M&E Europe Headlines


43% of UK Shoppers Preferred Local Retailers During Lockdown (UKTN)

Just a third (32%) of British consumers ordered from an international online store since the Covid-19 outbreak – an estimated 13% drop from the 45% who said they bought internati... More

12 Million New Online Service Users in CEE: Can Businesses, Governments Satisfy Their Digital Appetite? (Emerging Europe)

The number of people in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) who have accessed at least one online service has risen by 15 per cent points since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, acc... More

New Research Project Sets Out to Map Scotland’s Games Industry (GamesIndustry)

The project will map every company involved in designing, publishing, distributing, teaching or otherwise supporting the games industry in Scotland, as well as gain an insight into... More

Record iPlayer Performance but BBC Warns of More Cost Reduction (Rapid TV News)

In a twelve-month period that ended at the height of the Covid-19 outbreak, the BBC is claiming in its annual report to have had a strong year for content but accepts that it must ... More

Red Bee Media Renews Metadata Relationship With Dotscreen

Red Bee renewed its relationship with multinational video applications developer Dotscreen. Red Bee will continue to deliver TV, movie metadata for Dotscreen’s multiscreen applic... More

How IP Departments Can Optimise Experts, Technology, Workflows to Decrease Translation Costs (A TransPerfect World)

With the effects of COVID-19 weakening revenue generation and economic growth, businesses face the challenge of developing cost-cutting programs in order to survive now and in the ... More

Convergent Risks Expands Security Assessment Resource in APAC

Convergent Risks announced that it has expanded capacity in the APAC region with additional full-time security assessment resource for the region in response to increased demand fr... More

BBC Must ‘Keep Reforming With Urgency,’ New Boss Says (THR)

Director general Tim Davie says he wants "a modern, highly efficient BBC that truly reflects Britain" as the public broadcaster in its annual report touts progress on diversity and... More

IBM Publishes its Quantum Roadmap (TechCrunch)

IBM today, for the first time, published its road map for the future of its quantum computing hardware. There is a lot to digest here, but the most important news in the short term... More

Disney+ Continues European Rollout (DTE)

The streamer – which houses content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and others – will become available in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Icelan... More

Britbox Now Available on Next-Gen Freesat Boxes (SeenIt)

Britbox, which offers a growing selection of dramas, comedies, documentaries and films from the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5, is now available on Freesat’s next-generation s... More

CEE to Gain 16M SVOD Subscribers (BTN)

Central and Eastern Europe will have 26.42 million paying SVOD subscriptions by 2025, or more than double the 10.26 million recorded at the end of last year.... More

The Amsterdam Tech Sector is Now Worth €73bn (Sifted)

Technology companies in Amsterdam are now worth a combined €73bn, a seven-fold increase on five years ago, in a sign of how the city’s tech ecosystem has taken off in recent ye... More

Valencia Mayor: We are Ready to Become Testing Ground for Innovation in Europe (Euractiv)

Valencia is one of the dozen finalists in the race to become the 2020 European Capital of Innovation. Its mayor, Joan Ribó, defended their mission-oriented proposal to overcome th... More

Dubbing a Feature Film in Lockdown (ZOO Digital Blog)

Magnolia Pictures worked with ZOO Digital to bring together an entirely remote cast of voice actors and shift the recording studio online. Using cloud-based technology, ZOO produce... More

It’s the Biggest Job in Tech: So Why Can’t They Find Anyone to Do it? (ZDNet)

An exciting new vacancy has opened up that will likely tempt some IT leaders into freshening up their CV: the UK is recruiting a Government Chief Digital Officer (GCDO), who will b... More

Red Hat, IBM Announce a Hybrid-Cloud Software Marketplace (ZDNet)

Want ready-to-run programs using OpenShift Kubernetes? Red Hat and IBM have a selection of programs ready for you in the new Red Hat Marketplace.... More

Amazon Confirms Rugby International Rights Deal (TVB Europe)

Amazon has confirmed it has won the rights to rugby’s Autumn Nations Cup. It’s the first time Amazon Prime has picked up rights to rugby.... More

Europe Needs an Angel Investing Revolution (Sifted)

It's time for some new angel investors to join the party — but where should we be looking for them?... More

AppTek Named One of the Fastest Growing Companies in the Greater Washington Area

AppTek announced its selection as one of the Washington Business Journal’s 75 Fastest Growing Companies in Greater Washington for 2020. (more…)... More