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  • Norwegians join 5GMediaHUB Consortium
    by Julian Clover on 13 April 2021 at 11:44

    Telenor and the streaming company Norigin Media have been selected as part of the 5GMediaHUB Consortium. The two Norwegian companies have been selected by the European Commission-funded project that is coordinated by the Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (Spain). “We see great […]

  • FreeCast signs 3SS to develop UI for streaming service
    by Julian Clover on 13 April 2021 at 11:28

    US streamer FreeCast has selected the 3SS 3READY Product Framework as it looks to improve the user experience of its OTT multiscreen service. The deployment represents the further expansion of the 3SS footprint in the Americas. Acting as a virtual operator, FreeCast brings together multiple […]

  • Google to pull Play Movies & TV app from key Smart TV platforms
    by Julian Clover on 13 April 2021 at 11:13

    Google has confirmed plans to remove its Play Movies & TV app on a number of key platforms. As of June 15, 2021 the pay-TV service will be withdrawn from Roku as well as smart TV platforms from LG, Samsung, and Vizio. Instead Google is pointing users towards YouTube and YouTube TV to make […]

  • Northrop Grumman extension vehicle prolongs life of Intelsat 10-02
    by Julian Clover on 13 April 2021 at 10:50

    Northrop Grumman and subsidiary SpaceLogistics have successfully completed the docking of the Mission Extension Vehicle-2 (MEV-2) to Intelsat 10-02 (1 degree West) to deliver life-extension services to the 16 year-old satellite. It’s the second time that Northrop Grumman has carried out such a […]

  • Dutch DTH platform Joyne declared bankrupt
    by Julian Clover on 13 April 2021 at 10:30

    The future of Dutch satellite service Joyne is uncertain after the company was declared bankrupt by the Noord-Nederland court. Joyne launched its DTH service from Eutelsat 9B (9 degrees East) in September 2017; adding a Flemish package a year later. It’s not clear who brought the action, though […]

  • Belarus bans Euronews
    by Chris Dziadul on 13 April 2021 at 09:24

    The Ministry of Information in Belarus has excluded Euronews from the country. In a statement, it says that the validity of the previous distribution permit for the channel has expired. It adds that at the same time the Russian channel Pobeda (‘Victory’) will start broadcasting in Belarus. The […]

  • Nordija White Paper Competition: Should we be afraid of giving away our data?
    by Broadband TV News Correspondent on 13 April 2021 at 09:00

    Machine learning and AI are some of the big buzz words these days. With these has come a need for getting as much data as possible, since the more data, the better use for it.

  • Orange Polska enters fibre JV
    by Chris Dziadul on 13 April 2021 at 08:14

    The Polish incumbent Orange Polska and APG, acting on behalf of its Dutch pension fund clients, have signed an agreement to create a 50/50 joint venture. Known as Swiatlowod Inwestycje (Optical Fibre Investments), it will operate a fibre network reaching around 2.4 million households in Poland by […]

  • Netflix orders Russian content
    by Chris Dziadul on 13 April 2021 at 07:33

    Netflix has begun to order content from Russian producers for the first time. Kommersant reports that the first contract has been signed with the studio 1-2-3 Production, which is part of Gazprom-Media, for a modern version of Anna Karenina. It adds that Netflix is currently discussing 4-5 projects […]

  • Swisscom adds Fix & Foxi TV to blue TV
    by Jörn Krieger on 13 April 2021 at 07:00

    German children’s and family channel Fix & Foxi TV is now available on the TV platform blue TV operated by Swiss telco Swisscom. The channel is offered in pay-TV package Top Deutsch+. “We are very proud that Fix & Foxi TV is now part of the high-quality selection of children’s […]