Channel NewsAsia launches the Channel NewsAsia SME Hackamit

Posted on Oct 21, 2016 in AIB News Feed

Regional broadcaster Channel NewsAsia launches the inaugural Channel NewsAsia SME (Small Medium Enterprise) Hackamit in Singapore today. Hackamit gathers top leaders, influencers, industry experts and middle management from regional SMEs, providing them the platform for robust discussion and collaboration. Hackamit brings together representatives from leading regional SMEs and experts, in two sessions, as they share insights on the challenges and solutions unique to SMEs. They would discuss how SMEs can leverage innovation, social and online media in sharpening their strategies, and how SMEs can effectively identify and incorporate new technologies in their businesses to ensure maximum growth potential. Among...

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MENA Broadcast Anti-Piracy Coalition agrees enhanced cooperation in the fight against piracy

Posted on Oct 20, 2016 in AIB News Feed

The 9th MENA Broadcast Anti-Piracy Coalition meeting took place in early September gathering stakeholders from the satellite broadcast (Eutelsat, Arabsat, Gulfsat) and content production and distribution industry (MBC, OSN, Rotana, ART, CNE and the MPA) to take stock of the state-of-play of piracy in the region. They agreed that continued effort between all the members remains a key priority to reduce the numbers of infringements and to prevent notoriously rogue pirate channel operators from infringing members’ rights.  The coalition members also discussed statistics which clearly indicate that pirate channels are operated by a handful of individuals and agreed on...

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Newstag announces crowd-curated ‘newsreel’ service at MIPCOM

Posted on Oct 19, 2016 in AIB news archive

Newstag – the award-winning Stockholm-based video news service – has announced at MIPCOM plans to launch a business-to-business news service designed to offer online publishers and telecommunications (TELCOS) companies bespoke, broadcast-quality ready-to-air news programmes. ‘Newsreel’ will provide tailored news bulletins using professionally-produced video content that is curated by audiences. Using big data and machine learning, the result will be to provide top quality news programmes targeted to reflect the interests of viewers in any geographic market or demography. Newstag co-founder Henrik Eklund, explains: “When you let the crowd curate the news agenda, audiences around the world build a picture...

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Bloomberg TV’s Mark Barton to host the AIBs 2016

Posted on Oct 13, 2016 in AIB news archive, AIB News Feed, News from AIB, News from Members, Slider, The AIBs 2016

Mark Barton, Bloomberg Television’s longest serving presenter in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, is to host the AIBs – the twelfth international awards for the best factual television, radio and online productions. Taking place in London on Wednesday 2 November 2016, the AIBs celebrate the work of producers, editors and journalists from around the world. Work from nearly 40 countries has been submitted to this year’s AIBs, and the shortlist includes work from major broadcasters, online video companies, newspapers and independent producers. “I am delighted to have been asked to host this year’s AIBs,” said Mark Barton. “I...

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France 24 launches in South Korea

Posted on Oct 5, 2016 in AIB News Feed

France 24 has entered the South Korean media landscape thanks to a new distribution agreement recently concluded with Hyundai Cable Networks (HCN). The operator has 1.3 million TV subscribers across the country. France 24 English version is now available on the channel 446 within the “Gold” package which brings together several foreign channels. In addition to this access via cable, the channel is also available on IPTV and mobile in the “Premium” offer. With this first distribution agreement in South Korea, France 24 will also enhance its presence throughout the country with screens broadcasting the channel in the Alliances...

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BBG reviews Internet Freedom Initiative, programming for woman, and initiatives to counter extremism

Posted on Sep 29, 2016 in AIB News Feed

The Broadcasting Board of Governors met at its Washington, D.C. headquarters on September 28, 2016 to receive status reports from each of the five BBG networks and to discuss BBG programming in key topic areas.   BBG CEO and Director John Lansing presented his report along with representatives from the International Broadcasting Bureau and network heads of the Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Middle East Broadcasting Network, Radio Free Asia and the Office of Cuba Broadcasting.   Lansing updated the Board on agency-wide initiatives to counter violent extremism and on programming for women and girls.   “It’s...

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