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IT Spending in the UK on the Rise to Meet the New Normal (Consultancy)

The spending of British businesses on IT has risen dramatically over the last year, as employers rush to adapt to the bulk of their staff working from home. While eight-in-ten firm... More

OTT Streaming Services in 2021: Top Trends to Look Out For (Synamedia Blog)

Despite (or maybe, in part, because of) all the disruption throughout last year, OTT streaming services had another landmark year—with more services and more content reaching mor... More

Dolby Appoints Emily Rollins to Board of Directors

Dolby announced the appointment of Emily Rollins to its Board of Directors and to the Audit Committee of the Board, effective February 24, 2021. (more…)... More

Veritone’s Innovation, Leadership Spotlighted With Media Excellence Award

Veritone was recognized as the winner of the Industry Star Award in the 13th Annual Media Excellence Awards for its leadership in technology, entertainment & media. (more…)... More

Why Gaming is Set to Become Poland’s National Brand (Emerging Europe)

Developers from emerging Europe have stormed the market, creating some of the world’s most innovative and best-selling games, creating a phenomenon that brings in not just export... More

Why Star is Disney’s Next Big Salvo in Its Streaming War With Netflix (THR)

The family-friendly Hollywood giant bets that more adult programming will help boost subscribers — at the risk of brand confusion. ... More

French Telcos to Launch 5G in Paris in the Coming Weeks (RCR)

France’s four network operators have agreed to an updated charter with the Paris’s municipal government, which will enable the launch of 5G technology in France’s capital in ... More

£18m Creative Content Hub Planned for Birmingham (Televisual)

The plan is for a 50,000 sqft. campus facility for independent TV production and creative content developers - based at The Bond in the city’s historic Creative Quarter.... More

IBM’s Hernandez Discusses Future of AIOps, Measuring ROI (IW)

More automation of IT operations may be on the way to industry and regulated sectors that have yet to embrace its possibilities.... More

Close to 70% of Swedish Watch Online Video on a Daily Basis (Señal News)

2020 turned out to be a year of new records for the streaming services in Sweden. More people than ever are paying for video streaming services, while viewing reaches new top level... More

UK 5G Rollout Delivers Marked Improvement in Network Speeds (RTN)

The UK’s 5G rollout is progressing well, with average speeds boosted nearly five times in areas where 5G is available.... More

Original Shows Give Netflix Big Edge in Streaming Wars (Next TV)

Original content is a big driver of viewing and new subscriber sign ups for streaming services. New research backs up the industry's notion that spending on original productions at... More

Launch of ‘International Hulu’ Raises Questions for Disney Distribution (Variety)

The international version of Hulu is here, and it’s prompting Disney’s global buyers to think long and hard about how much of the media giant’s licensed content they can live... More

ViacomCBS Unveils Streaming Strategy (BTN)

Due to launch in the US, Canada and 18 Latin American countries on March 4, Paramount+ will marry the best of live and on-demand programming. The streaming service will launch in t... More

Kybert: Why Dolby Atmos Music is ‘Definitely Going to Supersede Stereo’ (MR)

Dean St Studios' Jan 'Stan' Kybert, who’s worked with Paul Weller and Oasis, on why Atmos could succeed where others have failed.... More

What Does Global Gaming Industry Growth Look Like in 2021? (A TransPerfect World)

Due to their increased time at home, gamers have had the opportunity to download and purchase new games and consoles, and so much more. The gaming industry outperformed both movies... More

Netflix ‘in Talks’ to Use New Enfield Studios (TVB)

According to the Sunday Telegraph, the streaming company has been looking into taking over the whole of SEGRO Park Enfield for film studio space.... More

Featured Jobs: ZOO Digital; Testronic; Equinix

Content Protection Coordinator — London — ZOO Digital Video Game Tester (Korean /English Localisation) — Remote (UK) — Testronic UX Content Manager — Warsaw — Equinix... More

VSI Acquires Leading Brazilian Dubbing Studio, Vox Mundi

The VSI Group has announced the expansion of its Latin American operations with the majority acquisition of dubbing, subtitling and media services facility, Vox Mundi, based in Sã... More

English Cinemas Set to Reopen From May 17 in Lockdown Easing Plan (Screen Daily)

Cinemas in England can provisionally reopen from May 17 with a capacity of up to 1,000 people or 50% of the venue, as outlined in prime minister Boris Johnson’s briefing to the H... More

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