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Bundesliga taps AWS for new features as season restarts

Germany’s Bundesliga has tapped Amazon Web Services (AWS) to provide real-time game analysis and match facts for the resumption of matches following the coronavirus lockdown in the country. AWS will provide its services for the highlight match at 18:30 CET featuring Borussia Dortmund vs. Bayern Muenchen on broadcast television in over 200 countries. AWS will deliver two […]

Analysts heap praise on Eutelsat as broadcast revenues hold up

Amid problems elsewhere in the satellite sector, analysts have given a strong vote of confidence in satellite operator Eutelsat after it posted solid fiscal Q3 results that showed modest quarter-to-quarter growth in the challenged broadcast segment and a stable year-on-year performance in broadcast. Analysts at Berenberg said that “Eutelsat’s Q3 revenue release once again highlighted to us that the company’s cash flows are […]

Nordija taps Yospace for Telenor Sweden media project

Ad tech outfit Yospace and middleware provider Nordija have completed an integration that will Nordija bring Yospace´s server-side dynamic ad insertion technology to its customers. Pre-integration with Yospace will enable Nordija´s customers to deliver ads across multiple devices and platforms, according to the pair. The pair are working together to deliver a project for Telenor […]

EBU promotes media execs

Public broadcaster organisation the EBU has made two senior internal promotions within the management team of its media department. Matthew Trustram, a senior EBU project manager with more than 10 years’ experience at the organization, has been appointed as the EBU’s head of television, with immediate effect. He replaces Jeroen Depraetere, who left in December […]

NBA in talks with Disney over using ESPN facility for games

The US National Basketball Association (NBA) has confirmed that it is talks with Disney that could see the NBA season, which has been frozen by the coronavirus lockdown, resume exclusively at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Florida. “The NBA, in conjunction with the National Basketball Players Association, is engaged in exploratory conversations […]

Premiere Digital completes testing for new EIDR stack

Media services and distribution specialist Premiere Digital has completed reliability testing for metadata technology EIDR 2.5, the latest stack improvement for the Entertainment Identifier Registry, across its current installed base. The company migrated the existing code base for the registry to a new server environment, built, integrated and is now maintaining the new de-duplication system […]

Premier League clubs facing bill of £36 million per week in broadcast refunds

The bill facing Premier League clubs upon the season’s planned resumption has been laid bare by a new report. According to The Daily Telegraph, clubs in the league will have to pay broadcast partners an additional £36 million for every week the 2019/20 season extends beyond July 16. This is on top of a £330 […]

ITV Sport to broadcast Championship League Snooker as live sport returns to FTA in UK

Live sport will make a return to free-to-air television in the UK from June 1 with ITV 4’s coverage of Championship League Snooker.  The broadcaster announced that it will be the first to show live sport on free-to-air TV since the coronavirus pandemic brought the sports world to a halt in mid-March. The competition will […]

Millions watch The Last Dance outside US as Jordan doc goes viral

Netflix has revealed that The Last Dance, the docuseries co-produced with Disney’s ESPN, has been watched by almost 25 million non-US viewers. The streamer, which normally is coy with its viewing figures, said that the ten-episode documentary about Michael Jordan’s career with the Chicago Bulls, has been watched by 23.8 million users outside of the […]

DAZN to continue broadcasting Bundesliga for rest of season with new DFL deal

DAZN has signed a distribution deal with the German Bundesliga to broadcast nine games from the newly restarted 2019-20 season. The streamer announced on Thursday an extension of its partnership with the German Football League (DFL) to broadcast multiple live matches in Germany and Switzerland until the end of the season. DAZN had signed a […]