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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 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

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

NTT boosts Indy 500 fan experience

Technology and business solutions provider NTT, and NTT DATA are unveiling new simulation technology at this year’s Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge. The technology lets users, for the first time, fully experience the sensations of driving an NTT INDYCAR SERIES car the way professionals do. NTT is the parent company of NTT DATA, and they […]

May 24, 2024By Colin Mann

Unusual Games to Stream on Twitter

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 games which have […]

May 24, 2024

Broadcasting bosses urge Parliament to pass Media Bill

Nine CEOs from the UK broadcasting industry have released a statement urging the government to pass Media Bill updates ahead of the General Election, which has been scheduled for July 4th – meaning Parliament will be dissolved in just a few days’ time. A joint statement says: “As leading CEOs from the UK broadcasting industry, […]

May 23, 2024

Sky hires WBD’s Dogra

Priya Dogra, the former Warner Bros Discovery EMEA chief, is joining Sky in the newly-created role of chief advertising and new revenue officer. She will also sit on Sky’s executive management committee. At Comcast-owned Sky, Dogra will report to Sky’s chief business officer Nick Herm and work closely with Brett Aumuller – managing director of […]

May 23, 2024

Research: Bundles driving acquisition and retention

Parks Associates, in partnership with Bango, has released  its new white paper Effective Bundling: Pain Points and Expectations from Subscription Leaders, featuring custom primary research of industry leaders across the streaming video, music, education, and productivity markets to assess the effectiveness of bundling strategies. In this research, leading executives share their best practices and strategies […]

May 23, 2024

Research: Programmatic trading 43% of OTT ad investment in Q1

In Q1 2024, large US advertisers expanded their overall ad spend +7 per cent compared to the year prior. Digital Media carried that increase with +18 per cent, the biggest quarterly growth since Q1 2o22. This is according to Guideline, a source of truth for advertising spend and pricing data, which captures actual agency media […]

May 23, 2024

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