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Survey: CDN, QoE remain top concern for live video delivery

As exclusive streaming-only sporting events are on the rise, a survey from Qwilt sheds light on the challenges and considerations of content publishers looking to plan and execute mass live streamed events. Qwilt’s 2024 Live Streaming Survey – which surveyed 259 content publishers primarily across North America and Europe – identifies ongoing and new themes […]

June 20, 2024

Canal+ increases stake in Viu

Canal+ Group, a subsidiary of Vivendi, has increased its stake in Viu – the Hong Kong-based OTT service, in accordance with the terms of the strategic partnership with PCCW Group announced on June 21st 2023. After satisfaction of key business milestones, Canal+ has released the last instalment of its $300 million (€279.79m) staggered investment and […]

June 20, 2024

Research: Instagram more popular than Netflix, TikTok in US

Consumer research from Omdia has found that YouTube continues to dominate as the most popular video service globally, while Instagram has surged ahead of Netflix and TikTok in the US, establishing itself as the second most popular video service among American users. According to Omdia, YouTube maintains its position at the pinnacle of video streaming […]

June 20, 2024

Accenture to acquire Fibermind

Accenture has agreed to acquire Fibermind, an Italy-based network services company, specialising in fibre and mobile 5G networks deployment, as well as infrastructure engineering services. Accenture says this acquisition will strengthen its capabilities in the domain and extend network services to clients across multiple industries, including telecommunications, utilities and transportation. Headquartered in Rovigo, Italy, with […]

June 20, 2024

C15 launches 4 FAST sports channels

C15 Studio, a new company powering FAST channels on behalf of various sports leagues, has launched four dedicated channels with backing from multiple investments from venture capital funds with sports ties. Initial channel partners include Formula 1, ONE Championship, Triton Poker Series and the Professional Squash Association, with Pluto TV, Samsung TV Plus, and Amazon […]

June 20, 2024

Vivendi: Content protection initiatives

Media conglomerate Vivendi has taken several initiatives to protect and promote the creations of its various businesses. The objective is to ensure greater transparency and authenticity of the content produced in the digital ecosystem and to certify that it has been produced in whole or in part by a human being or by artificial intelligence. […]

June 20, 2024By Colin Mann

Forecast: AR/VR headset sales to return to growth

Global shipments of augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) headsets declined 67.4 per cent year over year in Q1 2024, according to data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Augmented and Virtual Reality Headset Tracker. The decline in shipments was expected as the market transitions to include new categories such as Mixed Reality (MR) […]

June 20, 2024

E1, DAZN sign multi-territory deal

The UIM E1 World Championship has announced an international broadcast partnership with DAZN, the sports streaming platform. The deal runs until the end of the current E1 season, starting with the Championship’s showcase race at the home of motorsport in Monaco in July. Under a multi-territory agreement, DAZN will broadcast the Championship to audiences in […]

June 20, 2024

South Africa: Sentech launches Freevision Play

Sentech has launched Freevision Play, an OTT platform designed to grant South African viewers free access to a number of local TV and radio channel. Freevision Play is accessible to all South African residents with an active Internet connection and is compatible across all screens – smartphones, tablets, and smart TVs. To access the service, […]

June 20, 2024

Blue Ant: Crime and mystery sales trending across CEE

Blue Ant Studios has reported a surge in sales and demand for true crime and mystery content in CEE. From limited series to long-running crime formats, buyers from a wide range of channels and platforms are turning to Blue Ant Studios to fill their schedules. Over 270 hours of premium series and documentaries from Blue […]

June 20, 2024

Rakuten TV adds Red Bull TV and Vevo channels

Rakuten TV, the European streaming platform, has added new FAST channels across the continent. There are three new channels in Spain: Red Bull TV, Vevo Pop and Vevo Latino; three new free channels in the UK: Red Bull TV, Vevo Pop and Vevo Hip-Hop & R&B; three new channels in Italy: Red Bull TV, Vevo […]

June 20, 2024

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Alpine Space raises $155m for tech fund

Munich-based Alpine Space Ventures has raised $155 million (€144.6m) for its space-focused venture capital fund, and says it expects this to grow to $160 million by the end of June. Co-founder of the business Joram Voelklein says the fund has received “sizeable” investments from the European Investment Fund (EIF) of €60 million and NATO’s Innovation […]

June 20, 2024 Chris Forrester
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The law is the law?

‘The law is the law’ is often a less black and white statement than it appears, even when talking about a single country. When talking about international or global issues, the law becomes ever more uncertain, in its interpretation and, even more, in its implementation. And that is why it is close to impossible to […]

June 6, 2024 Nick Snow

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