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Musk now wants 30,000 extra satellites

30,000 satellites is not a typo Elon Musk, rocket man, Tesla man, Hyperloop man, and a highly enthusiastic backer of getting mankind onto Mars, now says that his original plan…

McCarthy new COO, Video Entertainment, Irdeto

McCarthy new COO, Video Entertainment, Irdeto

Seasoned industry executive Shane McCarthy has been appointed to the role of Chief Operating Officer for digital platform security specialist Irdeto’s video entertainment business. A developer by background, McCarthy previously…

IABM: Broadcast & media industry buoyant despite squeeze

IABM has released its latest Buying Trends Report – built on analysis of qualitative evidence gathered from broadcast and media companies immediately prior to IBC 2019, together with quantitative data…

SpotX’s Richter elected chairman of IAB Tech Lab

The IAB Technology Laboratory (Tech Lab) has announced that SpotX Chief Scientist Neal Richter was elected by its board of directors as the new chair. In this position, Richter will…

EU bars Broadcom exclusive TV chip deals

The EU has ordered Broadcom to halt exclusivity deals with six TV and modem makers for up to three years while EU antitrust authorities investigate whether these agreements have an…

Germany OKs Huawei for 5G networks

Germany will not exclude Huawei from its 5G mobile networks, because the country wants to create “a level playing field” for vendors. The US has banned Huawei from selling 5G…

Meo warns of additional costs for DTT migration

Meo (Altice Portugal) has warned of a “high probability” of additional operational costs due to ‘gaps’ in the timetable for the DTT migration process of the 700 MHz band, proposed…

Viacom promotes Offman to MD VIS

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has promoted Jill Offman to an expanded position at its global studios division, as the company’s UK arm prepares to move into developing scripted content.…

Synamedia and Triveni Digital team on ATSC 3.0

Synamedia, the independent video software provider, and Triveni Digital, a provider of programme guide and metadata management, data broadcasting and service quality assurance solutions for broadcasters and service providers, have…

NEXTGEN TV: 2nd transmission facility

NEXTGEN TV: 2nd transmission facility

As broadcasters converge on Manhattan this week for NAB Show New York, the Phoenix Model Market partners and Pearl TV have revealed several developments that will positively impact the deployment…

Spain: TV to get €10m each for DTT migration

Spain’s TV operators will receive a state subsidy of €10 million each to finance their costs in the ongoing digital migration. This aid is added to the €145 million package…

Italy’s RAI back in the black

Italy’s RAI back in the black

Italian public broadcaster RAI ended the first half of 2019 with a slight profit of €3.3 million, compared to a loss of just under €5 million in the same period…

TV Time acquires Mediamorph

TV Time acquires Mediamorph

TV Time, a TV and film tracking and insights platform, has confirmed the acquisition of Mediamorph. Mediamorph’s Content Value Management (CVM) cloud platform powers some of the largest entertainment companies…

Private Equity deal for Isle of Man media ventures

Private Equity deal for Isle of Man media ventures

Isle of Media – the public, private partnership launched to market globally the Isle of Man’s media cluster and guide media ventures locating on the Isle of Man – has…

Ofcom fines Ben TV for ‘miracle cure’ product

Ofcom has imposed a £25,000 (€28,750) fine on Greener Technology Limited after material broadcast on its satellite television channel, Ben TV, broke broadcasting rules. Ben TV is a general entertainment…