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    Spartacus & Magic City coming to

    ‘Netflix of Nollywood’ today announces that it has licensed two of the top award-winning Hollywood dramatic TV series from Starz, Spartacus and Magic City. The acquisitions come as part of the leading African Internet TV platform’s move into international content distribution, as part of its English Speaking Africa package, launched earlier this month. Jason...
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    Sky, Adsmart: “This is a significant strategic play for Sky”

    Jamie West,
    There’s plenty of buzz about Sky’s Adsmart (through which different adverts can be shown to different households watching the same programme on live linear TV). In order to gauge exactly how significant Adsmart could prove for Sky, advertisers and consumers alike, IP&TV News secured this exclusive interview with director Jamie West. Hiya Jamie. First of...
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    CSR & Lenovo deliver fully featured Bluetooth smart remotes

    CSR has partnered with Lenovo to make its new S9 and S52 Smart TVs, the first TVs with fully featured Bluetooth Smart remote controls. The remotes, which are currently available in China, use low power and also have increased responsiveness, and make controlling TV content a much more user-friendly experience. Advancing the forms of control...

Analysis & Opinion

  • Have your say about the future of TV and video technology

    Rob Gallagher 
Director Research & Analysis Media & Entertainment,

    Guest post by Rob Gallagher, Ovum The potential for TV and video innovation has never been so great – or so uncertain. This year has already seen the first 4K trials, an explosion in OTT video services, and the continued shift towards cloud-based architectures, but what does the future hold? Which technologies will service providers prioritize…

  • “This is ours to lose”: Vimeo & the search to reinvent video

    Andrew Piile 

    “No one has really nailed mobile video creation in a way that makes a ton of sense,” says Vimeo CTO (and self-described ‘last man standing’) Andrew Pile, ahead of his keynote appearance at the Broadband World Forum in October. “There is no – and this is kind of a bold comparison – video-equivalent comparison to…

  • Special report: ABN & the future of African broadcasting

    George Twumasi, 
Deputy Chairman and CEO, ABN

    In this special guest post, George Twumasi, the visionary force behind ABN (African Broadcasting Network), looks at the wider significance of African broadcasting, & the role next-gen broadcasting technology can play in the continent’s future.  In the past, Africa’s television broadcasters and media practitioners have had very little influence, if any, in shaping Africa’s image either…

TV’s future and the road to 2020

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