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    New research carried out on behalf of the UK content protection organisation FACT has found illegal sports streaming sites expose fans to financial fraud, dangerous scams, and explicit content. The research from Opentext Security Solutions, which investigates cyber resilience, found all 50 streaming sites analysed were found to have malicious content. More than 90% of […]

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    Broadband TV News : Radioplayer added to Sky Q in Germany and the UK
    Radioplayer, which offers public and commercial radio stations online, has been added to Sky Q in both the UK and Germany. In the UK, Radioplayer is offering stations from the commercial and community sectors, as the BBC already has its own BBC Sounds app on the platform. The app is currently found on the home […]

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    Broadband TV News : New Warner Bros. Discovery leadership team
    Jamie Cooke, who was appointed general manager Warner Bros. Discovery CEE, Baltics, Middle East, Mediterranean and Turkey (CEE MENAT) in June, has announced his leadership team. Under it: Roni Patel will be responsible for managing Content Licensing for the combined region and the Nordics. Andrei Grigorescu will be responsible for Ad-Sales for the combined region. […]

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    Broadband TV News : Telekom Srbija maintains regional lead
    Telekom Srbija was the leading telco in the countries of the former Yugoslavia for the second year in a row in 2021. Quoting a study by the Croatian publication Media Daily that looks at the 20 largest telcos in the region, b92 reports that the Serbian incumbent came top in terms of business income, income […]

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    Broadband TV News : Hungary’s 4iG strengthens management
    The Hungarian info-communications group 4iG has decided on a new management structure in response to the increased tasks and the size of the company. Effective September 1, it will see the strategic and operational management and thus the positions of president and CEO separated: Jászai Gellért will be the group’s majority shareholder and continue to […]

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    Broadband TV News : Gazprom-Media looks to Iran
    The top management of Russia’s Gazprom-Media has held a meeting with a delegation from Iran. According to the company, the delegation was received by CEO Alexander Zharov, his deputy and Rutube CEO Alexander Moiseev and Vadim Vershchagin, the CEO of Central Partnership. It included Mohommad Khazan, the deputy minister of culture and head of the […]

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    Broadband TV News : Chris Dziadul Reports: Russian OTT update
    This is turning out to be an interesting year for Russia’s OTT industry. Last month we saw Rostelecom and National Media Group (NMG) enter into an agreement of intent to merge their platforms Wink and more.TV. The move, which is aimed at strengthening the position of both parties in the Russian content production and distribution […]

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    Broadband TV News : Service List Registry introduces Pilot Programme
    Channels wanting to join the Service List Registry will be able to sign up to a pilot programme during IBC 2022 (Amsterdam, September 9-12). Based on the open DVB-I standard, the SLR database enables compatible displays, devices and applications to discover and access audiovisual services across multiple networks, including fixed and wireless internet connections and […]

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    Broadband TV News : Discovery pulls out of GB News in £60m refinancing
    Discovery has sold its share in GB News after the merger with WarnerMedia in May this year. Its holding has been acquired by existing backers Legatum Ventures Limited and Sir Paul Marshall as part of a Series B funding round that has also resulted in co-founders Andrew Cole and Mark Schneider resigning from the Board […]

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    Broadband TV News : Q&A with Jim Owens, CommScope
    Broadband TV News speaks with Jim Owens, Sr. Director, Product Management, Advertising and Video Optimisation, CommScope, about the company’s activities and plans for the future. The CommScope Advertising and Video Optimisation business focuses on two areas of IP Video, namely manifest manipulation and Multicast Adaptive Bitrate streaming (MABR). How did that come about? The CommScope […]

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    Default Broadband TV News : Brussels approves RTL/ProSiebenSat.1 joint venture

    The European Commission has approved, under EU merger regulation, the creation of a joint venture for addressable TV by German broadcast groups RTL Deutschland and ProSiebenSat.1. The Commission concluded that the proposed transaction by RTL and Seven.One Entertainment Group, part of ProSiebenSat.1, would raise no competition concerns, given the limited revenues and assets of the […]

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    Broadband TV News : Channel first for Türk Telekom
    Türk Telekom will launch Turkey’s first ever History channel on its Tivibu digital TV platform on August 30. Commenting on the upcoming launch of Tarih TV, Türk Telekom TV/OTT content and patform management director Emre Botan Kümet said: “As Turkey’s leading information and communication technologies company, Türk Telekom offers our customers an enhanced audience experience […]

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    Broadband TV News : Portugal’s Meo introduces interactive football
    Altice’s Portuguese operator Meo has announced the launch of what it calls a “new interactive football experience” on its Meo TV service. It is based on personalisation and includes such features as: The possibility of following six sports broadcasts simultaneously, on the same TV screen, with the audio of the selected broadcast. Quick access to […]

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    Broadband TV News : BT TV goes aerial-free
    New and existing BT TV Box Pro customers in the UK can now access TV shows, browse channels and apps all in one place, without the need for an aerial. BT TV Box Pro is BT’s latest set-top box, designed to allow customers to make the most of TV packages on BT TV, which offer […]

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    Broadband TV News : beIN tackles Egyptian piracy
    beIN Media Group and the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) have confirmed the successful closure of nine additional illegal piracy operations by Egyptian law enforcement. According to beIN, 16 Egyptian police officers were involved in the raids and were supported by the Egyptian Ministry of Internal Affairs. The raids resulted in the arrest of […]

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    Broadband TV News : KPN wholesale offer “effective immediately”
    The Dutch incumbent KPN has published the new and improved offer for access to its fibre networks for wholesale providers. In a statement, it says the improved offer will be effective immediately as the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) declared KPN’s commitments binding. In the coming years, the CPI-adjustment to wholesale providers will […]

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    Broadband TV News : Wind Hellas boosts United Group figures
    United Group ended the first half with 15.384 million RGUs, or 37% more than a year earlier. In Q2 alone, it gained 133,000 RGUs. In its latest results, the company notes that this positive trend was primarily driven by the acquisitions of Greece’s Wind Hellas and Croatia’s Optima Telekom, as well as organic growth of […]

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    Broadband TV News : New streaming service for Poland’s TVP
    The Polish public broadcaster TVP is planning to launch a new streaming platform to replace existing services such as TVP Go and TVP VOD. Speaking to Wirtualne Media, its president Jacek Kurski said that the platform will have very modern functionalities, revive linear TV and reach new viewers. Asked if it would be a free […]

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    Broadband TV News : Lithuanian viewers shun Russian channels
    Russian language channels rebroadcast in Lithuania lost half their audience following the invasion of Ukraine on February 24. According to the findings of a report produced by Kantar for the regulator LRTK, up until that point around half of the Lithuanian population watched such channels and since then that figure has fallen to 24%. In […]

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    Broadband TV News : Chris Dziadul Reports: Vodafone exits Hungary
    Vodafone’s decision to sell its operation in Hungary is not as surprising as it may at first appear. However, it is still a major development and could raise a question mark as to the future of its other assets across Central and Eastern Europe, particularly those in the Czech Republic and Romania. Although Vodafone has […]

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    Default Broadband TV News : Channel first for Türk Telekom

    Türk Telekom will launch Turkey’s first ever History channel on its Tivibu digital TV platform on August 30. Commenting on the upcoming launch of Tarih TV, Türk Telekom TV/OTT content and patform management director Emre Botan Kümet said: “As Turkey’s leading information and communication technologies company, Türk Telekom offers our customers an enhanced audience experience […]

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    Broadband TV News : Portugal’s Meo introduces interactive football
    Altice’s Portuguese operator Meo has announced the launch of what it calls a “new interactive football experience” on its Meo TV service. It is based on personalisation and includes such features as: The possibility of following six sports broadcasts simultaneously, on the same TV screen, with the audio of the selected broadcast. Quick access to […]

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    Broadband TV News : BT TV goes aerial-free
    New and existing BT TV Box Pro customers in the UK can now access TV shows, browse channels and apps all in one place, without the need for an aerial. BT TV Box Pro is BT’s latest set-top box, designed to allow customers to make the most of TV packages on BT TV, which offer […]

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    Broadband TV News : beIN tackles Egyptian piracy
    beIN Media Group and the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) have confirmed the successful closure of nine additional illegal piracy operations by Egyptian law enforcement. According to beIN, 16 Egyptian police officers were involved in the raids and were supported by the Egyptian Ministry of Internal Affairs. The raids resulted in the arrest of […]

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    Broadband TV News : KPN wholesale offer “effective immediately”
    The Dutch incumbent KPN has published the new and improved offer for access to its fibre networks for wholesale providers. In a statement, it says the improved offer will be effective immediately as the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) declared KPN’s commitments binding. In the coming years, the CPI-adjustment to wholesale providers will […]

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    Broadband TV News : Wind Hellas boosts United Group figures
    United Group ended the first half with 15.384 million RGUs, or 37% more than a year earlier. In Q2 alone, it gained 133,000 RGUs. In its latest results, the company notes that this positive trend was primarily driven by the acquisitions of Greece’s Wind Hellas and Croatia’s Optima Telekom, as well as organic growth of […]

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    Broadband TV News : New streaming service for Poland’s TVP
    The Polish public broadcaster TVP is planning to launch a new streaming platform to replace existing services such as TVP Go and TVP VOD. Speaking to Wirtualne Media, its president Jacek Kurski said that the platform will have very modern functionalities, revive linear TV and reach new viewers. Asked if it would be a free […]

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    Broadband TV News : Lithuanian viewers shun Russian channels
    Russian language channels rebroadcast in Lithuania lost half their audience following the invasion of Ukraine on February 24. According to the findings of a report produced by Kantar for the regulator LRTK, up until that point around half of the Lithuanian population watched such channels and since then that figure has fallen to 24%. In […]

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    Broadband TV News : Chris Dziadul Reports: Vodafone exits Hungary
    Vodafone’s decision to sell its operation in Hungary is not as surprising as it may at first appear. However, it is still a major development and could raise a question mark as to the future of its other assets across Central and Eastern Europe, particularly those in the Czech Republic and Romania. Although Vodafone has […]

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    Default Broadband TV News : Football postponed following Queen’s death

    Premier League and other football league games due to take place this weekend in the UK have been postponed as a mark of respect to Queen Elizabeth II, who died on Thursday, September 8. In a statement, Richard Masters, Premier League chief executive, said: “We and our clubs would like to pay tribute to Her […]

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    Broadband TV News : Zattoo secures Visual Online as new customer
    Zattoo is set to announce Visual Online, one of Luxembourg’s most renowned internet and Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) service providers, as its latest new customer at IBC 2022 in Amsterdam. The company will showcase its end-to-end white label IPTV platform, including Bridge, a powerful analytics and monitoring suite, plus its new Start Page, Operator Shop and In-App-Messaging […]

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    Broadband TV News : New milestone for Portuguese bundled services
    The number of subscribers to bundled services in Portugal reached 4.5 million in the first half of this year. This, according to the regulator ANACOM, was 151,000, or 3.5%, more than in the same period last year. The growth recorded was lower than in previous years (+3.9% at the end of the same period of […]

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    Broadband TV News : MediaKind and Arqiva in OTT headend play
    Arqiva and MediaKind have announced the launch of a new “headend-as-a-service”. Arqplex has been designed as a fully managed service for broadcasters and network or platform operators, including leading global, regional, and national broadcasters and regional cable and satellite network operators. It will provide secure and reliable content aggregation, encoding, multiplexing and packaging for content […]

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    Broadband TV News : Scale a driver within Warner Bros. Discovery technology teams
    A senior Warner Bros. Discovery executive has given IBC delegates an insight into the company’s thinking around technology and distribution. Chief Information Officer Dave Duvall said the merged company was working on the combination of the existing Discovery+ and HBO Max propositions, along with its sports offer where appropriate. “Scale is a big driver and […]

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    Broadband TV News : A1 Telekom Austria to work with Luxe.TV
    A1 Telekom Austria Group’s international business team and Luxe.TV are to start co-operating in the European and Asian markets. A1 Group’s broadcasting division will provide technical satellite services for the Luxe.TV channel, delivering it to cable, IPTV and DTH operators channel in Europe. In addition, A1 will act as the main technical distribution partner of […]

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    Broadband TV News : ARCOM asked to act against Eutelsat
    Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has formally asked France’s broadcasting regulator ARCOM to order Eutelsat to stop carrying the three leading Russian TV channels Rossiya 1, Perviy Kanal and NTV. It notes that as these three TV channels are broadcast by a French TV satellite operator, they come under French jurisdiction and, in particular, are subject […]

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    Broadband TV News : Slovak Telekom renews Intelsat contract
    Intelsat has signed a multi-year renewal for a managed service and network extension with Slovak Telekom. The agreement provides Slovak Telekom with a robust managed solution to deliver content from Bratislava to Intelsat’s Fuchsstadt teleport in Germany where it is distributed to millions of homes. The solution consists of space capacity on the 1West neighbourhood, […]

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    Broadband TV News : Romania makes 5G concessions
    The Romanian regulator ANCOM has made a number of concessions following a consultation on an upcoming tender for 5G licences. According to Ziarul Financiar, the most important of these are maintaining the starting price at €693 million, extending the validity of the licences from 20 to 25 years and reducing the annual fee for the […]

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    Broadband TV News : Chris Dziadul Reports: Pressure grows on Eutelsat
    The French broadcasting regulatory authority ARCOM has been asked to stop Eutelsat distributing Russia’s three leading TV channels. This follows a detailed report prepared by the Denis Diderot Committee that claims to demonstrate “the depth of Eutelsat S.A.’s collaboration with the main players in the satellite and audiovisual system of the Russian Federation”. The report […]

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    Default Broadband TV News : Slovakia’s Joj outlines news channel plans

    The Slovak broadcaster Joj Group has announced that its upcoming news channel Joj 24 will be launched “in just a few weeks”. The eighth proprietary channel in its portfolio, it will offer most news programmes but also journalism and political discussion. Joj 24 will be distributed terrestrially and free of charge by several operators including […]

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    Broadband TV News : Datagroup-Volia invests in Ukrainian infrastructure
    The Ukrainian telco Datagroup-Volia has completed the first stage of its network modernisation programme in partnership with Cisco. To date, it has spent UAH500 million (€13.47 million) on the programme. According to Andrii Val, technical director of Datagroup-Volia, “After the completion of the project, our network will become one of the largest and most flexible […]

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    Broadband TV News : Netflix to retain SVOD top spot
    Global SVOD subscriptions are forecast to increase by 475 million between 2021 and 2027, reaching a total of 1.68 billion. According to the latest report from Digital TV Research, six US-based platforms will account for 47% of the world’s total in 2027. Commenting on the findings of the report, Simon Murray, principal analyst at Digital […]

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    Broadband TV News : Albania’s Tring opts for SmartLabs
    The Albanian triple-play operator Tring has chosen SmartLabs to deploy its multiscreen solution. The solution is built on the SmartTUBE TV service management platform, SmartMEDIA content delivery system, and SmartCARE analytics engine, which helps operators understand audience behaviour and changes in viewing habits. SmartLabs’ solution will be deployed on third-party hybrid DVB-T2 + IP STBs, […]

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    Broadband TV News : New CommScope portfolio combines AndroidTV and RDK-based streamer solutions
    Commscope has unveiled a new portfolio that includes technologies from both Android TV and RDK. HomeVista is designed for operators to offer streaming services and live TV with personalization for the customer. HomeVista uses open-source software, including AndroidTV and RDK to deliver pre-integrated streaming applications from the market’s most popular streaming platforms. The announcement was […]

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    Broadband TV News : TF1-M6 merger abandoned
    Bouygues, RTL Group, Groupe TF1 and Groupe M6 have announced they are dropping plans to merge French commerical channels TF1 and M6. Earlier this month, the parties were the subject of a series of hearings by the French Competition Authority. In a statement, the four said the merger no longer had any merit. “Following the […]

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    Broadband TV News : Telefónica fined €5m over DTS commitments
    The Spanish regulator CNMC has fined Telefónica €5 million for failing to comply with some of the obligations it undertook when acquiring the pay-TV operator DTS (the former Sogecable) in order to preserve competition in the market. In a statement, CNMC say that in July 2020 it extended the commitments for three years “with the […]

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    Broadband TV News : Canal+ lands agreement to broadcast Sony and Universal films
    Canal+ has reached a new agreement with two giants of American cinema, Universal and Sony Pictures, to broadcast their movies just six months after their theatrical release. The move was announced by Canal+ chairman Maxime Saada during the group’s annual “back to school” press conference. Netflix , Prime Video and Disney+ must all wait 15 […]

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    Broadband TV News : EC adopts European Media Freedom Act
    The European Commission (EC) has adopted a European Media Freedom Act, a novel set of rules to protect media pluralism and independence in the EU. According to the EC, the proposed Regulation includes, among others, safeguards against political interference in editorial decisions and against surveillance. It puts a focus on the independence and stable funding […]

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    Broadband TV News : Sky Italia launches Sky Glass
    Sky has kicked off its launch campaign for its Sky Glass TV in Italy. A specially produced commercial featuring the Italian singer Laura Pausini will introduce the Sky Glass TV product that made its UK debut last October. The brand ambassador is being joined by “four of her friends” Benedetta Parodi, Bruno Barbieri, Stefano Accorsi […]

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