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Freesat upgrades datacasting systems with Icareus

Icareus, the Helsinki-based broadcast and online video partner, has delivered its Icareus Playout platform to Freesat, the free-to-air satellite television service – a joint venture between the BBC and ITV.…

EC investigates Telia Bonnier acquisition

EC investigates Telia Bonnier acquisition

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting by Telia Company under the EU Merger Regulation. The Commission is concerned that the…

Analysis: UK leads Europe’s cord-cutting

Analysis: UK leads Europe’s cord-cutting

Declining pay-TV subscriptions in the UK suggest that cord-cutting, which is well established in the US, is now beginning to affect the European market, according to findings from research firm…

DAZN launches sports distribution platform

DAZN launches sports distribution platform

DAZN, the OTT sports broadcaster, has launched a new, live distribution platform. Branded DAZN Connect, the platform will give sports rights holders, broadcasters and media partners access to over 30,000…

Analyst: Cord-cutting to slow in the US

The number of US traditional pay-TV subscribers will fall from 105 million in 2010 to 91 million in 2018 and down to 81 million in 2024, according to the North…

Magyar Telekom marches forward with MediaKind

Magyar Telekom marches forward with MediaKind

Deutsche Telekom has chosen to extend its long-term partnership with MediaKind to deploy, support and operate a new multi-tenant next generation cloud TV platform. The first Deutsche Telekom subsidiary to…

Verizon streaming platform on Microsoft Azure

Verizon Digital Media Services (VDMS) is working with Microsoft to deliver a simpler way for broadcasters, content owners or streaming services to deliver high-quality, ultra-personalised viewing experiences on Microsoft Azure.…

MediaKind delivers Vodafone Qatar’s MediaFirst

MediaKind delivers Vodafone Qatar’s MediaFirst

MediaKind, a global media technology player, has been selected by Vodafone Qatar to deliver MediaFirst – the next generation cloud-based multiscreen TV Platform service to consumers in Qatar. This MediaFirst…

Bitmovin launches partner programme

Bitmovin launches partner programme

Bitmovin, a specialist in online video technology, has announced a global partner programme that will debut at NAB. The programme will empower technology and commercial partners to rapidly deploy innovative,…

HandMade films doc exclusive on BT

HandMade films doc exclusive on BT

Marking the first AMC UK original production, An Accidental Studio, a new feature-length documentary examining the history of HandMade Films is to premiere in first window on AMC internationally, being…

IPTV piracy busters share operation details

IPTV piracy busters share operation details

Following advanced—television.com’s report of the success of an investigation into a global illegal IPTV streaming business, further details have emerged of participants’ role in the anti-piracy operation. Led by the…

European raids shut down illegal IPTV operation

Police raids across Europe have broken up a sophisticated pirate IPTV operation that illegally resold online channels. Five individuals have been arrested and a number of servers shut down following…

Waverly Utilities selects Amino MoCA devices

Amino, the global media and entertainment technology solutions provider, has been selected by US telecommunications provider Waverly Utilities to supply Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA)-enabled IPTV devices and AminoOS software…

Research: IPTV drives Asia pay-TV growth

The Asia Pacific pay-TV sector is vibrant, with both subscribers (up by 68 million) and revenues (up by $2.35 billion) forecast to rise over the next five years. However, these…

MediaKind integrates Netflix in Brazil

MediaKind integrates Netflix in Brazil

MediaKind is collaborating with Telefonica Brazil to enhance the user experience for more than 350,000 VIVO Fibra subscribers through the integration of the Netflix streaming service into the MediaKind Mediaroom…