BT unveils multicast-for-live-streaming technology MAUD

BT Group has unveiled what it describes as a pioneering technology to deliver live content over the internet – Multicast-Assisted Unicast Delivery (MAUD). BT says that broadcasters including the BBC, will be involved in evaluating and potentially trialling the technology to support a range of live content. Unlike unicast streamiong, MAUD technology uses multicast to […]

MultiChoice returns to Malawi following court ruling

South Africa-based pay TV operator MultiChoice has resumed service in Malawi, following a long battle over pricing with the local regulator. MultiChoice Africa Holdings (MAH) said it had decided to resume service following a new court ruling by the Malawi High Court in Lilongwe at the start of December. The operator is reactivating all payment […]

NEM Zagreb: CEE set to gain as streamer budget squeeze leads to co-pro growth

Tightening budgets are set to create surging demand for co-productions across Europe, with windowing and opportunities in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) opening up, according to executives gathered in Croatia for the NEM Zagreb conference. As streamers and broadcasters look for finance models that push their spending further, execs here at NEM Zagreb pointed to […]

ITV creates new Insights Group under Neil Mortensen

UK broadcaster ITV has created a new ITV Insights Group, bringing together specialists in market, media research, analytics and data science to generate audience-centric insights for all the teams across ITV.  The group will be led by Neil Mortensen, who was previously director of audiences and becomes director of the ITV Insights Group. Mortensen has […]

Sky combines broadband and mobile into connectivity unit

Pay TV operator Sky has appointed Amber Pine to the new role of managing director of connectivity, expanding her previous role heading up Sky Broadband to include Sky Mobile, under a combined team for the first time. Pine will be responsible for leading the Sky business’s connectivity strategy as a broadband and mobile provider.. She […]

Disney rolls out beta Hulu on Disney+

Disney has rolled out its planned beta version of Hulu on Disney+, its move to create a bundle for US subscribers, before officially launching in the spring. When bundle subscribers open their Disney+ app, they will now see a Hulu tile appear alongside the Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic tiles. Clicking on […]

Twitch pulls out of Korea

E-sports streamer Twitch has pulled out of Korea because of the cost of operating in the country. Twitch will shut down its Korean feed on February 27, 2024. Twitch CEO Dan Clancy blamed high network fees, which he said were 10 times as expensive as in most other countries, for the decision. Clancy said that […]

DISH and EchoStar secure FCC approvals for merger

FCC divisions the Office of Engineering and Technology, the Space Bureau, and the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau have approved the merger of US pay TV operator DISH Network and satellite communications outfit EchoStar, a move seen as crucial to keeping DISH in business over the coming year. Both DISH and EchoStar are controlled by Charlie Ergen, […]

Vivacom and Eutelsat launch OneWeb ground station

United Group-owned Bulgarian telco Vivacom has teamed up with satellite operator Eutelsat Group to launch a joint ground station in Bulgaria. The pair said that the facility, only the fourth of its kind in Europe and one of only 35 operating in the world, will enable expanded communications services for Eutelsat Group’s low Earth orbit […]

BBC set for more cuts after lower-than-expected licence fee rise

The BBC has confirmed it will have to make further budget cuts following the UK government’s decision to increase the licence fee that funds it by less than had been expected. Culture secretary Lucy Frazer announced that the licence fee would be increased to £169.50, a rise of £10.50 and about £20 less than the […]

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