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UK Chancellor: Full-fibre network by 2033

UK Chancellor: Full-fibre network by 2033

Philip Hammond, the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, has targeted seeing full-fibre to the premises connections being available to 15 million premises by 2025 and committed to delivering a nationwide…

Media Distillery receives €1.4m grant from EU

Media Distillery, an artificial intelligence (AI) startup focused on extracting valuable data from video, has received a grant of €1.4 million from the European Union under the prestigious SME Instrument…

VidMob expands Into Europe

VidMob has closed an additional $6.4 million extension to its previously announced Series A financing. The additional funding will be dedicated to growing the company’s Engineering and Data Insights teams…

Edge invests in Airbeem OTT platform

Creative industries specialist, Edge Investments, has invested in a significant minority shareholding in leading OTT video distribution platform Airbeem. Airbeem’s multi-use Software as a Service (‘SaaS’) platform enables content owners…

Europe’s PSBs ally to combat Netflix influence

Responding to what they describe as the arrival of new international players in the drama market, in particular the SVoD market, and its disruptive effect on the European audiovisual landscape,…

EU SVoD quotas: How dare they?

The news that Europe (collectively its Parliament, Council and European Commission) is contemplating ruling that OTT platforms such as Amazon and Netflix must face tough new ‘made in Europe’ 30…

EU to set 30% quota for SVoD

EU to set 30% quota for SVoD

A political agreement on the main elements of revised rules to apply to audiovisual media across Europe has been reached between the European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission…

Ofcom: ‘BT must go fibre or fail’

Sharon White, Chief Executive, of UK comms regulator Ofcom, has warned incumbent telco BT to upgrade its copper network to fibre or risk fading away. Delivering closing remarks at an…

EU reclaims Castilla-La Mancha DTT aid

EU reclaims Castilla-La Mancha DTT aid

The European Union’s Court of Justice has ruled that the €46 million financial aid given to the DTT extension in the Spanish Region of Castilla-La Mancha was illegal and discriminatory.…

Eurocom entering liquidation?

Eurocom entering liquidation?

Israeli telco conglomerate Eurocom Group has been ordered by a Tel Aviv court to enter liquidation. The business, which includes a 57 per cent stake in satellite operator Spacecom, and…

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