PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN

Streaming piracy up by over 50 per cent during lockdown

New figures show the amount of UK viewers watching content illegally has risen by over half during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown. According to MUSO, which monitors piracy trends, in the last week of March, there was a 57 per cent increase in visits to film piracy sites compared to the […]

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Will AVOD outlast coronavirus?

If you were to cast your mind back 12 or so months, you would recall multiple news stories and think-pieces that were touting ad-supported video-on-demand – AVOD – as the way forward for the industry. The interest in AVOD platforms increased to a fever pitch throughout 2019 following Viacom’s pickup of […]

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SVOD: how much is too much?

Subscription VOD is no longer a two-horse race and is increasingly becoming a battleground for eyeballs. Oscar nominated films, prize winning TV series, the finest acting talent migrating from the big to the small screen have all helped propel SVOD into millions of UK living rooms.  Netflix and Amazon Prime […]

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SMPTE enhances online support for industry professionals

SMPTE (the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) has announced a range of new measures that will provide additional remote support for its members while they continue to work from home during the various regional lockdowns in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.    The professional development and technical support being […]

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55% of VFX industry say they could work remotely for a year

A survey of vfx workers and vfx houses by technical support outfit Escape Technology, shows that 55% of respondents say they could now sustain remote working forced by the COVID-19 crisis for eight months to a year. The survey found that social distancing has rapidly sped up the growth of remote […]

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ITV commissions VE Day Captain Tom doc from North One

ITV has ordered a doc about new national treasure Captain Tom Moore’s war experiences to be shown on VE Day. North One will make the  show about the former British Army Officer who raised more than £28million for the NHS by walking 100 lengths of his garden with his frame. […]

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For 5G to thrive, networks need to get in synch

The ultimate performance of 5G depends on many technical and regulatory factors, including sufficient spectrum, the presence of affordable equipment and access to sufficient cell sites. One factor that doesn’t get the amount of attention it deserves, however, is the technical approach to how networks coexist so they can operate […]

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Delivering One World: Together At Home to a global audience

Global audiences came together last weekend in a show of unity and resilience in support of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and frontline workers. One World: Together at Home, organised by Global Citizen and curated by Lady Gaga, included a line-up of international stars, celebrities and icons who recorded performances and […]

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