Mobile Satellite Service readies for change

NSR today released its newest market survey and forecast report: Mobile Satellite Services, 5th Edition on 30 July.

New mobile standard adopted

ATSC Mobile DTV is built around a robust transmission system based on VSB modulation, with enhanced error correction and other techniques to improve robustness and reduce power consumption in portable receivers.

New TV finance model

Johannesburg-based producer Marc Schwinges of Underdog has created a new business model for TV production in South Africa which utilises the Department of Trade & Industry (the dti) rebate and sees two language versions of a new documentary series licensed to two different broadcasters.

Threat of sanctions against Netflix refuted by Film and Publication Board

The FPB reportedly gave Netflix a two-week ultimatum to comply with its regulations or face sanctions.

Assuring OTT video quality

Finnish IPTV operator Maxisat has selected an Agama quality assurance solution for automated QoE and QoS monitoring and testing of over-the-top (OTT) video services. Supporting linear, VOD and event delivery models, the deployment will help Maxisat assure the quality of its nationwide HLS based OTT service to connected TVs.

Latest from US actors’ unions

The bargaining partner of the Screen Actors Guild of America (SAG), the American Federation of Film, Television and Radio Actors ..

Nielsen expands global business by acquiring Repucom Africa from TransAfrica Media

Nielsen recently announced that Nielsen Sports, the global leader in sports measurement, insights and sponsorship valuation, will expand its footprint in Africa with the...

Special Rugby World Cup app

Samsung Galaxy smartphone users can access a new free app that will allow them to select Rugby World Cup matches that they want to see - the app automatically sets reminders at local time to ensure they don’t miss the matches.

The GFC speaks out

The Gauteng Film Commission (GFC) has been through a tough time recently with budget cuts compromising some areas of their activities...

Cellphone video campaign targets young professionals

SA creative agency 140BBDO has developed a clever campaign to illustrate the importance of investing in a retirement plan...
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