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European creatives welcome EMFA adoption

European professional organisations of the audiovisual and cultural sectors have welcomed the clarifications brought by the European Parliament on Article 20 of the European Media Freedom Act (EMFA), voted in plenary on October 3rd, that will prevent the provision of this article being used to challenge or weaken ambitious cultural policies set out by Member […]

October 4, 2023By Colin Mann

Study: 43% of countries left behind in e-infrastructure

With global internet user growth beginning to stagnate, 52 out of 121 countries worldwide have poor electronic infrastructure according to Surfshark’s analysis. Countries with low e-infrastructure also tend to have very low wealth. Their average GDP per capita (€4.1k) is almost 8 times lower than in countries with good e-infrastructure (€31.1k). Other key findings include: […]

October 4, 2023

Study: Premium OTT ad opportunities in Indonesia

The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) has released a study to understand the usage of different video services in Indonesia and consumer attitudes towards them. The study looked at video across social media, user-generated content (UGC), linear TV, messaging services and premium OTT. Amongst Indonesian consumers, premium OTT is viewed as having the highest quality […]

October 4, 2023

Forecast: IFC demand to soar

A report published by space consulting and market intelligence firm, Euroconsult, focusing on In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) for air travel has highlighted a second consecutive year of strong growth, with over 36,000 commercial and business aviation aircraft now equipped with onboard internet access. The 11th edition of Prospects for In-Flight Entertainment & Connectivity predicts this number […]

October 4, 2023

eMedia sues MutliChoice

South Africa’s pay-TV operator MultiChoice has the rights to show the Rugby World Cup, and rival broadcaster eTV is not happy. eMedia is suing MultiChoice and has taken out advertisements in South African newspapers complaining about what it alleges is a monopoly on sports coverage. The situation is complicated by sub-licensing rights which the nation’s […]

October 4, 2023By Chris Forrester

Starlink expands coverage over US

SpaceX’s Starlink service has expanded availability over the US. Heavy demand in some parts of the US has meant that Starlink was severely limiting new subscribers owing to limited bandwidth. However, with almost 1,000 new broadband satellites launched over the past few months, and the latest full Version 2 craft now being launched with four-times […]

October 4, 2023By Chris Forrester

Boxing legends to feature in Prime Video doc

A new four-part documentary examining the notorious rivalry between British boxing legends Chris Eubank, Nigel Benn, Lennox Lewis and Frank Bruno will launch exclusively on Prime Video in the UK and Ireland in 2024. The documentary, titled Four Kings, follows the meteoric rise of these four men from the same London neighbourhood who heralded a golden […]

October 4, 2023

Research: Gamers with disabilities still face barriers

Research from Samsung Electronics reveals the video game sector could be doing more to cater for gamers with disabilities. The study, conducted by Samsung Pioneers and OnePoll, sampled 500 adults with physical and invisible disabilities, and shows 81 per cent of respondents have struggled to play their favourite games due to inaccessible features, such as […]

October 4, 2023

FilmBox Channels on United Group

SPI International, a Canal+ company operating across six continents, has announced a strategic partnership with United Group, the Southeast European telco. The collaboration brings SPI International’s channels, FilmBox Premium and FilmBox Extra, to a wider audience across Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro and North Macedonia. United Group subscribers to can now watch content […]

October 4, 2023

ManSat now River Advisors

Isle of Man-based space and satellite business ManSat is rebranding as River Advisors. “The new name and branding reflects the growth of expertise, services, and ambition of the company,” says River Advisors in a press statement. “The rebrand recognises the expansion of River Advisers’ consulting services from traditional service providers to clients in New Space, […]

October 4, 2023By Chris Forrester

Sandbox launches PlayKids+ app

Sandbox Group, the London-based group operating a network of learning businesses, has announced the launch of PlayKids+, a new app that adapts its UI and featured content based on the child’s age. The app is the next generation of Sandbox’s existing PlayKids app with enhanced functionality, adaptive user experience and a library of mixed media: […]

October 4, 2023

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