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Australia: Online copyright infringement rates decrease

Australia’s Department of Communications and the Arts has released the results of the 2016 online copyright infringement survey, which show an overall decrease in the level of infringement in the past year largely because of the increase in the availability of online streaming. A fall in the proportion of Australian Internet users accessing unlawful content […]

November 21, 2016By Colin Mann

Facebook: Increasing focus on video

Social media site Facebook surprised market analysts with above expected results “on all fronts” for Q3 according to investment bank Exane/BNP-Paribas. However, Facebook’s management, in an analysts call on November 2 said it was cautious about the company’s ad-revenue prospects this coming year. Facebook’s headline numbers were impressive, with revenues jumping 56 per cent, topping […]

November 3, 2016By Chris Forrester

Newstag plans crowd-curated newsreel service

Video news service Newstag is to launch a business-to-business news service designed to offer online publishers and telcos bespoke, broadcast-quality ready-to-air news programmes. ‘Newsreel’ will provide tailored news bulletins using professionally-produced video content that is curated by audiences. Using big data and machine learning, the result will be to provide top quality news programmes targeted […]

October 20, 2016Colin Mann @ MIPCOM

Facebook adds TV video streaming

Facebook is rolling out the ability for users to stream videos from Facebook to their TV, allowing them to enjoy their favourite videos on a larger screen through devices such as Apple TV or Google Chromecast. According to Brent Ayrey, Product Director, Facebook is focused on creating video experiences that people want, and is responding […]

October 14, 2016

Facebook: ‘All video in 5 Years’

Facebook could be all video and mobile in five years, according to Nicola Mendelsohn, vice president for Facebook in Europe Asked at Fortune‘s Most Powerful Women International Summit in London to predict where Facebook would be in a half decade in terms of mobile and video, Mendelsohn said the social network would “definitely” be mobile, […]

June 16, 2016By Colin Mann

Facebook broadens Live Video availability

Facebook is making its Live Video functionality, which started testing in December 2015, available to everyone in the US via iPhone, with plans to start rolling this out to the rest of the world over the coming weeks. “You can discover live videos from your friends and public figures you follow right in News Feed. […]

January 29, 2016By Colin Mann

Belgium: Telenet extends Premier League rights

Belgian cable operator Telenet has extended its long-running deal for English Premier League football rights by another three years. Telenet broadcasts Premier League games via its Play Sports package, and airs around five live football matches every weekend. No financial details were revealed.

December 14, 2015

Scottish league Cup BT TV deal

The SPFL has announced a new format for the Scottish League Cup, including competitive group football in July, a ground-breaking bonus point system, a new broadcast partner bringing more live TV games and increased revenues for clubs, and the re-introduction of a winter break. Taking effect from summer 2016, the new format will see eight […]

December 8, 2015

Facebook introduces Live Video

Facebook has commenced testing the ability for people to share live video on Facebook, starting with a small percentage of people in the US on iPhones. “Live lets you show the people you care about what you’re seeing in real time — whether you’re visiting a new place, cooking your favourite recipe, or just want […]

December 7, 2015By Colin Mann

Turner Laing: ‘Collaboration the new world order’

Seasoned TV executive Sophie Turner Laing has declared a ‘Golden Age’ of television, suggesting that technology, rather than threatening the content industry, is enabling more to be seen by more people. Delivering a Media Mastermind keynote speech at MIPCOM, Turner Laing – CEO of global production force Endemol Shine – highlighted the formation of Icon, […]

October 6, 2015Colin Mann @ MIPCOM