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Sky board advises shareholders to accept Comcast offer ‘immediately'’

Major Businesses Joseph O'Halloran 24-09-2018
Hours after Comcast emerged the victor in its bid auction with 21st Century Fox (21CF) to acquire Sky, the European pay-TV firm’s board has gone all-in with the US cable giant and instructed its shareholders to act accordingly.
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Brits spend 12 hours a week watching on-demand TV

VOD Editor 24-09-2018
Much to the horror of the country’s health bodies if not content providers, new research commissioned by ukactive has found that the average UK adult spends eight times as long watching on-demand television as they do exercising.
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Al Jazeera taps Make.TV for cloud newsroom

Infrastructure Michelle Clancy 24-09-2018
The Al Jazeera Media Network has adopted the Live Video Cloud from Make.TV to build a newsroom in the cloud for its United Nations bureau.

Gibtelecom intros Netgem OTT multiscreen service

OTT Editor 24-09-2018
Telco TV technology and services provider Netgem has revealed that Gibtelecom, the largest telco in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar, has tapped the company for the launch of its Sofi multiscreen digital entertainment service.

OCC expands line-up of broadcast cables

Cable Michelle Clancy 24-09-2018
Long-time fibre optic technology developer The Optical Cable Corporation (OCC) has introduced a line of SMPTE broadcast cables and enclosures for both permanent installations or challenging deployable applications.

New Zealand post-production outfit turns to Blackmagic

Infrastructure Michelle Clancy 24-09-2018
New Zealand’s Department of Post is using Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve 15 as part of its work for film, commercial and television productions which include high dynamic range (HDR) content.

Netflix preps production of Sacred Games S2

Programming Rebecca Hawkes 23-09-2018
Netflix has confirmed a second season of its debut Indian production Sacred Games, with Saif Ali Khan returning as policeman Sartaj Singh battling the Mumbai criminal underworld.
Sacred Games Netflix 12 July 2 2018

China moves to ban foreign shows on primetime TV

Broadcast Rebecca Hawkes 23-09-2018
Chinese authorities are pressing to ban the broadcast of foreign TV shows during primetime and restrict international content during the rest of the day.

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