M&E Europe Headlines

AppTek Launches New Multi-Lingual Collaboration Mobile Apps (MESA)

AppTek, which specialises in automatic speech recognition (ASR), neural machine translation (NMT), and natural language understanding (NLU), all enabled by artificial intelligence ... More

IBM Ramps Up AI, Analytics Via New File, Object Storage (CRN)

IBM introduced new storage hardware and software aimed at placing its storage at the center of large-scale data requirements for artificial intelligence and analytics workloads. Th... More

If Cyber Startups Can Survive, the UK Could Become a Global Leader in Cybersecurity (NS Tech)

For cyber startups, the transformative impact of the global pandemic on business, the economy and society presents the biggest moment of both risk and opportunity they’re ever li... More

MEDIAGENIX Joins United Nations Global Compact (IBC Daily)

Broadcast management technology company MEDIAGENIX has announced that it has signed the United Nations Global Compact intiative. This international commitment to 10 principles – ... More

Sky Cinema on Virgin TV Go App (Advanced Television)

Customers of UK pay-TV operator Virgin Media TV can now watch Sky Cinema channels, as well as hundreds of movies on demand, via its Virgin TV Go app for the first time. Previously,... More

Sports Broadcasters Look to the Cloud in Pandemic Return (DTE)

From dearth to excess; sports are back on TV with a vengeance to make up for lost time. The English Premier league, for example, is scheduled to cram in 92 matches between its June... More

YouTube Need Not Reveal Data of Online Pirates (BTN)

Online video sharing platforms, such as YouTube, need not reveal the personal details of users that illegally upload copyrighted material. The ruling from the European Court of Jus... More

Streaming Scams Target Live Music Fans (IQ)

A number of bogus Facebook pages have emerged in recent weeks, directing fans to non-existent livestreamed shows, in one of a series of Covid-19 streaming scams.... More

DAZN Revives Global OTT Platform as it Beta Tests With Boxing Fans (SportsPro)

Global digital sport broadcaster DAZN has rekindled its 2020 expansion plans by opening up its new boxing-focused streaming platform for beta testing later this month. The subscrip... More

CCPA: Why it’s Important, and How Cyber AI Can Help (Darktrace Blog)

Intended to enhance consumer protection and data privacy rights, the CCPA takes an even broader view than GDPR of what constitutes ‘private data’ and lays out a variety of requ... More

IBM Expands Storage Portfolio to Drive AI Deployments (ZDNet)

IBM unveils new and updated storage products, including the new IBM Elastic Storage System 5000, which is scalable to yottabyte configurations.... More

The Importance of Data Security is Greater Than Ever (TransPerfect Blog)

With the rise of remote working due to COVID-19, and as technology develops increased functionality, the requirement for a watertight data security strategy is more important than ... More

UK Cinemas to Benefit From 5% VAT Cut in Mini-Budget (ScreenDaily)

UK cinemas will benefit from the temporary reduction in the rate of value-added-tax (VAT) to 5% from 20% for the hospitality sector announced, the Treasury has confirmed to Screen.... More

Whip Media Group, BB Partner on Streaming Service Data (MESA)

Whip Media Group has partnered up with Buenos Aires-based media intelligence and content distribution researcher Business Bureau (BB), to provide real-time streaming availability d... More

Sony Pictures Television Agrees Long-Term Partnership With Sky (RTN)

In a move including a multi-year extension of the first pay window and access to the studio’s rich film library, Sky and Sony Pictures Television (SPT) have agreed a new long-ter... More

Sports Streaming Surged in June (World Screen)

As Bundesliga, La Liga, Premier League and Serie A returned last month, sports streaming surged across Europe, according to a new report. With sports on hold in March and April, ti... More

Where Does M&E Truly Stand With 5G? (MESA)

Of the many up-and-coming technologies discussed today, 5G often tops the list. With 5G networks now in more than 375 cities and 34 countries, innovators and technologists are inve... More

Sky Q Updates UI, Adds HDR Content (BTN)

Disney+ will be available in HDR for the first time as part of an upgrade to the Sky Q set-top. The platform is releasing a new expanded view UI, simplified new show and sports cen... More

TransPerfect Gives AI, Chatbot Developers a COVID-19 Info Boost (MESA)

AI-assisted language and technology solutions firm TransPerfect is offering up for free its DataForce data collection and annotation service to AI and chatbot developers worldwide,... More

85K Online Businesses Launched During Lockdown in the UK (UKTN)

Covid-19 has sparked a retail transformation in the UK with more than 85,000 businesses launching online stores or joining online marketplaces in the last four months, according to... More