Live video broadcasting to be the new ‘selfie’ by 2017
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Live video broadcasting to be the new ‘selfie’ by 2017

Video and visual technologies are becoming increasingly important for interacting with customers and each other, according to information technology research and advisory company Gartner.

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Virgin Media expands with Globecast
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Virgin Media expands with Globecast

Globecast has partnered with Virgin Media to supply seven channels for the platform’s expanded international TV content.

Mediaset selects Accenture to distribute new streaming service
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Mediaset selects Accenture to distribute new streaming service

Italy’s largest commercial broadcaster, Mediaset, is using Accenture Video Solution 4.0 to distribute its Infinity service to Chromecast users

Africa’s MultiChoice picks Clearleap multiscreen platform
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Africa’s MultiChoice picks Clearleap multiscreen platform

African pay-TV provider MultiChoice has selected Clearleap to help it to deal with the rapidly increasing amount of content it needs to process.

G.fast solves Ultra HDTV bandwidth bottleneck
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G.fast solves Ultra HDTV bandwidth bottleneck

The Broadband Forum, a global association of broadband service providers and technology vendors, has announced support for the new ITU-T ultra broadband access standard, G.fast, as a new way to deliver bandwidth intensive consumer applications such as 4K Ultra High Definition TV (4K UHD) and cloud-based consumer applications.

BBC could lose Wimbledon TV coverage
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BBC could lose Wimbledon TV coverage

The BBC could give up its right to exclusively broadcast the Wimbledon championship and instead share coverage of the event with BT

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Over three billion people are online, reveals ITU report

Over three billion people are now online and information and communication technology (ICT) growth remains buoyant in just about every country worldwide, according to ITU’s annual Measuring the Information Society Report.

Demand for local content to fuel MENA media growth
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Demand for local content to fuel MENA media growth

Untapped demand for local, Arabic content will spur rapid regional media growth over the next five years, according to a new study unveiled at the Abu Dhabi Media Summit.

Téléfrance gets UK debut
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Téléfrance gets UK debut

Globecast’s French television package, Téléfrance, has launched in the UK. The package is now available via a range of pay-TV platforms, including Now TV box, Roku Box, iOS/Android mobile devices and Samsung Smart TV.

Global sports stars support Grabyo
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Global sports stars support Grabyo

London media tech startup Grabyo has raised $2m in funding from an array of sports stars following customer demand, ongoing momentum in social video and the growth of mobile video advertising.

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RSCC and Romantis launch new DTH platform for Africa

Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) and Germany-based satellite capacity reseller Romantis have teamed up to create a new DTH TV-platform for Africa.

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English Club TV hits the UAE and Morocco

EСTV Network Limited and SAWA Media have signed an agreement to broadcast the educational channel English Club TV on the DU network in the United Arab Emirates.

Ofcom
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Mobile data services on the rise in Africa

Mobile data connections and services are growing strongly in Africa, but the continent continues to lag behind most of the rest of the world in terms of high-speed broadband connectivity, according to new research by global analyst firm Ovum.

Never Mind the Buzzcocks goes XL
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Never Mind the Buzzcocks goes XL

XL Video, working with production manager Sarah Chaloner and designer Dominic Tolfts, supplied video projection and plasma screen solutions for studio recordings of series 28 of the TalkBack television show, Never Mind The Buzzcocks.

Rightster to manage Lehren Networks’ Bollywood channels
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Rightster to manage Lehren Networks’ Bollywood channels

Rightster has joined forces with Indian film specialist Lehren Networks, to manage its 77-plus YouTube channels.

BBC Children in Need
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BBC Children in Need returns to Elstree and Albert Square

BBC Studios and Post Production is providing studio facilities and full post production services from Elstree for the annual BBC Children in Need Appeal show.

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VisionTV brings cultural diversity to Freeview

Vision247 will stream more than 20 free-to-air channels to connected Freeview HD set top boxes and TVs in the UK.

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Latam pay TV growth fuelled by HD channels and VoD

The Latin American pay TV services market is expected to continue its growth due to the rise in postpaid subscriptions for direct-to-home (DTH) TV. The demand for value-added services such as HD and video on demand (VoD) is further spurring market development.

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Cennarium signs connected device deal with Samsung Brazil

Following its successful launch, Cennarium, dubbed as the world’s first global performing arts streaming service, has secured a deal with Samsung to provide its OTT service to a projected 136 million of the technology giant’s connected devices in Brazil.

Hub
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Online TV viewers prefer dynamic advertising

Dynamic ads and viewer control (eg., the option to choose the product categories of ads you see) lead to greater sponsor recall, according to Hub’s new study, ‘TV Advertising in an OTT World'.

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Cost savings promised for pan-African satellite market

MEASAT Satellite Systems has announced that customers on the Africasat-1a satellite will now be able to benefit from additional cost savings given the successful test of 64APSK modulation on the satellite’s high-powered pan-African beam.

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