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BBC’s weekly global audience rises to 348 million

The BBC’s weekly audience has risen to a record 348 million people worldwide, a 13 per cent increase on last year. The BBC Global Audience Measure (GAM) figures represent the combined measured reach of international content, both news and entertainment, for the year 2015/16


UTV sells TV stations to ITV

UTV Media has confirmed that it is to sell the whole of its television business to ITV for £100 million. UTV Media is the owner of the ITV franchise in Northern Ireland and loss-making channel UTV Ireland, and has been in talks with ITV since August

News Release

GatesAir announces new patent innovations

GatesAir has added another seven patent awards to its legacy of 238 previous US and Global patents, providing a foundation to improve signal quality and enhance technical efficiencies in the over-the-air broadcast architecture

News Release

Glastonbury over IP

Six OBE C-100 encoders were used at the Glastonbury Festival to transport high quality HD broadcast feeds over IP from six stages to London, marking the first on-site IP delivery at Glastonbury.


BBC iPlayer bucks summer slow-down trend

There were 276 million requests to BBC iPlayer in May, which marked an increase of two per cent month on month, bucking the trend typically seen in iPlayer at this time of year, where spring and summer brings a month-on-month slow down in requests.

Production & Post

Radio Liberty enters TV news sector with Octopus

Octopus7 software has been used by Radio Liberty for the creation of TV news programme Current Time, a new joint production with Voice of America, undertaken with public and private broadcasters and internet portals in Georgia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, and Ukraine.


bitmovin provides 40 hour live stream for KroneHit

Austrian radio broadcaster KroneHit has deployed bitmovin’s cloud-based encoding platform bitcodin, in combination with the company’s bitdash MPEG DASH players to live stream a studio video feed of KroneHit’s 40 hour marathon fundraising event to support the Child’s Dream Foundation (Stiftung Kindertraum)


BBC Millbank upgrades with Crystal Vision

Crystal Vision has been selected by UK systems integrator Dega Broadcast Systems to supply 421 interface boards for use at the BBC's parliamentary studio based at Millbank in London.


Dynamics Processing

Every week we profile one of the scores of white papers available on the NewBay Connect website, the digital resource centre for professionals within the broadcast, pro AV and pro audio markets. Today it’s the turn of Jünger Audio, whose paper Dynamics Processing features on the site.