Post Tagged with: "coronavirus"

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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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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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Can Netflix sustain record subscriber numbers post-coronavirus?

As Netflix announced a record 16 million new subscribers in Q1 of 2020, questions are now being asked if the streaming service can sustain such big numbers post Covid-19. Netflix added 2.3 million new subscribers in the US and Canada to hit 70 million; and another 6.9 million across Europe, […]

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Can commercial TV broadcasters ride the wave of the perfect storm?

As we kick off The Future of TV Advertising UK, Steven Scaffardi explains how the two week digital experience will address the key questions facing the commercial TV industry during the time of COVID-19 At the end of Wolfgang Petersen’s biographical disaster drama, The Perfect Storm, George Clooney stares out at the 100-foot […]

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BBC iPlayer enjoys most popular two days ever

The BBC said that its iPlayer service enjoyed a record day last month as it unveiled a raft of new releases. It said that on Monday March 23rd, the day of Boris Johnson’s lockdown broadcast, drove 20.4 million requests to stream programmes on the service, the first time over 20m […]

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ITN furloughs staff, CEO takes pay cut

ITN is furloughing some members of staff, while the company’s CEO and chief financial and operations officer have both taken 20 per cent pay cuts. A spokeswoman for the broadcaster told TVBEurope the furloughed staff equates to around 3 per cent of the company. “Our newsrooms continue to be really busy, with […]

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