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Australian OTT provider Access taps Elemental technology, plans European launches

Video compression specialist Elemental has introduced its first cloud-based video processing deployment with Australia-based OTT video provider Access Digital Entertainment, which has said it plans to launch its services in UK and Ireland, the Nordic territories, France and Germany later this year.  Craig White, CEO of Access Digital Entertainment, speaking via a pre-prepared video broadcast […]

Foxtel cites ‘worldwide lack of content’ for 3D channel closure

A “worldwide lack” of content is behind the closure of Australian pay TV platform Foxtel’s dedicated 3D channel. Foxtel announced the channel would cease broadcasting and be removed from its EPG slot 201 on both onscreen and online TV guides on Tuesday 27 August, 2013. This was “due to a worldwide lack of 3D content […]

Ericsson signs deal with Prime Media Group

Ericsson has partnered with Australian broadcaster Prime Media Group, with the latter due to use Ericsson’s latest video processing platform to deliver new channels and improve efficiency. Prime Media Group is the first Asia Pacific customer to deploy Ericsson’s AVP 4000 compression platform, which is powered by the company’s first in-house programmable video processing chip, […]

Zeebox signs ABC Australia deal

Second screen TV service Zeebox has signed its third Australian broadcast partnership with ABC.  UK firm Zeebox, which is also live in the US and Australia, has previously partnered with Ten and Foxtel in Oz. ABC will use the app to add interactive elements to new ABC2 show Dirty Laundry. “This is a great example […]

BBC-Foxtel channel deal ‘upsets ABC’

Australian pay TV provider Foxtel is to launch a premium BBC content channel on its platform. The move has reportedly upset BBC Worldwide’s long-term partner in the territory, the ABC. Yesterday, Foxtel unveiled what it described as a “significant multi-platform deal” with the BBC’s commercial arm BBC WW to create an ad-free subscription channel offering […]

Rai World Premium goes global

The international arm of Italian state broadcaster Rai is in due to launch its new network Rai World Premium in Australia and is in talks to bring it to Central and South America.  Rai World, which presented the new channel at the MIPTV trade fair in Cannes this week, has already agreed signed a deal […]

Network Ten reportedly to invest in Zeebox’s Australian venture

Australian broadcaster Network Ten is to become a shareholder in the Australian offshoot of former YouView chief technology officer and iPlayer creator Anthony Rose’s Zeebox social TV venture, according to press reports. According to paidContent, Zeebox has struck a deal with Ten to make an investment in a new Zeebox Australia venture, to be led […]

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