5G heralds ‘next layer’ of digital disruption for media

The advent of 5G mobile technology will herald the biggest phase of disruption for established media businesses since the advent of digital distribution, according to a panel of experts assembled to discuss the topic at MIPCOM. 5G is the next coming layer on top of the digital disruption of the media distribution chain, according to […]

Red Arrow sale could enable ProSiebenSat.1 to ‘double down’ on German market

ProSiebenSat.1’s strategic review and potential sale of production outfit Red Arrow is an expression of the company’s focus on “doubling down on the German footprint” and building an intellectual property portfolio that reflects that, according to CEO Max Conze. “it is important to have more German production,” Conze told MIPCOM attendees. “We are actively looking […]

Conze: ‘one step at a time’ for Joyn but international launch planned

ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery, the partners behind German streaming JV Joyn, “definitely will” launch the platform outside Germany – but not yet, according to ProSiebenSat.1 CEO Max Conze. Speaking at MIPCOM, Conze said that the pair are “very focused on going one step at a time” to develop Joyn, starting with a free-to-view advertising-supported layer as […]

BBC’s distribution is going through ‘radical change’

BBC Studios CEO Tim Davie said that the company’s distribution business is going through a “radical change” during a MIPCOM keynote, where he explained the decision behind bringing the BBC’s production and distribution arm together earlier this year. Davie noted during the conference that the aim of the merger is to bring British, high-end, editorialised […]

Ruptly launches new live video platform

News agency, Ruptly, has launched a new video streaming platform designed to let anyone stream Ruptly live events, 360º video and drone footage direct to their social media channels. Ruptly Live is aimed at broadcasters, brands and vloggers, who can all use the service to stream professional live video content from around the world. “Live […]

Plepler: HBO will benefit from ‘distribution revolution’

HBO stands to benefit from changes taking place in the content distribution landscape and the value of its brand will be more relevant than ever in the future, according to Richard Plepler. HBO’s chairman and CEO made the claim while speaking on stage at MIPCOM, where he was presented with Variety magazine’s Vanguard award yesterday […]

MIPCOM: Connectivity trumps content for Liberty Global investing in both

Broadband connectivity, rather than an exclusive content play, will remain at the heart of Liberty Global’s consumer proposition, according to Bruce Mann, the cable operator’s content chief, speaking at MIPCOM this morning. Mann said that Liberty had focused on getting superior connectivity as its USP. However, incumbent telecom operators that are heavily financed had become […]

MIPCOM: Growing UHD channels chase consumer electronics-led market

The number of UHD TV channels globally is growing from a small base, but the transition to UHD is being led by sales of UHD TVs rather than content, MIPCOM attendees heard this morning. Speaking on a session on UHD TV at MIPCOM, Claudia Vaccarone, head of market research and CX at Eutelsat, said that […]

MIPCOM: Regional SVOD providers need to localise content and pricing

Regional SVOD players can prosper by focusing on localising their offerings in the different markets in which they play, MIPCOM attendees heard this morning. Localisation, including catering for local bandwidth challenges as well as local contnet tastes, was crucial to Icflix’s international rollout, according to CEO Carlos Tibi, speaking on a panel of regional SVOD […]

MIPCOM: content providers look to new advertising models and content mix

Content companies are looking to a much wider variety of ways to source and make money from content as traditional advertising-based models come under pressure, MIPCOM attendees heard this morning. Sean Cohan, president international and digital media, A+E Networks, said that his company was looking to embrace branded content and invest in new formats that […]

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