BBC decides not to renew Clarkson contract for ‘Top Gear’

Posted on Mar 25, 2015 in AIB News Feed

The BBC Presss Office issued the following statement today from BBC Director-General, Tony Hall and investigation findings from Ken MacQuarrie.   Statement from Tony Hall   It is with great regret that I have told Jeremy Clarkson today that the BBC will not be renewing his contract.  It is not a decision I have taken lightly.  I have done so only after a very careful consideration of the facts and after personally meeting both Jeremy...

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Globecast strengthens American presence with launch of new media centre in LA

Posted on Mar 24, 2015 in AIB News Feed

Globecast today announced the launch of its new Los Angeles Media Centre, offering broadcasters and content providers a converged workflow to prepare, deliver and playout content to any kind of distribution platform.  The new Media Centre compliments established Globecast facilities in London and Singapore, enabling Globecast to offer a truly one-stop-shop for Media Management, Playout, Satellite and OTT distribution globally.   The new...

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CNA offers live coverage of Singapore state funeral

Posted on Mar 24, 2015 in AIB news archive, AIB News Feed, Slider

MediaCorp regional broadcaster Channel NewsAsia will offer a live telecast of the funeral of Singapore’s first Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew. Coverage will include the procession from the Istana, the official residence of the President of Singapore, to the lying-in-state proceedings and funeral ceremony: 1) Lying in State (“Farewell to Lee Kuan Yew, Lying in State Ceremony” 25 – 28 March 2015) 2) State funeral (“Farewell to Lee Kuan Yew”...

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BBG and Gallup data shows TV ubiquitous and internet use rising in Iraq

Posted on Mar 19, 2015 in AIB News Feed

Amid major political transitions and conflict, Iraq remains a market dominated by TV. This is despite the attention given to ISIL’s use of Internet and new media, according to new data issued today by the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and Gallup. “Television has nearly ubiquitous viewership across Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan,” said Diana Turecek, director of audience research for the Middle East Broadcasting Networks...

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SES White Paper says satellites are on the rise

Posted on Mar 17, 2015 in AIB News Feed

SES S.A. (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) sees significant progress in the spacecraft and launch technology as a strong catalyst for the role that satellite plays in global digitisation and the roll-out of next generation video and data networks. In the new White Paper “Creating Space – The Satellite Revolution” published by SES, the leading satellite operator summarises satellite as “a proven...

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Euronews expands into Ukraine

Posted on Mar 17, 2015 in AIB news archive, AIB News Feed

European news channel Euronews and Ukrainian channel Inter Media Group have reached a cooperation agreement aimed at developing and reinforcing the Ukrainian version of Euronews. The agreement, which includes technical and content exchange, was approved by the Euronews Supervisory Board in Paris and has been officially signed at the beginning of March, making the Inter Media Group an exclusive strategic partner of Euronews in Ukraine. Under the...

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