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Synamedia boosts compression R&D investment

Video software provider Synamedia is boosting R&D investment in its compression technologies alongside a trio of senior appointments. With the adoption of 4K-ready devices and new broadcasting standards such as…

BAFTA pledges support to The Film and TV Charity

BAFTA pledges support to The Film and TV Charity

The British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA) has today announced its support for The Film and TV Charity’s Covid-19 emergency response. BAFTA will use its networks and resources…

UK altnets hail fibre roll out progress

UK altnets hail fibre roll out progress

The UK’s independent network sector has been praised for its significant contribution as the country was revealed as one of the fastest growers in Europe for delivering fibre networks to…

DISH selects Mavenir for 5G roll out

DISH selects Mavenir for 5G roll out

Satellite TV and streaming media firm DISH Network has announced a multi-year agreement with network software provider Mavenir to deliver cloud-native OpenRAN software for its new 5G network. DISH, which…

Analysis: Positive signs for 5G despite crisis

Analysis: Positive signs for 5G despite crisis

Covid-19 is having a significant impact on mobile operator planning in relation to 5G services in 2020. Its rapid spread continues to disrupt economies around the world, with the magnitude…

Facebook takes 9.99% Jio Platforms stake

Facebook takes 9.99% Jio Platforms stake

In what represents India’s largest-ever FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) for a minority investment in the country, social media giant Facebook is to take a 9.99 per cent stake in Reliance…

Italian Film Commission & Netflix establish relief fund

Netflix and Italian Film Commissions have announced the establishment of a new Covid-19 Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund to provide emergency short term relief to the active workers in…

Netflix & Netherlands Film Fund establish relief fund

Netflix and The Netherlands Film Fund have announced a relief fund for Film and TV productions to help the hardest hit workers affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Netflix will make…

UK govt ‘Future fund’ for start ups

The British government unveiled plans for a new “Future Fund” designed to help start-ups receive enough investment to remain viable during the coronavirus crisis. Initially, the government is pledging a…

Analyst: Licence fee alternatives would underfund BBC

In light of the ongoing UK governmental review of the potential decriminalisation of the BBC licence fee, and ahead of the next Charter review, Ampere Analysis has explored four possible…

TikTok donates £5m to British nursing fund

TikTok, the video-sharing social networking service, is donating £5 million (€5.75m) to a British nursing fund, to help it during the coronavirus outbreak.  The Royal College of Nursing Foundation will…

Euro commercial stations ‘May Day’

Euro commercial stations ‘May Day’

The Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT) has expressed its support and solidarity to all those in the European Audiovisual sector and beyond who are mobilised to face the…

OneWeb seeks UK government help

Would-be satellite constellation operator OneWeb is looking for the UK government to provide it with a rescue loan. OneWeb Global has also secured $75 million of fresh cash from its…

Intelsat considering financial restructuring?

Unconfirmed reports, sourced from financial analyst and data company Debtwire, suggest that Intelsat might be exploring relocation cost financing, and that the company’s unsecured bond-holders have hired a law firm.…

ITV & NHS Charities launch Million Claps Appeal

ITV is partnering with NHS Charities Together as the official broadcast media partner on a new appeal urging viewers to donate to the NHS and send messages of support to…