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  • The Grand Tour is most cost-effective Amazon Original for new subscribers
    by Jenny Priestley on 16 March 2018 at 12:08

    The Grand Tour is the most effective of Amazon's original programming in terms of bringing first-time streamers to the service. According to a report by Reuters, the first season of the show cost Amazon $49 (£38) per first stream.  Reuters said it has seen internal Amazon […]

  • Global set-top box market predicted to grow rapidly over next six years
    by Jenny Priestley on 16 March 2018 at 12:02

    The global set-top box (STB) market will reach $29.78 billion by 2024 according to new research. That's almost double the value compared to 2015 ($17.14 billion). The figures come from new research by Million Insights, who say the market growth is being driven by the increasing penetration of HD ... […]

  • Roku says hayu to reality streamer
    by Jenny Priestley on 16 March 2018 at 12:02

    NBCUniversal's reality streaming service hayu has launched on the Roku platform as of today. The SVoD service offers viewers over 5,000 episodes of reality TV including staples such as Keeping Up with the Kardashians, The Real Housewives and Top Chef. Ingo Reese, director content acquisition at ... […]

  • Channel 4 wins BPG's Innovation Award
    by Jenny Priestley on 16 March 2018 at 12:01

    Channel 4 has won the Innovation Award from the Broadcasting Press Guild for its work in diversity. The channel was nominated alongside BBC Three and Albert for the accolade. Channel 4's citation reads: “Channel 4 has built on its pioneering Paralympics coverage to embrace the wider […]

  • Germany's RTL to launch US-content FTA channel
    by Jenny Priestley on 16 March 2018 at 11:21

    German broadcaster Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland is launching a new free-to-air channel celebrating the best US-produced content. NOW US will debut to the German TV market on March 21st. The channel will include series such as Modern Family, Glee, Breaking Bad and Suits. The channel will ... […]

  • TV's role as a modern-day marketing channel
    by Contributor on 15 March 2018 at 15:45

    Remember when watching TV meant gathering in the living room at a set time to watch your favourite shows? It’s a far cry from today’s TV-audience experience. While there is no shortage of content, numerous device and platform options let viewers access what they want, when they want, […]

  • Bringing colour to Black Panther
    by Contributor on 15 March 2018 at 15:34

    One of 2018’s most talked about, and most appreciated, movies, Marvel Studios’ Black Panther has become a huge box office success. T’Challa, first encountered in Captain America: Civil War, returns home to take the throne of Wakanda, an isolated yet technologically advanced […]

  • NEP UK creates first Super-Slow live camera
    by Jenny Priestley on 15 March 2018 at 11:33

    NEP UK has deployed its new Super-Slow live camera for ITV's coverage of the Cheltenham Festival. NEP has combined Grass Valley's RT camera and Vislink HCAM wireless transmitters as well as some "NEP imagination" to capture Super-Slow images, while recording live images at 1080p150. The ... […]

  • Every major US TV network "will have a streaming service by 2022"
    by Jenny Priestley on 15 March 2018 at 11:21

    Every major US TV channel will have launched its own streaming service by 2022 according to a new report from The Diffusion Group. It predicts every channel will have moved into the DTC space with “stand-alone, single-brand subscription offerings in which a TV Network brand such as HBO or CBS […]

  • Piksel appoints joint managing directors
    by Jenny Priestley on 15 March 2018 at 10:27

    Broadcasting solutions company Piksel has appointed Kris Brown and Kristan Bullett as joint managing directors. Brown was previously the company's head of product, while Bullett served as Piksel's head of solutions. They succeed Ralf Tillmann, who will continue in his role as interim CEO. ... […]

  • ZOO Digital employs facial recognition to make content secure
    by Jenny Priestley on 15 March 2018 at 10:07

    ZOO Digital is employing machine learning and facial recognition in its new security feature. The feature, which ZOO Digital says is an industry first, will automatically obscure video streams in all areas except those needed for subtitling and dubbing, namely the faces or mouths of those appearing […]

  • Tellyo announces new on-demand solution
    by Jenny Priestley on 15 March 2018 at 09:17

    Cloud-based video production platform Tellyo has announced a new on-demand solution aimed at organisations that want to use the platform as and when it's needed. Tellyo On Demand draws on the company's subscription-based offering Tellyo Pro and is for companies that require a cloud video production […]

  • Bundesliga green lights use of virtual advertising
    by Jenny Priestley on 14 March 2018 at 11:23

    The Deutsche Football Liga has approved the use of virtual advertising in Bundesliga matches after successful testing last month. The technology, produced by Supponor and Lagardère Sports, was trialled at a game between Borussia Dortmund and FC Augsburg on 26th February, with an […]

  • Wazee Digital and BASE Media Cloud drive Formula E content
    by Jenny Priestley on 14 March 2018 at 10:17

    Wazee Digital and BASE Media Cloud have announced a joint solution that allows Formula E and its media partners to have immediate access to content. The solution is 100 per cent cloud-based and incorporates BASE Media Cloud's storage and Aspera platform, which has been integrated with a new ... […]

  • Free webinar: how live video streaming is introducing new opportunities for broadcasters
    by Jenny Priestley on 14 March 2018 at 09:48

    TVBEurope and Limelight Networks are joining forces to host a free webinar on 28th March. The live webinar, titled Live video streaming introduces new use cases and business models for broadcasters, will take place at 2pm GMT. With the expert knowledge of Limelight Networks' senior product ... […]

  • HEVC Advance eliminates content fees on streaming
    by Jenny Priestley on 14 March 2018 at 09:22

    HEVC Advance has announced it is dropping subscription and title-by-title content distribution royalty fees from its HEVC Advanced Patent Licence. The move is to encourage further adoption of HEVC which is a key enabler of 4K/Ultra HD deployments. It means the independent licensing ... […]

  • Amagi appoints new CEO
    by Jenny Priestley on 14 March 2018 at 08:51

    Cloud-managed broadcast services company Amagi has announced the appointment of Deepakjit Singh as its first CEO. Singh had been chief innovation officer at Encompass. “Deepakjit is one of the most well-regarded leaders in broadcast technology today,” said KA Srinivasan, co-founder of […]

  • First speakers confirmed for MediaTech 360
    by Jenny Priestley on 13 March 2018 at 12:41

    TVBEurope is delighted to announce the first set of speakers for this year’s MediaTech 360. The event takes place from June 20-21 at Grand Connaught Rooms. This year’s event aims to take the next steps in content evolution and explore the application of emergent technologies, their […]

  • Canal Digital employs Conax to secure new 4K service
    by Jenny Priestley on 13 March 2018 at 11:58

    Canal Digital is to use Conax Lynx isolation technology within its new Android-TV based entertainment service, OnePlace. OnePlace will be able to implement a strict separation between the rich application environment and the premium content within the set-top box, using the Conax Lynx isolation ... […]

  • Apple's video service to include "surprise technology angle"
    by Jenny Priestley on 13 March 2018 at 11:33

    Apple's forthcoming video service will include a "surprise technology angle" according to the company's senior vice president Eddy Cue. Cue didn't reveal much more about the plans during his talk at SXSW. He did say the company is "all in" on entertainment, but are focused on quality, not quantity. […]