo adds TV Viewership Data partners

TiVo adds TV Viewership Data partners

TiVo has announced that its TV Viewership Data product is being expanded to include Kantar ad occurrences, Drawbridge’s Identity Graph and premium demographic attributes; giving TiVo customers an expanded data…

DISH buys Echostar’s BSS division

Charlie Ergen is consolidating some of his satellite operations. DISH Network, his pay-TV arm, is buying his Echostar BSS (Broadcast Satellite Services) outfit for 22.9 million shares. DISH President/CEO Erik…

ODMedia launches UK operation with Media Minds

ODMedia, the content services and processing company for on-demand media, has launched in the UK. The new London-based company — ODMediaUK — is to be led by media entertainment management…

Stringr expands to UK

Stringr, the premium video marketplace for custom, high-quality, video content, has announced its launch into the UK. Through this expansion, UK based broadcasters, publishers and brands can now source, edit…

VisualOn launches Adaptive NightVision

VisualOn launches Adaptive NightVision

Video streaming solutions provider VisualOn has announced the general availability of its Adaptive NightVision feature, which enhances its proprietary Media Platform player by allowing low-light or dark scenes to display…