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Sunday September 15, 2019

SES Microsoft deal “a game changer”

SES regards its agreement with Microsoft to develop a broadcast-grade managed cloud service offering on Microsoft Azure as game changing, according to Ferdinand Kayser, CEO, SES Video. [Read More]

Android TV: a view from the top

The only data Android TV collects from users is Google ads, according to Shalini Govil-Pai, senior director, Android TV. [Read More]

M7 Group and Panasonic team up for smart TV services via HbbTV OpApp

M7 Group has reached an agreement with TV manufacturer Panasonic to integrate M7’s innovative hybrid smart TV app into the latest generation of Panasonic-produced smart TVs. [Read More]

Flix Snip debuts in Asia with a Singapore launch on Toggle

Short-form content app and VOD service, Flix Snip has announced a partnership with Mediacorp to host content on its digital entertainment platform, Toggle. [Read More]

YouTube “not worried by competition”

YouTube is not worried by competition as it helps raise its game, according to Cécile Frot-Coutaz, head of YouTube, EMEA. [Read More]

3SS shows next-gen Android TV solutions at IBC 2019

German multiscreen software solutions provider 3 Screen Solutions (3SS) is focusing on its 3Ready product framework for Android TV at IBC 2019 which is being featured in Android TV showcases and next-generation TV demos by many exhibitors. [Read More]

Synamedia outlines piracy threat

Piracy is a big issue for Synamedia as it aims to help customers secure revenues and protect content. [Read More]

BT Sport scores 4K HDR first

BT Sport and BT’s Media & Broadcast division have delivered the first live broadcast in 4K High Dynamic Range (4K HDR) and Dolby Atmos sound. [Read More]

IP based technologies to increase in CIS and Baltics

IP based technologies are expected to see their subscriber shares gradually increase, according to Dataxis. [Read More]

Orby TV launches new DTH platform for the US on Eutelsat 117 West A

Eutelsat Americas has been selected by Orby TV for capacity on the Eutelsat 117 West A satellite. [Read More]

Stoneroos’ OTT Now! and have integrated XroadMedia’s content discovery

Stoneroos, specialised in making interactive television accessible, and XroadMedia, a provider of content discovery and personalisation services, have integrated Ncanto, XroadMedia’s AI driven personalisation solution, into Stoneroos’ products OTT Now! and EPGdata. [Read More]

Zattoo extends 1&1 IPTV by 4K TV stick via Android TV

Zattoo presents its end-to-end white-label IPTV platform extended by Android TV live at IBC 2019 in Amsterdam and shows the new 1&1 TV stick for the first time at its booth G06 in hall 14. [Read More]

Russian OTT market takes off

Legal OTT services in Russia had combined revenues of R10.62 billion (€147.1 million) in the first half of this year. [Read More]

Discovery sells Polish TV station

TVN Discovery Polska has sold the broadcaster NTL Radomsko to Michal Winnicki Entertainment (MWE) for an undisclosed fee. [Read More]

Qvest Media to provide consulting to EU Parliament on digital transformation

German systems architect Qvest Media will provide consulting for the European Parliament in the strategic development of its broadcast and multimedia infrastructures. [Read More]

Canal+ Platforma selects ADB for new UHD box

ADB has been selected by Platforma Canal+ for its new Ultra High Definition satellite receiver. [Read More]

Crime+Investigation launches on Poland’s Play Now

A+E Networks UK has expanded the distribution of Crime+Investigation. The channel has launched on the Play Now service from Play, the largest mobile network operator in Poland, with some 4 million subscribers. [Read More]

Orange Cinema Series renews Canal+ distribution agreement

Orange Cinema Series has renewed its multi-year distribution agreement with Canal+. [Read More]

Arris releases new Smart Media Device for SFR

Arris is to bring a connected home experience to SFR subscribers in France. [Read More]

Ukraine tops CEE pay-TV growth

Pay-TV subscription revenues will almost double in Ukraine from 2019-2023, according to the findings of a new Futuresource Pay-TV Insights report. [Read More]

Editors Choice

Ukraine tops CEE pay-TV growth

Pay-TV subscription revenues will almost double in Ukraine from 2019-2023, according to the findings of a new Futuresource Pay-TV Insights report. [Read More]

Dutch viewers get first free taste of Disney+

The Direct-to-Consumer & International division of The Walt Disney Company today makes Disney+ exclusively accessible in the Netherlands via a free trial period, prior to its launch on 12 November 2019. [Read More]

Swiss competition authority could demand open access from UPC in Sunrise merger

Switzerland's competition commission Weko could approve the takeover of cable operator UPC by telecommunications company Sunrise, but only under conditions. [Read More]


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Q&A with Ye Wang, CEO of SERAPHIC
Broadband TV News speaks with Ye Wang, the CEO of SERAPHIC, about recent developments at his company and its plans for the future. [Read More]
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Chris Dziadul Reports: IBC 2019 – a CEE perspective
This year’s IBC will again feature a number of companies that are either based in Central and Eastern Europe or have a strong involvement there. [Read More]

Editors: Robert BrielJulian Clover and Chris Dziadul

German Correspondent: Jörn Krieger

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