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Liberty Global’s CEO of Eastern Europe steps down

Liberty Global has announced that the CEO of its Eastern European Group, Eric Tveter, is stepping down after ten years at the company. Liberty Global...
Bhavesh Upadhyaya

Deltatre appoints former Verizon Digital Media Services executive

Sports-media technology company, Deltatre, has appointed former Verizon Digital Media Services executive Bhavesh Upadhyaya as its Vice-President of Online Operations in the Americas. Upadhyaya will...

Marquee.TV to launch via Comcast X1 later this year

Marquee.TV, an on-demand service focused on the arts, is due to launch on Comcast’s X1 set-top boxes in the US later this year, CEO and Co-Founder Simon Walker confirmed at Videoscape Europe this week.

Vimeo adds support for AV1 codec

Vimeo has added support for the AV1 codec. AV1 was developed by the Alliance for Open Media, which Vimeo joined last year, and enables HD and UHD content be streamed to audiences at a reduced bitrate.

Quibi offers details about its forthcoming video service

Quibi, the forthcoming shortform video service from former DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, will launch with two pricing tiers on April 6, 2020, according to reports this week.

UK mobile operator Three to launch 5G in August

Three UK is due to launch a 5G home broadband service in London this August, before rolling out 5G mobile and home broadband offerings in 25 towns and cities before the end of the year. The move is part of its £2 billion 5G infrastructure investment commitment.

BBC to scrap universal free TV licences for over-75s

The BBC is set to scrap universal free TV licences for people aged over 75, claiming that shouldering the costs would have resulted in “unprecedented closures of services”. The costs of providing the subsidy were due to be passed from the government to the BBC by 2020.

D2C, SVOD, AVOD and vPayTV strategy event opens its doors next week

Themes at Videoscape Europe include profitable growth (rather than just growth), hybrid monetisation, consumer engagement and becoming local content champions. Speakers include Channel 4, DAZN, RTL, ITV, Crunchyroll, Horse & Country TV, BBC Global News, Slovak Telekom and T-Mobile Czech Republic, Vodafone Group, all3media International, A+E Networks, Marquee.TV, Hopster, Tele2, and Roku.

Automated video quality testing that ‘sees’ like a human: how European operators could benefit

Ontario-based SSIMWAVE uses algorithms that mimic the average human or even a studio ‘golden eyes’ executive, perceiving video quality in the way they do. The company was at ANGA COM this week to demonstrate its technology, which can be used to test encoders, work out the best vendor mix in a workflow configuration, or monitor the content delivery chain end-to-end. SSIMWAVE reckons it offers the best judgement on QoE and can help cut operational costs.

Metrological ensures streaming content is surfaced across the UI, and not only via the...

Metrological provides an app store for Pay TV operators who want to onboard streaming services to their set-top box. Its recent deployment at Vodafone Germany is a landmark, as the vendor has provided APIs to ensure the content within the apps can be surfaced through search and recommendation, and accessed via direct links – and not only found by going into the app tiles themselves.

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