Al Jazeera has announced its purchase of US broadcaster Current TV for an undisclosed amount. Unconfirmed speculation places the purchase price in the $400-500 million range

One phrase you’ll hear a lot wherever the broadcast industry gathers is ‘disruptive technologies’, by which people typically mean that the internet is challenging all the business models and assumptions that have powered the industry for decades. With recent news that BitTorrent is now muscling in on their space, it might have to reach for a new, more apocalyptic description

4G: Extremely Expensive?

Published in Studio & Broadcast

The UK’s first 4G network, EE (formerly Everything Everywhere), goes live in a selection of UK cities on October 30, but for a broadcast industry looking to push content to mobile there has been some dismay about the data caps the network is imposing. Everything Everywhere? Not quite.

Over the Christmas period in the UK, Downton Abbey beat EastEnders in the ratings, which could be seen as an indicator of what style of production both UK and American audiences prefer.

Canon launches stunning new 4K zoom

Published in Production

Canon has a new unit out, the CJ12ex4.3B, a new 2/3” portable 4K zoom lens with the world’s widest focal length, an ultra, ultra wide angle 4.3mm.

YouTube launching paid channels

Published in Business

Is this another nail in the coffin for Broadcast TV? YouTube has announced a pilot program which will allow channels to work on a paid subscription basis 

Is it harder for women to succeed - or even exist at all - in the broadcasting industry? Neil Roberts from Forscene leads the debate.

Sony is using IBC2016 to showcase new technology and upgraded broadcast and video over IP products and services.

Why do we even bother shooting high quality footage when satellite and terrestrial broadcast compression throws it all away?

NAB, which is without any question the time and place each year when the biggest announcements are made, is only three weeks away. We'll be there in force, bringing you the most important stories. Meanwhile, it's useful to see what others are predicting at the show

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