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BBC to support “levelling up” across the UK

The BBC has set out a plan that it says will ensure “its social, cultural and economic benefits are felt in every community across the UK”. The broadcaster has been working with The Purpose Coalition chaired by Justine Greening and, in a new report, the BBC sets out how it will reach all corners of […]

April 26, 2022

Appear, Grass Valley form global alliance

Appear, a global player in media processing and delivery technology, and Grass Valley, a technology provider for the live media and entertainment market, have announced the signing of a global preferred alliance member agreement. The partnership adds Appear’s X Platform to the Grass Valley Media Universe, giving Grass Valley customers a complete solution for high-quality, […]

April 21, 2022

ITV brings second round of Studio 55 investments

ITV has launched a second round of Studio 55 ventures following the success of the first year. A collaboration with strategy consultancy, Founders Intelligence, year two of Studio 55 Ventures will continue its aim of finding and growing innovative and future-facing media businesses. Applications are now open for year two will open for teams of […]

April 20, 2022

Vieww VAR tech for Portugal’s Liga 3

Sportec Solutions has announced that its subsidiary Vieww has been selected as the VAR technology provider for Liga 3, the third tier of Portuguese men’s professional football. Vieww was chosen by the agency and broadcast production group, Mediapro, in its role as service provider of the Portuguese Football Federation. This is the first time that […]

April 19, 2022

Etisalat selects Synamedia, 3SS for Switch TV

UAE satellite operator, Etisalat, part of e&, has chosen technologies and services from Synamedia and 3 Screen Solutions (3SS) to add a lean back TV experience for its direct-to-consumer (D2C) streaming service, Switch TV. With the addition of smart TV apps, developed by 3SS and Synamedia for LG smart TVs and Samsung TVs running the […]

April 19, 2022

Australia: Yahoo partners with Samba TV

Yahoo has announced a partnership in Australia with Samba TV, the global omniscreen advertising and analytics company. The new deal provides advertisers with a holistic cross-screen view, connecting traditional offline television audiences with the online world. Samba TV’s first-party Smart TV data is now integrated into the Yahoo DSP to help advertisers maximise their advertising […]

April 13, 2022

Italy introduces new TV ratings system

Italy has upgraded its viewer figures ratings system to encompass all platforms and devices. Alongside the 45 million TV sets in Italian homes, the ‘Total Audience’ system now includes the estimated 75 million connected screens, the head of the Auditel ratings measurement company, Andrea Imperiali, told a parliamentary hearing. ‘Total Audience’ combines the existing system […]

April 12, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Sky announces £10m fund to address digital exclusion

Sky has announced a new goal to tackle digital inequality and provide support to a quarter of a million digitally excluded people through a new £10 million (€11.9m) fund. The new programme – Sky Up – aims to support people to succeed in a digital age, ensuring that those who are most at risk of […]

April 11, 2022

Gravity Media wins Goodwood contract

Gravity Media, a global provider of live broadcast facilities and production services, has been awarded the contract to bring three of the motorsport calendar’s greatest events to the screens for Goodwood. Hosted by The Duke of Richmond at the Goodwood Estate, the Goodwood season is firmly established in the English sporting and social calendar. The […]

April 8, 2022

Viaccess-Orca supports Orange Belgium OTT

Viaccess-Orca (VO), a global provider of OTT and TV platforms, content protection, and advanced data solutions, has announced that Orange Belgium has launched its new TV service with Viaccess-Orca’s Secure Video Player (VO Player). VO’s Secure Video Player is deployed on TV decoders and mobile apps, which is says will ensure superior quality of experience […]

April 8, 2022