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3D Printing in the Spotlight

What are the hottest developments in 3D printing? And what are the interesting companies to watch? Shares in leading 3D printing stocks have collapsed by up to 40% in the last three months. 3D printing, or “additive manufacturing”, is the process of joining materials to make objects from three dimensional model data, usually layer

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App Regulation on the Horizon too?

As regulators struggle to make sense of the new app-enabled economy,  a new report has been published today that examines the attitudes, behaviours and experiences of app (application) users and the app environment. Like a similar report published this week by Ofcom on Second Screen, the report sets tone for a potential future

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The Regulatory Implications for Second Screen Apps

There has been significant growth in the number of second screen applications available for handheld devices such as tablets and smartphones that allow viewers to interact with content viewed on television. To improve understanding of second screen applications, Ofcom commissioned a report from Technologia to explore the functionality

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Is the BBC reviewing its commitment to YouView?

A BBC Trust report, prepared by the consultancy Mediatique, has recommended “careful review” of the BBC’s investment in content distribution, including distribution on the YouView platform “in light of BBC-wide platform and distribution strategy and in particular its duty to promote the availability of services free (or at no

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Technology Investment Themes from Mobile World Congress 2014

CM Research highlights how investors should play some of the technology investment themes that came up at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona this week. TMT sector strategist Cyrus Mewawalla points you to recent research by his firm in the area. Software defined networks: AT&T announced it will become the first major

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Free report on the TV and VOD market in Russia

The TV Market and Video on Demand in the Russian Federation is a new free report from the European Audiovisual Observatory, part of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. Edited by KVG Research, a Moscow-based consultancy company, the main objective has been to analyse the origin of the content broadcast by the main Russian TV channels.

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ATVOD seeks DCMS support for blocking payments

The UK payments industry has concluded that statutory underpinning will be required to prevent them from processing payments to non-UK online services that permit children to access hardcore pornography, according to the latest information from ATVOD, the co-regulator for video on demand (VOD) services in the UK. The issue of

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Video on Demand in Sub-Saharan Africa

Last time I was in Lusaka, Zambia, I chatted to a taxi driver. I asked him what he did when he wasn’t driving. “I make music”, he told me. As a sometime musician myself, I asked him what he did. “I download from Internet and then I burn CDs and even sometimes DVDs,” he replied. Pirated CDs and DVDs, readily available from

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Newspapers Speak Out on New ATVOD Scope Guidance

ATVOD, the co-regulator for video-on-demand services in the UK, has published new guidance related to the ¨scope¨ of on-demand video services that are covered by the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) regulatory framework as implemented in the UK. The new guidance follows a public consultation which closed in December 2013

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New Report on Internet Safety for Children and Parents

Ofcom has published a new report for the UK Government that benchmarks the take-up, awareness and confidence of parents in relation to the use of online parental controls. The report on internet safety measures draws on pre-published research contained in the 2013 Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes report and the 2012

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Content Regulation

AVMS Watch offers a free news service and forum for independent discussion around media convergence topics in Europe.

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User Interface Monitoring

PeriScope provides complete monitoring and benchmarking services covering User Interface design (UI), User Experience (UX), Video-on-Demand (VOD), EPG and Pay TV platforms on a global basis. Read more

Connected TV

Broadcast Projects consultants have produced a wide ranging foundation study on EU policy and regulation affecting Connected TV.

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Interaction Design / Graphics

Our design services include UI/UX design, website development, graphic design, info graphics and image services.

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  • Digital Strategy and Implementation Projects

    Meet our core consulting team and visit the profiles of Robert Briel, Janet Greco, Phil Haggar, John Holland, Barry McGovern, Lluc Pallejà, David Short and Nigel Smith here. For any queries, feel free to contact us and you'll receive a prompt reply.

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