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Rai speeds up DVB-T2 switch

Italian public broadcaster Rai has brought forward the launch date for the first multiplex to broadcast in DVB-T2, targeting August 28th. Specific channels haven’t been finalised, but are likely to include flagships Rai 1 HD, Rai 2 HD, and Rai 3 HD in simulcast. This aims to improve reception in areas struggling with the current […]

May 24, 2024From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Media committee Chair outlines achievements

Dame Caroline Dinenage MP, Chair of the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee, has outlined some key achievements of the Committee and work that could be taken forward in the new Parliament, ahead of its dissolution, following the announcement of a General Election. The Committee has also published a letter to the Secretary […]

May 28, 2024By Colin Mann

Britain’s Got Talent biggest entertainment series of 2024

ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent season 17 is the biggest entertainment series of the year across any channel. Made by Thames, a Fremantle label, it’s currently averaging 7.1m including repeats, with the launch episode consolidating up to 8 million and still growing. Britain’s Got Talent season 17 social content to date has generated in excess of […]

May 28, 2024

M7, Prima Group conclude Slovak satellite distribution deal

Luxembourg-based pay-TV provider, M7 Group, owned by Canal+ Group has concluded an agreement with Prague-based Prima Group for the satellite distribution of Prima COOL SK and Prima LOVE SK in the Slovak market. Following the agreement, Prima COOL SK has launched via the M7-owned Skylink TV platform at ASTRA 23.5 East. Prima COOL SK offers […]

May 28, 2024

LG’s ACP in Kia electric vehicles

LG Electronics (LG) is bringing its Automotive Content Platform (ACP) powered by webOS to the latest all-electric SUV from Kia Corporation (Kia). The integration of LG’s ACP into the recently unveiled Kia EV3 marks the first time the solution has been applied to an electric vehicle. LG’s automotive entertainment platform initially debuted in South Korea […]

May 28, 2024

Media Bill set to become law

The Media Bill, which had been at risk of not being enacted following the calling of a General Election, is set to receive Royal Assent following its successful passage through the UK Houses of Parliament. Nine CEOs from the UK broadcasting industry had urged Parliament to pass Bill updates prior to it being dissolved prior […]

May 24, 2024By Colin Mann

Netflix: 90bn hours of content streamed in H2 2023

Netflix has published its second edition of What We Watched: A Netflix Engagement Report, capturing Netflix viewership from July to December 2023. This report covers 99 per cent of all viewing on Netflix.  Since introducing its first report, Netflix notes that it has made “important improvements” — adding runtime and views (total hours viewed divided […]

May 24, 2024

IBCAP lauds anti-piracy successes

Anti-piracy body the International Broadcaster Coalition Against Piracy (IBCAP) has released its Year-in-Review Results which tout the key advancements driven by IBCAP in addressing piracy worldwide over the past year. The report was unveiled at its recent annual membership meeting in Las Vegas. “Since last year’s meeting in Orlando, IBCAP has been hard at work protecting […]

May 24, 2024By Colin Mann

Report: LEO driving innovation through collaborations

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has just rolled out Starlink Internet services in Indonesia, marking a significant milestone for global connectivity and investment opportunities. This highlights the role of low earth orbit (LEO) satellites in enhancing worldwide communication and driving economic growth. International collaborations aimed at bolstering low-latency data relay services tap into pooled expertise and resources, […]

May 24, 2024

Tech Mahindra, Fuji TV entertainment MoU

Tech Mahindra, a provider of technology consulting and digital solutions to enterprises across industries, has announced a strategic partnership with Japanese broadcaster Fuji TV. As part of the partnership, both organisations will co-develop and produce content across genres for the global entertainment industry. The partnership aims to drive significant growth in rapidly expanding content markets […]

May 24, 2024

Unusual games to stream on Twitch 

In the vast world of streaming, there are plenty of smash hit games which draw the views. You know exactly the ones we’re talking about: Battle royales like Fornite and PUBG. MOBAs like League of Legends and Starcraft; Shooters like Counter-Strike and Overwatch. But beyond these popular games, there are also a variety of smaller […]

May 24, 2024

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