Post Tagged with: "covid-19"

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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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Alarm bells ring for freelancers after last-minute update

HMRC fund will not support anyone on fixed-term contracts ended before their ‘natural conclusion’    A last-minute update to HMRC guidance could be the final nail in the coffin for thousands of freelancers desperate for financial support as the government’s support scheme opens today. Late on Friday afternoon, and following weeks […]

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Streaming vs. Coronavirus: Industry Update During the Pandemic

The Global pandemic of 2020 caused by the outburst of COVID-19 coronavirus has affected the lives of millions of people and their businesses. Most industries have experienced a significant impact due to quarantines initiated in countries all across the World. International travel, restaurant business, apparel, automotive, luxury products all have […]

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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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What impact will coronavirus have on the media tech industry?

At the top of the food chain in the media and entertainment ecosystem are the broadcasters and streaming companies. These relatively few companies are not supported in their creative endeavours by three or four big generalist IT companies, they are supported, by and large, by thousands of smaller companies. SMEs, […]

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Netflix “currently worth more than Disney”

Netflix is expected to gain up to 8.45 million new subscribers in Q1 2020 Netflix is currently worth more than Disney after the streaming company’s shares hit an all-time high on Wednesday. Netflix stock closed up 3.2 per cent to $426.75 per share, giving the company a current market capitalisation of […]

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The impact of coronavirus on daytime television

Knowing the media landscape is more important now than ever before, and that is why 4media Group is hosting our live Q&As every Friday with leading journalists, producers and broadcasters. This week we spoke with David Blackmore, a leading daytime TV producer. David has worked on leading daytime TV shows, […]

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