Post Tagged with: "pandemic"

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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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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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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Low latency makes ‘reporting from home’ a reality during pandemic

Broadcasters and their mobile teams are used to facing all sorts of challenges when reporting live from the field, linked to the remotest of locations, natural disasters or simply the presence of crowds putting pressure on local cellular networks. But the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic may go down in history […]

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Netflix and chills – the state of streaming amid pandemic

On 11th March 2020, the World Health Organisation declared the outbreak of COVID-19 a global pandemic. At the time of writing, 125 countries and territories had been affected by the flu-like illness, leading many countries’ governments to announce drastic social distancing and self-isolation measures to slow down the spread of the […]

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Covid-19: publishers ask advertisers to ‘back, don’t block’

UK news publishers have rallied together to ask advertisers to support journalism during the Covid-19 pandemic, and help prevent the industry losing millions due to advertising ‘blocklists’. Newsbrands are expected to lose £50 million in advertising revenue over the next three months, as numerous ads are prevented from appearing alongside […]

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