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  • Licence fee will be frozen, but future funding under discussion
    by Julian Clover on 18 January 2022 at 12:46

    Culture secretary Nadine Dorres has confirmed a two-year freeze in the BBC Licence Fee, but pulled back slightly on earlier comments, that the settlement would be the last under the current arrangements. However, while asking “really serious questions about the long-term funding model of the […]

  • SVOD “most concentrated audiovisual market in Europe”
    by Chris Dziadul on 18 January 2022 at 12:30

    With the top four OTT platforms controlling over 70% of subscriptions, SVOD stands out as the most concentrated audiovisual market segment in Europe. According to the findings of a new report by the European Audiovisual Observatory, it is followed by followed by pay-TV with 72% of subscriptions […]

  • Italy considers speed test on DAZN streaming
    by Julian Clover on 18 January 2022 at 12:15

    Italian media regulator Agcom could be about to require streaming platforms, including DAZN, to measure the quality of users’ internet connections. La Repubblica reports that subscribers will be able to determine who is responsible for the quality of a particular sporting event. If the connection […]

  • FTTH growth continues in Spain
    by Chris Dziadul on 18 January 2022 at 10:27

    Spain ended last November with 12.6 million FTTH lines. This, according to the regulator CNMC, represented a monthly growth 101,014 and was 1.2 million more than in the same period in 2020. At the same time, the number of DSL lines fell by 0.6 million in the year to November 2021. Movistar […]

  • New SES role for John-Paul Hemingway
    by Chris Dziadul on 18 January 2022 at 09:35

    SES has appointed John-Paul Hemingway to the new created role of chief strategy and product officer (CSPO). According to the company, he is charged with translating SES’s corporate vision into strategic action for the company’s networks and video markets, including its target applications, […]

  • Changes at the top for DAZN
    by Chris Dziadul on 18 January 2022 at 08:03

    Shay Segev is to be the sole CEO of DAZN Group, with James Rushton stepping down from the role while continuing with his existing responsibilities overseeing growth in local markets, rights and content. At the same time, Darren Waterman has been appointed group CFO. Based in London, he was formerly […]

  • Lithuania’s Cgates goes live with Synamedia video network solutions
    by Julian Clover on 18 January 2022 at 08:01

    Live and time-shifted viewing on set-top boxes and OTT are part of the video network solutions being supported by Synamedia in a new deployment on Cgates. The Lithuanian operator has gone live with Synamedia virtualised DCM to support the encoding of its 200 cable channels, in HD and 4K. Cgates […]

  • Vodafone Deutschland adds Sky One HD to GigaTV
    by Jörn Krieger on 18 January 2022 at 07:30

    Sky One HD is now included in the pay-TV package Vodafone Premium on GigaTV on the cable network of Vodafone Deutschland, making the channel available outside the Sky Deutschland platform for the first time. Existing GigaTV customers with a pay-TV package will receive Sky One HD automatically and […]

  • HEVC first for Antik Telecom
    by Chris Dziadul on 17 January 2022 at 15:48

    Slovakia’s Antik Telecom will become the first operator in Central Europe to move from MPEG-4 to HEVC-encoded broadcasting technology. According to Antik Telecom, it will start making the switch gradually from the beginning of this month. The change is possible mainly due to the long-term […]

  • MultiChoice launch new channels for Mozambique and Angola
    by Julian Clover on 17 January 2022 at 12:31

    Multichoice is to open two new TV channels Maningue Magic and Kwenda Magic – for audiences in Mozambique and Angola respectively. It’s part of the pay-TV platform’s long-standing regional strategy that combines local content acquisition, local production, and the development of local content […]