AIB media industry news desk

Trump State of the Union 2019 – DC studios available

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has invited President Donald Trump to deliver the State of the Union address on 5 February. If you're a broadcaster and need a Washington DC studio, including a rooftop stand-up position or multicam studio overlooking the White House,...

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NHK WORLD Programme highlights February

10 Years with Hayao Miyazaki Episode 1 Feb. 23 Sat. 23:10/ next day 5:10/ 10:10/ 17:10 Since 2007, NHK has been granted exclusive access to the studio of legendary Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki, documenting his creative process for 10 years. While his films have...

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MBC Group announces MBC Iraq, a premium family channel

MBC Group announces the launch of MBC Iraq, a brand-new entertainment television channel, providing a diverse selection of gripping content suitable for the entire Iraqi family. This latest debut is part of the Group’s five-year vision to expand and grow its offerings...

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Briefing the industry – AIB’s latest update published

The AIB publishes regular news briefings covering activities of our Member companies around the world and reporting on the Association for International Broadcasting's activities. The January 2019 industry briefing has now been published with updates on the AIB's work...

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Brexit and the media

It had been thought that there would by now be clarity on the issue of Britain’s withdrawal from the EU at the end of March. However, the political debate in the UK has been mired in discord and confusion resulting in no one knowing what will happen after 29 March....

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AIB moves ahead with media freedom initiative

In November 2018, the AIB convened a meeting of senior representatives of major national and international broadcasters to discuss ways to work together on issues around media freedom. The meeting in London was chaired by Peter Greste, who was imprisoned while...

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Israel’s commercial TVs merge

This week saw the conclusion of the merger of Israel's Reshet commercial TV network with Channel 14 (until 2017 known as Channel 10). The newly merged channel is called - perhaps just a little confusingly - Channel 13. The merger had been approved in November last...

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