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ITV backs three Studio 55 ventures for millennial content

Media Investment Faye Sutton 27-07-2021

The UK's largest comerical broadcaster ITV has revealed the three  media and entertainment businesses from the Studio 55 programme - Live Tech Games, Metavision and Woo - in which it will be providing financial backing.

Tiered ad options broaden streaming appeal in crowded market

Media Analysis Joseph O'Halloran 27-07-2021
As the cost of stacking multiple streaming subscriptions rises, free-ad-supported TV (FAST) platforms are gaining users and, says a study from Hub Entertainment Research, tiered services are generating greater share of preference than subscriptions with one advertising option only.
Hub tiered res 27 Jul 2021

SPI’s Dizi lands on MEO in Portugal

Deals Faye Sutton 27-07-2021

SPI/FilmBox has signed a distribution agreement with Portugal’s leading pay-TV service MEO to bring SPI’s premium drama brand Dizi to the latter.

Neva SGR invests in V-Nova for video compression

Media Investment Faye Sutton 27-07-2021

Tech-focused venture capital firm Neva SGR is supporting the development of London-based video and image data compression firm V-Nova.

Olympics opening spurs streaming surge

Media Analysis Joseph O'Halloran 27-07-2021
As an Olympics like no other got underway in Tokyo, sports fans too to online video and social platforms to watch the action in equally unprecedented volumes according to research from Conviva.
Conviva olympics 27 Jul 2021

Juniper: UK operators must focus on increasing 5G roaming support

Mobile Editor 26-07-2021
In order that they are able to accommodate the future rise in user demand for data over next-generation networks as the international travel industry recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic, operators must now begin to focus on increasing 5G roaming says a study note from Juniper Research.
disney plus 16Nov2020

Mobile video boost as Qualcomm unveils mmWave 5G first

Mobile Joseph O'Halloran 26-07-2021
After beginning the year with technology from the range that it said would help drive further proliferation of 5G in particular through enhancements to mobile video experiences, Qualcomm Technologies is claiming a benchmark with its Snapdragon family with the X65 Modem-RF System.
Qualcomm 5G Snapdragon26 JUly 2021

Virgin Media O2 selects Ericsson Standalone core tech for 5G net

Mobile Editor 26-07-2021
As the newly merged UK operator aims to complete the deployment of 5G Standalone technology, Virgin Media O2 has employed Ericsson to supply cloud native, container-based dual-mode 5G Core technology.
VirginMediaO2 2June2021
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