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    Siemens at IBC 2014: “It’s a very cool user experience”

    Stefan Jenzowsky, 
Head of Business Unit Media, 
Siemens Convergence Creators
    Yesterday at IBC, Emma Hosgood caught up with Stefan Jenzowsky (Head of Business Unit Media, Siemens Convergence Creators), to hear more about the freshly launched OTT SWIPE UX as a Service – and see it in action… Emma Hosgood: Can you tell our readers a little bit about your new product? Stefan Jenzowsky: It’s called OTT SWIPE...
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    Sky-D extends HBO partnership to 2020

    Sky Deutschland and HBO have extended their existing exclusive contract ahead of time. As a result, Sky has ensured that it will continue to exhibit HBO’s top quality programming to the end of the decade. All premium new productions will continue to premiere exclusively on Sky in Germany and Austria. The new contract comprises not...
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    EC approves acquisition of Sky-D & Sky Italia by BSkyB

    The European Commission has authorised under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Sky Deutschland AG and Sky Italia S.r.l. by BSkyB. All three companies are media companies, active primarily in the pay-TV sector. Sky Deutschland and Sky Italia are currently owned by 21st Century Fox of the US. The Commission concluded that the transaction...

Analysis & Opinion

  • BuzzFeed: building video for the social web

    Will Hayward, 
Vice President, 

    “The wonderful thing about social is that you can’t trick it,” explains Will Hayward, European VP for viral specialist extraordinaire (and increasingly significant player in online video) BuzzFeed. “When we lived in the era of search, you could trick it. But the era of social is driven by sharing. That means you need to think about…

  • ‘Life in the fast lane’ How net neutrality became glamorous

    Since its first Tonight Show screening earlier this summer, well over 5 million people have viewed John Oliver’s net neutrality monologue on YouTube. It’s certainly a bravura performance, but what else is behind peering’s unlikely ascent to the status of cause célèbre? Are public fears well-founded? Or might things be less black and white (and accordingly less glamorous),…

  • 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…

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