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As the region rids itself of the legacy of analogue cable TV, the Eastern Europe TV digital pay-TV market is growing at a fair clip, says Digital TV Research, and is projected to grow from 61.57 million subscribers in 2017 to 78.08 million by 2023.

Google has rolled out its YouTube Space programme to the Middle East with the opening of a production facility in Dubai for digital content creators across the region.

The Indian Navy is being showcased for the first time by a private broadcaster as part of a Breaking Point series on Discovery Channel.

At NAB 2018, Video Clarity will launch a series of new video quality and monitoring products.

VITEC’s MGW Ace Encoder has become the first HEVC video encoder to receive certification from the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) of the US Department of Defense (DoD).

All-reality streaming service hayu has launched on Roku online video streaming players in the UK.

Cloud delivery platform provider Akamai Technologies has revealed how its dynamic ad insertion capabilities saw use by premium video-on-demand (VOD) provider SonyLIV during the recent India-South Africa cricket series.
CreativeDrive, a global content company funded by Bertram Capital, has announced the acquisition of CGI tech startup Decora in a deal potentially worth in excess of $100 million.
Women are an increasingly influential, educated and entrepreneurial segment of the population, and have become an important demo for advertisers beyond traditional consumer goods.
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) and the Internet & Television Association (NCTA) in the US have announced a four-year extension of the award-winning Voluntary Agreement for Ongoing Improvement to the Energy Efficiency of Set-Top Boxes, initially signed in 2012.
The TV channel from Chile’s Camara de Diputados, Canal CDTV, was temporarily suspended after the signal was hacked.
Brazilian broadcaster Globo has secured a second Latin American deal for its latest soap opera Edge of Desire, which will now premiere in Uruguay.
Ahead of the first World Cup to use video assistant referee (VAR), LaLiga, Mediapro and Spain’s football federation have kicked off the roll-out of VAR in the country.
Spain’s Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC) has opened proceedings against the country’s public broadcaster RTVE for having allegedly aired certain ads with no permission.
Entirely shot on green screen, Shakespeare’s Macbeth has been reinvented by director Kit Monkman in a fresh film adaptation.
Telestream is prepping a one-box-solution for closed-caption encoding to multiple live streams.
Piksel has appointed Kris Brown and Kristan Bullett as joint managing directors of its media and entertainment business.
Video advertising and monetisation platform SpotX has extended its strategic partnership with millennial-focussed OTT provider Pluto TV.

With digital services, the antenna has been considered a thing of the past but research from Parks Associates has revealed that the percentage of US broadband households that use digital antennas in their home has increased to reach 20% near the end of 2017.

As it continues its structural corporate realignment, leading satellite operator SES is claiming the successful launch and pricing of a bond offering in which it has agreed to sell senior unsecured fixed rate notes due in 2026 for a total amount of €500 million.