Manor Marketing confirmed as TVBAwards sponsor
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Manor Marketing confirmed as TVBAwards sponsor

Manor Marketing has signed up as sponsor of the Marketing Campaign Award at the upcoming TVBAwards

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First African VOD Hollywood premium service
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First African VOD Hollywood premium service

Aflix by SmartVOD, dubbed the ‘first OTT Hollywood premium service in Africa’, is now available on smartphones and tablets across sub-Saharan Africa.

Simon Murray DTR
Content

TV advertising expenditure to double in Latin America, Middle East & Africa

Global TV advertising expenditure will reach $236 billion in 2020, up by 38 per cent - or $64 billion - from 2013 and up by 54 per cent ($82 billion) on 2010, according to a new report from Digital TV Research.

Shazam
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Shazam exceeds 100 million mobile monthly active users

Shazam has announced it has more than 100 million mobile monthly active users (MAUs), a 34 per cent increase year-over-year. The app has been downloaded onto more than 500 million mobile devices to date and is adding users at a rate of 13 million per month.

SES satellite
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SES signs satellite exploitation rights for two Brazilian orbital positions

Satellite operator SES’ subsidiary SES DTH do Brasil has signed with Anatel on the Satellite Exploitation rights terms for two Brazilian orbital positions (48 degrees West and 64 degrees West).

Irdeto Egypt raid
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Irdeto teams up to clamp down on broadcast piracy in Egypt

As part of a collaborative investigation to stop the illegal distribution of satellite channels across the African continent, Irdeto, together with African pay TV operators, the Egyptian Cybercrime Unit and Egyptian Ministry of Interior, has made significant progress with the arrest of two Egyptian suspects on 11 August.

Forbidden
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Forbidden discusses the cloud at IBC Content Everywhere in Amsterdam

Forbidden Technologies, developer of the cloud video platform Forscene, will moderate two sessions at IBC's inaugural Content Everywhere Europe conference at IBC2014 in Amsterdam.

Grupo Secuoya invests in Mistika
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Grupo Secuoya invests in Mistika

Content creation communications company Grupo Secuoya has purchased a Mistika DI 4K system with DCP creation capabilities from SGO

SVOD
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A fifth of European TV homes to subscribe to online packages by 2020

The number of European homes paying a monthly subscription to receive SVOD [subscription video on demand] packages will climb from 1.78 million in 2010 (0.6 per cent of TV households) to 17.99 million by end-2014 (6.4 per cent) and onto 59.41 million in 2020 (20.7 per cent), according to a new report from Digital TV Research.

Antoni Muntaner
Content

Mexico-based Binbit signs agreement with FC Barcelona

Global Mexico-based company Binbit has signed an agreement with FC Barcelona for the exclusive distribution of information and digital content of the Club through mobile devices.

IABM research reveals need for training
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IABM research reveals need for training

Recent research conducted by the IABM has revealed that there is still a strong need within the broadcast and media technology industry for relevant training.

Megahertz to show BT Media & Broadcast 4K UHD OB links truck
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Megahertz to show BT Media & Broadcast 4K UHD OB links truck

Megahertz has reconfigured an HD-built link truck into what the company claims is the first 4K Ultra HD truck in the UK and probably Europe, for BT TVOB.

EBU selects VideoClarity analyser for 4K research
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EBU selects VideoClarity analyser for 4K research

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has chosen Video Clarity’s ClearView Extreme 4K video quality analyser for use in numerous research projects.

3D Storm launches LiveXpert solutions for IBC
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3D Storm launches LiveXpert solutions for IBC

3D Storm, distributor of NewTek products in EMEA, will be showcasing LiveXpert solutions at IBC, including new product releases.

 Russia Today equips first UK studio with Sony tech
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Russia Today equips first UK studio with Sony tech

Sony Professional has worked with solutions provider CVP to equip the RT News Channel’s new London broadcast facility.

VidiGo
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Competition for Toolbox?

Two years after Microsoft acquired Skype it has blocked the use of some third-party software. Philip Stevens talks to VidiGo, the Dutch company that developed a software application that enables Skype to be used for broadcast, about its future and if it will still be able to offer the solution.

Jeroen Ghijsen
IBC

Metrological to unveil new technology for managing and monetising UX and TV App Stores at IBC

Metrological, provider of a cloud based application framework and TV App store, will extend its Application Platform, introducing three products and a new TV app store feature at IBC.

Netflix
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Netflix may have its sights set on Spain launch

Netflix is rumoured to be hatching plans to launch into Spain next year, according to reports by Spanish news agency Europa Press.

ATG Danmon and FileCatalyst partner for accelerated file transfer
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ATG Danmon and FileCatalyst partner for accelerated file transfer

Unlimi-Tech Software, creator of the FileCatalyst accelerated file transfer solution, has appointed ATG Danmon as its UK-based channel distribution partner.

Mobile Viewpoint launches lightest video transmitter
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Mobile Viewpoint launches lightest video transmitter

Mobile Viewpoint has introduced the WMT Agile 2.0 HD video transmission backpack.

Egyptian Media and Production City upgrades with Imagine Communications
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Egyptian Media and Production City upgrades with Imagine Communications

Egyptian Media and Production City (EMPC) has selected Imagine Communications’ Nexio AMP video servers to update six of its studios.

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