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EBU supports ‘opt in’ option as content portability debate rolls on

Nicola Frank

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has said it supports the idea of an ‘opt-in option’ for broadcasters to enable viewers to access free-to-view online services… Read more

Telecom Italia to launch 4K Android set-top in June

Telecom Italia Android timvision

Telecom Italia is to launch a new 4K-ready Android-based set-top box in collaboration with Google. The new TIMvision box is claimed by the operator to… Read more

Apple reportedly looked at Time Warner, linked to Netflix

Apple store NY

Tech giant Apple considered a move for its media counterpart Time Warner, according to the UK Financial Times, which added that banking sources said it would… Read more

NBC to provide 4K Olympics coverage

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NBC Olympics will provide distribution partners with 4K, Ultra HD coverage of the Rio Olympics this summer. NBC said it will deliver 4K, UHD coverage… Read more

Trace appoints US CEO

Kenyatta Slade

Youth media brand Trace has appointed a US chief officer, who will oversee the launch of the new Trace Play SVoD platform in the states.… Read more

SES raises €900m to take full control of O3b Networks

O3b Networks

Satellite operator SES has raised €908.8 million to fund its acquisition of the part of broadband satellite operator O3b Networks that it do3s not already… Read more

BT unveils social initiatives for Champions League final

BT Sport

BT has unveiled a range of initiatives to make coverage of the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid available on social media… Read more

ITV teams up with Hulu for drama production

Samantha Morton in The Last Panthers

UK broadcaster ITV and US streaming service Hulu are joining forces to make Harlots, a period drama following Samantha Morton (The Last Panthers) as a… Read more

BBC Children’s director adds BBC North duties

Alice Webb

The director of BBC Children’s, Alice Webb, is to become the director of BBC North, taking on the role in addition to her existing responsibilities… Read more

Vimeo launches in-app subscriptions after VHX deal

Casey Pugh

Vimeo has launched in-app SVOD options for partners following its recent acquisition of white-label video streaming platform VHX. The new payment feature lets viewers subscribe… Read more

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