Key passenger market hit as consumers put purchases on hold due to regulations
A defiant Boris Johnson has insisted he will not be "muffled" and "will continue to speak directly", as he was challenged about past controversial comments at his Tory leadership campaign launch.
Seattle's music scene has produced a diverse and talented crop of up-and-coming musicians, each of whom makes bold contributions to this vibrant city.
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German free-to-air entertainment channel Anixe will adopt the new name Anixe+ on July 1, 2019, add new programmes and launch a video-on-demand (VOD) service accessible via its red button catch-up TV portal (HbbTV).
New to the programme line-up are, for example, US series Anger Management with Charlie Sheen, German crime series SK Kölsch and Ein Bayer auf Rügen as well as action series Helicops.
Anixe will replace the current SD distribution of Anixe on all platforms, broadcasting in improved resolution (HD-ready/720p). The SD distribution will continue only on the cable network of Vodafone Deutschland.
The free-of-charge VOD service, which will mainly comprise movies, will suggest content customised to the viewer’s interests. For this purpose, a user profile is created in connected TV households based on VOD viewing habits.
Sister channel Anixe HD Serie will keep its name and resolution (1080i).
East West Market customers in Vancouver who forget to bring their own bags will have to carry home plastic bags with an embarrassing phrase printed on the outside. Like: "Wart Ointment Wholesale."
(Telecompaper) Only one in five EU households subscribe to broadband of at least 100 Mbps, well short of the EU's goal of 50 percent with 'ultrafast' broadband by 2020. The figures are part of the latest Digital Economy and Society Index published by the European Commission and show the EU needs to do more to accelerate its digital transformation, the Commission said.
The head of Hungary's oldest scientific institute said it was considering taking legal action to challenge government moves to take more control over research work and budgets.
India said on Wednesday it will launch its second lunar mission in mid-July, as it moves to consolidate its status as a leader in space technology by achieving a controlled landing on the moon.
Gabriele Grunewald, a professional runner who continued her athletic career during an ongoing battle with cancer, has been hailed as an inspiration after succumbing to her decade-long fight with the disease at the age of 32.
Workers in nursing homes, hospital ERs and other health facilities are required by law to notify police whenever they notice likely signs of physical or sexual abuse. But that's often not happening.
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As previously reported in Broadband TV News, the BBC wants to move the iPlayer from a 30-day catch up service, to one where programmes are available for 12 months as standard, with some available for longer.
“We have provisionally found that the proposed changes to BBC iPlayer would pose challenges for other public service broadcasters’ video-on-demand services. But in our view, the changes could also deliver significant public value over time,” the regulator said in a statement.
Ofcom wants the BBC to “increase choice and availability of public-service broadcast content”.
The regulator is now inviting views on its provisional conclusions by Wednesday 10 July and expects to publish a final decision by August.
Discovery now formally takes over control of lifestyle channels Really, Home and Good Food, while BBC Studios takes over entertainment channels Alibi, Dave, Drama, Eden, Gold, W and Yesterday, the UKTV brand, as well as the digital service UKTV Play.
But free-to-air UKTV channels Dave, Home and Yesterday are being moved down the Freeview guide in favour of Quest and DMAX.
Marcus Arthur, President, UK & Ireland at BBC Studios and new CEO of UKTV said, “UKTV has always been an important part of the BBC Group, creating value for licence fee payers and British programme makers. UKTV’s award-winning brands, innovative commissions and premium acquisitions have delivered large and loyal audiences who love great TV. As a wholly-owned part of BBC Studios we will support its future content ambitions, building on its history of success over many years.”
James Gibbons, EVP General Manager UK & ANZ at Discovery added, “Today marks an exciting milestone for Discovery, as we welcome UKTV’s lifestyle channels to our substantial UK portfolio. We are committed to deepening our position with viewers as the leader in real life entertainment by building great brands that power people’s passions and deliver value to our partners.”
Earlier this month, Ofcom said it wouldn’t be running a formal competition assessment of the deal.
BBC Studios will make payments to Discovery totalling £173 million.
Climate change will affect all of us in the coming years, and so will the solutions.
Artist Peter Max's wife has died in a suspected suicide amid a family fight over her husband's work and claims he was being exploited.
A California start-up wants to “redesign the entire end-of-life experience.” The answer to “eternity management”? Forests.
John Vandemoer, who pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy, was the first to be sentenced in the scandal. Prosecutors had called for a "meaningful" sentence to rebuild faith in the system.
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Grocery stores are full of food with labels like organic, cage-free or fair trade that appeal to a consumer's ideals. But there's often a gap between what they seem to promise and what they deliver.
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