Ericsson’s media services subsidiary Red Bee Media is delivering Master Control Room (MCR) services covering both contribution and distribution to FOX Sports in the Netherlands under a new multi-year contract.
Swisscom’s upgraded TV service is a bold play to seize control of the digital home and repel invasion from the big tech players with the help of an in-house developed voice assistant.
If broadcasters are going to successfully compete with OTT providers in delivering relevant content to viewers, they have to find new ways of quickly and efficiently accessing, formatting and delivering it to multiple platforms. A new study by Ateme, a provider of video compression solutions for the broadcast, cable, DTH, IPTV and OTT industries, finds that the answer could be in deploying “virtual channels,” which could be a 24/7 linear TV channel launched quickly or pop-up channels for short-term events or personalized programming.
UK media regulator Ofcom is calling for a review of public service broadcasting in the light of its report finding rapid growth in streaming viewing, especially among Millennials.
Media services provider Red Bee Media has continued its ongoing programme of establishing research and development facilities across Europe with the opening of a new laboratory in the Netherlands. Red Lab Hilversum follows the launch of the company’s R&D facility in London at the beginning of this year, with a third location to open in the coming months.
Red Bee Media extends live captioning services for beIN SPORTS France. The new agreement involves the captioning of live content for broadcasts of major national and international sports events as well as related studio shows, including major league and international football such as Ligue 1, La Liga and Serie A.