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IBC 2014 Party and Event List

Broadcast Projects

The International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) is taking place from 11th to 16th September 2014. It´s time for our IBC 2014 party and event list, and just in time too. Let´s get to it! First off is the important stuff! Broadcast Projects celebrates its 10th Anniversary this year at its original launch venue, IBC. If you are [...]

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Broadcast Projects Celebrates 10 years at IBC

Broadcast Projects Celebrates 10 years at IBC

Broadcast Projects will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this year at IBC. Originally founded by Janet Greco and David Short, Broadcast Projects was first launched in September 2004 at the show. Our team will again be present this year when the International Broadcasting Convention gets underway at the RAI Exhibition Center in Amsterdam. This year´s [...]

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Getting up to Speed on Media Convergence Regulation

Getting up to Speed on Media Convergence Regulation

As Europe’s lawmakers begin getting to grips with the legal challenges of ´media convergence´ ahead of a review of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) slated for 2015, two excellent publications set the backdrop for understanding the issues on the agenda. Read the article on AVMS Watch

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EU Regulators Propose New VOD Country of Destination Rules

A change from the ´country of origin´ principle to ´country of destination´ regulation is under consideration as EU regulators convene for ´media convergence´ debates in this pivotal European election year. ¨EPG Prominence¨ is another topic under scrutiny – meaning that providers of electronic programme guides would have to give a prominence position to public service [...]

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Investment theme: Net neutrality

The rules governing net neutrality in the US are poised to change. This could significantly increase earnings for some US broadband providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon whilst simultaneously reducing earnings for heavy internet bandwidth users such as Netflix, Google, Facebook and Amazon. Moreover, there could be a ripple effect around the world if [...]

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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 upon [...]

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App Regulation on the Horizon too?

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 regulatory agenda [...]

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The Regulatory Implications for Second Screen Apps

It´s not even TV anymore

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 and technology of these applications. The report [...]

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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 incremental cost) at the point of [...]

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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 telecom operator [...]

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Free report on the TV and VOD market in Russia

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 [...]

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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 children’s access to online porn [...]

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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.

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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 conducted in partnership with the [...]

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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 Parents’ views [...]

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