Blip aims for Europe expansion

US online video site and web series specialist Blip is looking to make a UK hire as it aims to expand its business into Europe.  Speaking to DTVE, Blip CEO Kelly Day said it was looking to hire someone in the UK to focus on “producer relationships,” tapping into new video creator talent on this […]

YouTube accounts for 24% of European web traffic

YouTube makes up 24.25% of all downstream internet traffic in Europe, with file sharing is tipped to decline due to the rise of legal OTT video services, according to a new report. The Sandvine Global Intenet Phenomena Report claims that among the European countries examined, web users had a thirst for streaming audio and video, […]

Eutelsat 3D satellite launches

Eutelsat Communications has successfully launched its Eutelsat 3D satellite, which will serve customers in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. The satellite was launched yesterday by an ILS-supplied Proton Breeze M rocket and will initially operate at the 3° East location until the deployment of the Eutelsat 3B satellite to this position […]

OTT platform Magine plans European rollout

Magine, an over-the-top service for full linear channels is planning to expand across Europe following its Swedish debut at the end of last month.  Speaking at MipTV this week, where the firm demoed the service, Magine’s head of content Michael Turner said the firm was “looking to launch across Europe in the next 18 months.” […]

Europe moves closer to digital switchover

Twenty-two of the EU’s 27 member states have now completed digital switchover, as have the non-EU states of Croatia, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland, according to European Audiovisual Observatory’s latest survey. According to the pan-European body’s Yearbook, pay DTT services are now available in 17 EU countries and 21 European countries overall. Eighty-six new DTT channels […]

European wireless falling behind, warns Kroes

European digital commissioner Neelie Kroes has warned that Europe needs to work together to stop its wireless industry from falling behind the rest of the world.  In a speech made at the Mobile World Congress yesterday, Kroes called for a “more coherent, more integrated, more efficient” European telecoms market in order to foster mobile broadband […]

BSkyB appoints Orange for advertising outside UK

BSkyB has appointed Orange Advertising Network to represent its European inventory outside of the UK and Ireland. BSkyB, whose online properties include Sky News, Sky Sports and Sky Entertainment, attracts 3.9 million unique visitors in Europe, outside the UK and Ireland, and generates 168 million page impressions a month.
 Orange Advertising Network will base its […]

LFP awards Ligue 1 European distribution rights

Media company MP & Silva has been appointed as the European distributer for Ligue 1 rights by French football league operator the LFP. The deal covers the 2012/13 and 2014/15 seasons and follows the LFP’s decision to award Al Jazeera Sports international media rights for France’s top league for six seasons until 2018. “The turnover […]

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