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HD+ TVkey now commercially available in Germany

German satellite operator HD+ deploys next generation direct-to-TV solution TVkey TVkey allows consumers to access high quality programming including 4K and HDR directly on newer model Samsung TVs without a set-top box Direct-to-TV solution meets stringent Hollywood requirements for premium … Read the full press release

Vintage Find: Retro Dundee Footage Surfaces

DUNDEE, 10-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Remarkable footage from the 1970s, a time when the hair was longer and the trousers wider, has been discovered in the University of Dundee archive and now made available as part of the University’s 50th anniversary … Read the full press release

MTG extends long term content agreement with Disney; first-run Disney releases on Viasat Film and Viaplay in the Nordic region

STOCKHOLM, 02-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — MTG and The Walt Disney Company Nordic are reinforcing their agreement to provide a world class entertainment experience, by giving Viaplay and Viasat Film subscribers in the Nordic region early access to world leading content from … Read the full press release

ExpressVPN svela il sito multilingue

TORTOLA, Isole Vergini Britanniche, 27-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Riflettendo la diversità degli utenti VPN in tutto il mondo, ExpressVPN è lieta di presentare in 6 nuove lingue: Tedesco: ( Olandese: ( Norvegese: ( Italiano: ( Spagnolo: ( Portoghese: ( … Read the full press release

ExpressVPN présente son site décliné en plusieurs langues

TORTOLA, Îles Vierges Britanniques, 27-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Reflétant la diversité des utilisateurs de VPN dans le monde, ExpressVPN est fier de présenter son site en six nouveaux langages : Allemand : ( Néerlandais : ( Norvégien : ( … Read the full press release

University of Exeter: The Wild Film Fest will take place on Saturday 4 March at The Poly in Falmouth

EXETER, UK, 24-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Budding wildlife film-makers, presenters and photographers will display their work at a national festival, organised by students at the University of Exeter. The Wild Film Fest is open to university students from across the UK … Read the full press release

Laureus World Sports Awards 2017 event highlights

World’s greatest ever sprinter Usain Bolt wins record-equalling fourth Laureus Award Simone Biles and Michael Phelps among Rio Olympians honoured Powerful surf therapy programme ‘Waves for Change’ wins Sport for Good Award Breakthrough Award for Nico Rosberg after winning Formula … Read the full press release

Indian pay-TV operator selects technology from Conax and Corpus to drive expansion in the triple-play arena

Triple Play’s new offering targets cable and internet subscriber base with combined triple-play services, TV everywhere and a compelling new user experience Solution leverages Conax’ Contego-as-a-Service (CaaS) cloud-based security platform featuring comprehensive multi-DRM protection and pre-integrated with Corpus middleware. DELHI, … Read the full press release

UKTV to design bespoke integrated creative and media service following a hugely successful year

Broadcaster to bring creative in-house, with new roles introduced Eight-figure media buying and planning account to be tendered LONDON, 31-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — UKTV, Britain’s biggest multichannel broadcaster, has initiated a comprehensive creative and media transformation that will ready it for … Read the full press release

EU pays tribute to series favorites and address key Digital Single Market policy issues

Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland, 30-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Parliament witnessed the power of Nordic drama series during a fascinating event organized by the EBU’s Nordic Members on Tuesday 24 January. EU deciders paid tribute to some of their favorite series … Read the full press release

UK Live Music Census on March 9: a world first that will measure live music’s cultural and economic value

GLASGOW, 11-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A volunteer army of music lovers is being recruited to take part in the UK’s first live music census. For one night in March organisers aim to track performances in cities across the country, from lone … Read the full press release

Gudny Aspaas Returns with a New Album

Norwegian rock legend Gudny Aspaas is to launch her new album – “No Stranger” – at a concert to take place at the Rockefeller Music Hall, Oslo on April 5. OSLO, 06-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Tickets for the concert are … Read the full press release

NAGRA and Samsung to create a corporate body to license the new TVkey technology

TVkey allows consumers to enjoy pay-TV services directly on TV sets using a simple USB dongle NAGRA and Samsung agreed to establish a new co-venture to license TVkey technology to industry stakeholders including chipset, dongle, TV and conditional access vendors … Read the full press release

NAGRA announces MStar’s plan to adopt the TVkey direct-to-TV security technology in its EMC 4K Ultra HD HDR televisions

MStar EMC TV System on a Chip (SoC) will integrate the new TVkey technology Solution will enable consumers to receive premium 4K pay-TV channels directly on supported televisions with a simple TVkey USB dongle MStar integration of the new technology … Read the full press release

F.C. Copenhagen and Nordisk Film announce the foundation of joint eSport organization named NORTH

Danish football champions F.C. Copenhagen and Nordic entertainment company Nordisk Film founds eSport organization NORTH. Former Dignitas Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team signs with NORTH for minimum two years. Jacob “Maelk” Toft-Andersen joins NORTH as sports director with the ambition of … Read the full press release

New Channel 4 television programme ‘Arrivals’ filmed exclusively at Heathrow

Airs: 7pm on Wednesday 28 December on Channel 4 LONDON, 28-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The warmth of a welcome home has been captured in a new Channel 4 television programme ‘Arrivals’, filmed exclusively at Heathrow. The one-hour programme, narrated by … Read the full press release

EBU supported acts on Eurosonic 2017 Groningen, Netherlands

Eurosonic, the leading festival promoting new European music, has announced the full line up for 2017. Members of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) have nominated 29 of the 300 acts who will take to the stage between 11-14 January in … Read the full press release

EBU welcomes European Parliament’s move to recognize the major contribution culture can make to boost European competitiveness

The European Parliament has asked for the launch of a comprehensive and coherent industrial policy framework to support Europe’s cultural and creative sector. The EBU welcomes this move which recognizes the major contribution culture can make to boost European competitiveness … Read the full press release

Virgin Media research: 65% of parents have asked their children to help them with technology

Children teach their parents how to use home entertainment technology Parents think that their tech-savvy kids outshine them at exactly nine years and 10 months old Two thirds (65%) of parents have asked their children to help them with technology … Read the full press release

Berlin Calling: The new wall calendar from Audi Tradition for 2017

On a journey of discovery in Berlin with twelve classic cars from Audi and NSU Available now for 29.90 Euros at INGOLSTADT, 07-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The new wall calendar from Audi Tradition for 2017 is titled “Berlin Calling”. … Read the full press release

University of Dundee student Kieran Baxter won 2016 Arts and Humanities Research Council ‘Research in Film Awards’ Doctoral Award

DUNDEE, 17-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design PhD student Kieran Baxter has won an award for his stunning visual reinterpretation of two prehistoric Angus hill forts. ‘The Caterthuns’ won Kieran the 2016 Arts and Humanities … Read the full press release

Sony Pictures to use Nokia OZO hardware and software tools for Virtual Reality production and distribution

Sony Pictures to use Nokia’s industry-leading, comprehensive OZO solution to capture, create, edit and distribute VR content Sunnyvale, CA, U.S.A., 15-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Nokia and Sony Pictures today announced a new multi-year worldwide agreement whereby Sony Pictures will use Nokia … Read the full press release

Europeana Music launches with more than 250,000 unique cultural items for music professionals, academics and enthusiasts

Europeana Music, an exciting new web resource, launches officially on 4 November 2016. It brings together unique music content — from some of Mozart’s earliest recordings to Smashing Pumpkin concerts — from sound archives and other heritage institutions across Europe. … Read the full press release

Will Poulter and Edith Bowman join the EE Rising Star Award jury

Actor Will Poulter and BBC Radio 6 Music presenter Edith Bowman joined a panel of film industry heavyweights and media experts at BAFTA’s headquarters to choose the five EE Rising Star nominees for 2017 Other jury members included This Is … Read the full press release

ECE: MyZeil shopping center in Frankfurt to get a new innovative food and entertainment options by the end of 2018

International food concepts, a premium cinema, and new outside terraces planned FRANKFURT, 03-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — MyZeil shopping center, located in the heart of Frankfurt’s city center, shall get a new, spectacular food area of international stature by the end … Read the full press release

Five new unwitting comedians compete for Taskmaster series 4

LONDON, 02-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Hugh Dennis, Joe Lycett, Lolly Adefope, Mel Giedroyc and Noel Fielding will compete to be crowned Taskmaster champion in series four of the hit show starring BAFTA-nominated Greg Davies and Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Alex … Read the full press release

VidCon Europe Launches in Amsterdam, Announces Featured Creators

Tickets are selling fast as VidCon — World’s Largest Online Video Conference — announces Featured Creators for first-ever VidCon Europe in Amsterdam AMSTERDAM, 02-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — VidCon (, the world’s largest online video conference for fans, creators, and industry … Read the full press release

Petroleum Engineer Launched Book of Short Stories endorsed by Reader’s Favorite

HOUSTON, TX, United States, 13-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Fans of short stories with a sting in the tail, are in for an exiling treat with the Citizen One new book, Unexpected, launched on October 7th. Written by P.F Citizen One, … Read the full press release

14th Morelia International Film Festival in Mexico dedicates an entire programme to Berlin International Film Festival

BERLIN, 29-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — On the occasion of the “Year of Germany in Mexico 2016/2017”, the 14th Morelia International Film Festival (October 21-30, 2016), with the support of the Goethe-Institut, is dedicating an entire programme to the Berlin International Film … Read the full press release