Exec shakeup for WarnerMedia in EMEA

WarnerMedia has announced a number of key leadership changes in EMEA. Announced by Priya Dogra, president of WarnerMedia EMEA & Asia (excl. China), seasoned company executives Sylvia Rothblum, Pierre Branco, and Jamie Friend have been handed new roles in the company. Sylvia Rothblum has been appointed country manager for Germany, Austria & Switzerland. This complements […]

End users to face fine as Guardia di Finanza shuts down 600 pirate football sites

A major anti-piracy operation has been carried out by Italian authorities to seize more than 600 websites that were illegally streaming the ongoing UEFA Euro 2020 championships. The operation was conducted by the Guardia di Finanza, and coordinated by the Naples Public Prosecutor’s Office, who identified and shut down the websites routing from servers across […]

Free signs new distribution deal with TF1

French service provider Free has signed a new distribution agreement with commercial broadcaster TF1, which will see the continued distribution of all TF1’s free-to-air and thematic pay TV channels., as well as non-linear services, on the FreeTV platform. The agreement means that TF1’s on-demand services MYTF1 and TFOUMAX will be distributed by Free. Free said […]

UHD Spain launches first UHD HDR SDR simulcast on terrestrial, satellite and streaming

The non-profit association UHD Spain, which was founded in January by with 30 industry partners, has kicked off simulcast UHD HDR and SDR demonstration broadcasts via terrestrial, satellite and streaming. UHD Spain said that this first simulcast consolidates its commitment to develop a collaborative framework around new audiovisual technologies, and in particular UHD, to demonstrate […]

Ubisoft brings gTV channel to Samsung TV Plus

Videogame publishing giant Ubisoft has announced the expansion of its gTV channel to Samsung TV Plus in France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. gTV, which launched in April 2020, offers viewers a range of video game content with talk shows, documentaries and esports. The channel is free to view, and is also available on YouTube, Facebook, […]

Extreme E lands on Motorsport TV in Russia

All-electric racing series Extreme E has expanded its reach into Russia with Motorsport TV. The nascent off-road competition will see its X Prixs, race highlights, review, preview and magazine shows broadcast on linear channel Motor TV in both English and Russian. Coverage will also be viewable on digital platform, The inaugural X Prix took […]

STV Player launches VIP rewards programme to engage users

Scottish broadcaster STV’s STV Player on-demand service has launched a rewards programme, laying claim to be the first broadcaster video-on-demand (BVOD) platform to introduce a scheme of its kind in the UK. The new free service, STV Player VIP, offers a range of benefits to its members, including no pre-roll adverts so they can access content […]

Indonesian Mola to deploy Broadpeak CDN tech

Indonesian entertainment network Mola has deployed Broadpeak’s content delivery network and video streaming tech on its OTT platform. The company has deployed a comprehensive CDN solution from Broadpeak to optimise the delivery of ABR live sports streaming content, including English Premier League matches. The solution uses Broadpeak’s advanced CDN, BkM100 video delivery manager, and BkS400 […]

Piracy still high in Nordics

New figures have shown that piracy still continues to be a major problem facing content rights holders in the Nordics. According to new figures from Mediavision, even though the supply of legal online video services has increased, piracy is still high. The report states that 14% of all people aged 15-74 in the region have […]

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