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Bildquadrat updates OB van with Reidel

Broadcast Michelle Clancy 22-10-2017
Bildquadrat Videoproductions, a provider of live production services in Europe, has completed an expansion and upgrade of the Riedel systems on board its state-of-the-art outside broadcasting (OB) vehicle.

Alchimie inks video distribution deals

Infrastructure Michelle Clancy 22-10-2017
Digital distribution and monetisation specialist Alchimie has announced four deals with major video production houses: Inverleigh (Australia), DRG (UK), Creative Media Productions (Australia) and ZDF Enterprises (Germany).

Pay-TV penetration plateaus in Russia

Pay-TV Editor 22-10-2017
RUSSIANPAY TV 20Oct2017Even though total penetration of pay-TV services in Russia at the end of the third quarter of 2017 stood at 73% with a total of 41.88 million households, growth in the Russian pay-TV market has stalled, according to TelecomDaily agency.

Freeview NZ announces new on-demand device, platform

VOD Rebecca Hawkes 21-10-2017
New Zealand’s Freeview service is launching a new on-demand platform, to replace its existing FreeviewPlus service, combining all broadcaster content in a single, easier to use interface.

Hispasat unveils 4K awards

4K/UltraHD Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 21-10-2017
Hispasat has unveiled the six Ultra HD films that were awarded at the Hispasat 4K International Short Film Festival.

Olympusat launches Spanish-language TV marketplace

Deals Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 21-10-2017
Olympusat has released OlyHub, an online content marketplace focused on the needs of Spanish-language TV in the US.

Globo debuts Time after Time in Chile

Ratings/Measurement Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 21-10-2017
Following the audience success of Total Dreamer, Chile’s free-to-air (FTA) channel Mega has premiered Globo’s telenovela Time after Time.

Kwesé TV launches in Nigeria as pay-TV battle heats up

Broadcast Rebecca Hawkes 21-10-2017
Just weeks after digital satellite subscription TV service TSTV was introduced to the populous African country, Econet Media’s pay-TV platform Kwesé TV has launched in Nigeria.

Smart TV market thrives in Peru

OTT Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 21-10-2017
Along with increasing online video and over-the-top (OTT) consumption, the penetration of smart TVs has tripled in Peru over the last two years.

Doctor Foster gives injection to BBC iPlayer audience

VOD Editor 20-10-2017
BBCiPLayerDrFoster 20Oct2017To some ridiculous and to many utterly compelling, but Mike Bartlett’s BBC drama Doctor Foster has undoubtedly proved a hit not just on linear TV but also on the iPlayer in September 2017.

The Movie Studio inks content, revenue participation agreement with Vū-Mē

VOD Editor 20-10-2017
Film production and distribution firm The Movie Studio has negotiated a content licence and revenue participation agreement with Lotus Research for its Vū-Mē online content aggregation and application platform.

Pre-roll VR ads yield highest levels of brand recall

Ad Tech Editor 20-10-2017
A consumer study of virtual reality (VR) advertising has found that the new medium is highly memorable with 70% aided recall across all ad formats and the highest levels occurring with the pre-roll, achieving as much as 90% aided recall.

Rapid TV Everywhere - October 2017