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Media Bill set to boost UK PSBs

Britain’s biggest broadcasters will get new privileges and freedoms to make more hit shows and better compete with global streaming giants under new draft legislation. The government claims the draft Media Bill will enable public service broadcasters (PSBs) – the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, STV and S4C – to unleash their potential to […]

March 29, 2023By Colin Mann

IMDb, Fabric, AWS data collaboration

IMDb, the online source for information on movies, TV shows, and celebrities, and Fabric, a specialist in metadata management for media and entertainment (M&E) catalogues, have announced a new solution that allows M&E companies to enrich their catalogues using entertainment data sets from IMDb. IMDb licenses information from its database – including movie and TV […]

March 30, 2023

Forecast: Mixed fortunes for APAC pay-TV

Asia Pacific pay-TV revenues will reach $26 billion (€24bn) by 2028 – $1.6 billion less than 2022, according to the Asia Pacific Pay TV Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. Pay-TV revenues will fall in 10 countries, including Japan (down by $889 million) and China (down by $309 million), between 2022 and 2028. […]

March 30, 2023

YouTube joins SRT Alliance

Haivision, a provider of mission-critical, real-time video networking and visual collaboration solutions, has announced that YouTube has joined the SRT Alliance and will participate in the company’s upcoming SRT InterOp Plugfest. Haivision says that YouTube’s support for SRT is an important milestone for the open-source protocol, reaching widespread industry adoption and ubiquity for low latency […]

March 30, 2023

Unified Streaming names Van Aalderen CEO

Unified Streaming, the Amsterdam-based specialist in video streaming technology, has named Martin van Aalderen its new CEO effective immediately.Van Aalderen will chart the company’s new phase of growth and replaces Dirk Griffioen, who will focus on special projects within the organisation. Throughout his career Van Aalderen has applied his skills to growing companies within the […]

March 30, 2023

Curiosity appoints Pope in VP role

Curiosity, the factual entertainment and media company, has named 20-year industry veteran Tom Pope to the role of Vice President, Advertising and Sponsorships. Pope specialises in the development and execution of branded partnerships and campaigns across all forms of media and experiential platforms. He will focus on driving growth opportunities for Curiosity’s factual entertainment brand. […]

March 30, 2023

UK space sector a £17.5bn business

Despite the global disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, UK space organisations presented a robust picture, generating £17.5 billion (€19.9bn) in 2021, compared to £16.5 billion the previous year. Figures in the latest Size & Health of the UK Space Industry report show the number of space organisations identified across the UK rose from 1,293 […]

March 30, 2023

SES confirms Intelsat merger discussions

In response to rumours in the market, satellite operator SES has confirmed that the company has engaged in discussions regarding a possible combination with Intelsat. “At this stage, there can be no certainty that a transaction would materialise. The Board of SES remains fully committed to acting in the best interest of SES and its […]

March 29, 2023By Chris Forrester

Murdochs on Dominion’s witness list  

Rupert Murdoch and his son Lachlan (pictured) are on the witnesses list of voting-machine maker Dominion for their landmark defamation trial next month. Lawyers have listed more than 50 witnesses that they intend to question during the six-week trial in Delaware, including the Murdochs, Fox News chief executive Suzanne Scott and Fox primetime stars Tucker […]

March 29, 2023

Spain: Right-wing 7NN shuts

Spanish DTT channel 7NN will cease broadcasting this week following its owner Producciones Audiovisuales Hispania revealing the business is “financially unviable”. Two weeks ago, the channel had decided to pull out of the nationwide DTT market to focus solely on Madrid and made a 50 per cent cut in staff, in an attempt to “reverse […]

March 29, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

TalkTalk UK’s worst ISP

Which? has found that TalkTalk is currently the worst internet service provider (ISP) in Britain. The competition for worst service provider seemed to be among the biggest companies. TalkTalk customers gave it the lowest possible ratings for technical support, customer service and broadband speed. Many people are under the illusion that TalkTalk has its own […]

March 29, 2023

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