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Australia's key funding body for the country's TV production industry will invest AUD 30mn (US$ 31mn) over the next three years in interactive and multi-platform TV shows and games, as it seeks to foster local talent and combat job migration.
UK firm Shazam, a provider of media discovery technology, is opening a new office in Sydney to target TV-related opportunities in Australia, New Zealand and the wider Asia Pacific region.
South Korea's Samsung Electronics has formed a multi-year partnership to integrate Yahoo's Broadcast Interactivity platform into its 2012 range of Smart TVs, bringing real-time, enhanced entertainment and advertising services to homes across the US.
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According to the results of Informa Telecoms & Media’s annual industry survey, innovation is a key priority for global telecoms and media players in 2013. Over 500 senior executives from across both these sectors were asked how their businesses and markets would perform in 2013 and the role innovation would play in driving future revenue growth.
Broadcasters and TV operators take note: consumers are tired of clunky user interfaces, weary of digital rights issues, and willing to run into the arms of a big technology company like Apple or Google if these problems are not resolved, and fast.
This year’s IBC event lacked a big, overarching theme, or new “wow” topic to get journalists, analysts and market-watchers foaming at the mouth. And that’s no bad thing. It’s the sign of a maturing industry, and as a result, the show retained a healthy focus on improving existing products and trying to get the big things – multiscreen, OTT, hybrid – right. Nevertheless, there was plenty on show that highlighted that the market remains miles away from anything resembling certainty.
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