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Global brand safety certification programme from TAG

Digital advertising brand safety body Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG) has  launched the TAG Brand Safety Certified Program, which it says is the ad industry’s largest and broadest global brand safety…

AdGreen initiative from UK advertising

AdGreen initiative from UK advertising

The Climate Action Working Group, led by UK trade body the Advertising Association in partnership with ISBA and the IPA, has launched AdGreen, an initiative to unite the advertising industry…

Sky Sports kicks off season of sustainability

From the start of the 2020/21 football season, all Premier League and EFL matches shown live on Sky Sports will be certified 3-star albert sustainable productions. The certification is awarded…

Tivùsat to start switchover to DVB-S2/MPEG-4

Tivùsat to start switchover to DVB-S2/MPEG-4

Italian DTH platform Tivùsat is planning to make a gradual switchover to MPEG-4 starting from December 2020. The change concerns 15-20 TV channels that now use MPEG-2 and will also…

Ad industry standards bodies merge

The digital advertising industry’s two leading anti-fraud and brand safety organisations, the Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG) and Joint Industry Committee for Web Standards (JICWEBS), are to merge. Mike Zaneis will…

Eurofins launches testing services for CI Plus 2.0

Eurofins Digital Testing, a global player in end-to-end quality assurance (QA) and testing services, has announced the launch of updated testing services for the new CI Plus 2.0 standard. Eurofins…

HbbTV releases Version 2020-2 of Test Suite

HbbTV releases Version 2020-2 of Test Suite

The HbbTV Association, a global initiative dedicated to providing open standards for the delivery of advanced interactive TV services through broadcast and broadband networks for connected TV sets and set-top…

Friend MTS joins DPP

Content protection services provider Friend MTS has joined The Digital Production Partnership (DPP), an international media industry organisation and business network. In DPP’s global effort to bring customers and suppliers…

Ofcom consults on video sharing platforms

Ofcom consults on video sharing platforms

UK comms regulator Ofcom is seeking evidence relating to new regulatory requirements that will apply to video-sharing platforms (VSPs), online video service where users can upload and share videos. Earlier…

Qualcomm drives next-gen compression standard

Qualcomm drives next-gen compression standard

Qualcomm Technologies has announced the completion of the Versatile Video Coding (VVC) standard for video compression. Qualcomm’s leadership in contributing technologies, driving proof-of-concepts, and bringing the standard development to conclusion…

Croatia to start transition to DVB-T2 in October

Croatia to start transition to DVB-T2 in October

The transition from DVB-T to DVB-T2/HEVC in Croatia will start on October 27th and last until November 12th. The information has been announced by DTT network operator Odasiljaci i Veze…

Mediaocean to acquire 4C

Mediaocean to acquire 4C

Mediaocean, a specialist system of record for the advertising world, and data science and marketing technology company 4C have struck a deal whereby Mediaocean will acquire 4C. Infusing 4C’s intelligence…

2nd next-gen transmitter for Phoenix Model Market

2nd next-gen transmitter for Phoenix Model Market

Another chapter in the rollout of next-generation TV service in the US is being written in the collaborative Phoenix Model Market, with the launch of ATSC 3.0 signals from KASW-TV…

H.266 ‘to cut 4K streaming data by half’

A new video-encoding standard that promises to cut data use by at least half has been formally unveiled, after three years of development and negotiations. It is claimed H.266 should…

HbbTV Association adds 7 new members

The HbbTV Association, a global initiative dedicated to providing open standards for the delivery of advanced interactive TV services, has announcd that seven new companies have joined the industry association…

UK sport, TV and film quarantine exemptions

UK sport, TV and film quarantine exemptions

Oliver Dowden, the UK Culture Secretary, has brokered agreements that will allow selected international sporting events and production on some of the biggest film and television productions to get underway…

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