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Jean-Clément Soret of Technicolor London won a BAFTA Television Craft Award in the Special, Visual & Graphic Effects category

Issy-les-Moulineaux, France, 25-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The win comes in the Special, Visual & Graphic Effects category for grading the season four episode ‘Metalhead’ of the acclaimed Netflix anthology series. In winning the award, Soret says Black Mirror team recognizes the greater impact … Read the full press release

Sky to sell its 20% stake in Sky Betting & Gaming to Canadian company The Stars Group Inc.

Isleworth, United Kingdom, 23-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Sky has agreed to sell its 20% stake in the online betting and gaming business, Sky Betting & Gaming (“SBG”) to The Stars Group Inc. (“The Stars Group”), a Canadian company listed on both … Read the full press release

Kevin Bacon and Rio Ferdinand to announce the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S9 on EE

Kevin Bacon and Rio Ferdinand resume their roles as EE sports pundits to announce the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S9 on EE with inclusive access to the BT Sport app The ad sees Rio putting the smartphone through its … Read the full press release

EBU Sport to extend the worldwide reach of winter sports through recent trials in China

EBU Sport has been continuing its work to extend the worldwide reach of winter sports through recent trials with Chinese national broadcaster CCTV and two leading digital sports outlets. GENEVA, 15-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — These trials explored the appetite for … Read the full press release

Kudelski Group’s Conax to secure Nordic DTH operator Canal Digital’s new Android TV-based entertainment service OnePlace

Conax and Canal Digital strengthen long-term partnership with “OnePlace”, a secure 4K/UHD, Android TV based service and first solution of its kind in Norway Launch also marks first Conax delivery of easy-to-integrate Conax Lynx separation technology to protect high-value content … Read the full press release

Pure&Crafted Festival takes a creative break in 2018 with the support of BMW Motorrad

After three successful and sold-out Berlin summer weekends, the Pure&Crafted Festival is taking a creative break in 2018. With the support of BMW Motorrad, the Pure&Crafted family is pursuing new international paths instead to seek out fresh inspiration, track down … Read the full press release

50 Years of AMG exhibition at the Mercedes-Benz Museums on the Long Night of the Museums on 17 March 2018

Performers, poetry slam and the special exhibition “50 Years of AMG”: These are some of the highlights at the Mercedes-Benz Museums on the Long Night of the Museums on 17 March 2018. Plus there is the popular stargazing with Stuttgart’s Astronomical Association, … Read the full press release

Ubisoft to acquire video game development studio Blue Mammoth Games

PARIS, 05-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Today, Ubisoft announced the acquisition of the video game development studio Blue Mammoth Games. With the acquisition, Ubisoft adds Brawlhalla, currently the most played fighting game on Steam, to its portfolio and bolsters its online expertise. … Read the full press release

University of Leicester: British Science Week in Leicester, 9 to 18 March

British Science Week in Leicester from 9 March to 18 March offers galaxy of events for all the family LEICESTER, 01-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — For an out-of-this-world experience in Leicester – head over to the spectacular array of events being held … Read the full press release

Berliner Operngruppe and Bertelsmann: Berlin premiere of the original version of a rare Giuseppe Verdi opera: ‘Giovanna d’Arco’

Archivio Ricordi in Milan supports artistic exploration of the Italian musical genius’s lesser-known operas Gütersloh, Germany, 23-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Berlin can once again look forward to a local premiere of the original version of a rare Verdi opera. A … Read the full press release

Infront to develop sponsorship opportunities and digital strategies for the ITU World Triathlon Series and the new ITU World Triathlon Mixed Relay Series

New deal sees Infront take on responsibility for media and marketing rights, as well as for digital strategies Zug, Switzerland, 23-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The International Triathlon Union (ITU) has finalised a long-term partnership with leading sports marketing company Infront. Under the … Read the full press release

EE: 20,000 fans browsed affordable versions of A-list attire worn by stars on the red carpet at the EE British Academy Film Awards

Over 20,000 fans browsed affordable versions of the outfits worn by stars on the red carpet Glasgow, Manchester and London proved to be the regions most interested in replicating the stars’ styles EE invited guests to strike a pose for … Read the full press release

MTG to sell its 95% stake in Nova Broadcasting Group Jsc. in Bulgaria to PPF Group

STOCKHOLM, 21-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — MTG has signed an agreement to sell its 95% shareholding in Nova Broadcasting Group Jsc. (“Nova”) in Bulgaria to PPF Group, the investment company controlled by Petr Kellner. The transaction values 100% of the business at … Read the full press release

New experiment launches to build resistance to fake news among teenagers

A new experiment, launching today (20 Feb 2018) online, aims to help ‘inoculate’ against disinformation by providing a small dose of perspective from a “fake news tycoon”. A pilot study has shown some early success in building resistance to fake … Read the full press release

Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho recognized with the BBVA Foundation’s Frontiers of Knowledge Award

MADRID, 16-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho has been recognized with the BBVA Foundation’s Frontiers of Knowledge Award for “a contribution to contemporary music that is extraordinary in its individuality, breadth and scope,” as she has managed to seamlessly interweave the … Read the full press release

EBU Director General Noel Curran: Trust levels for public service media, particularly on TV and Radio, are increasing

Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland, 15-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — On March 4th, Swiss citizens will decide through a public vote whether to abolish the licence fee, previously collected through the company Billag (hence the initiative’s name “NoBillag”). The current Swiss media system is … Read the full press release

Musicians-centric digital copyright service launched, targeting creatives across Europe

SPEYER, Germany, 09-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Build by musicians and IT experts, Regstones.com, a new internet-based service, went live on February 9, helping musicians and creatives obtain qualified proof of their copyright and authorship. Regstones.com offers digital document sealing, using … Read the full press release

RCH Group to Showcase Innovative Selling Solutions at EuroCIS

TREVISO, Italy, 05-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Technology plays a crucial role in the modern world of retail, affecting all areas of the sales cycle from inventory management right through to pricing and customer experience. EuroCIS is the leading trade fair for … Read the full press release

Films announced for the Competition and Berlinale Special at The 68th Berlin International Film Festival

BERLIN, 24-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Another five films have been invited to take part in the Competition of the 68th Berlin International Film Festival. 23 of the 24 titles in the Competition have already been selected, 19 of the 24 films will be competing … Read the full press release

SIX provides the latest payment solution to enable a complete cashless Eurosonic Noorderslag 2018

SIX Payment Services, official partner of Eurosonic Noorderslag, has enabled the music festival to be cashless for the second consecutive year. ZURICH, 24-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Eurosonic Noorderslag (ESNS) is one of Europe’s key showcase events where fans and music industry … Read the full press release

UniCredit: Filarmonica della Scala will play seventeen international concerts in 2018

17 concerts in nine countries Independent orchestra dedicated to the symphonic repertoire MILAN, 23-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In 2018, Filarmonica della Scala will play seventeen international concerts from January and September, on three tours led by Riccardo Chailly, Christoph Eschenbach, Daniel … Read the full press release

ABP’s Ipswich sponsored the popular Trianon Music Group’s Twelfth Night Christmas concert

LONDON, 19-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ABP’s Ipswich team helped ensure an appropriate close to the festive season by sponsoring the popular Trianon Music Group’s Twelfth Night Christmas concert and bringing the gift of classical music to the wider community. The Trianon … Read the full press release

RCH Europe to Present Smart Solutions for POS at INTERGASTRA 2018

Multiplatform cloud-based technology for an increasingly mobile world INNSBRUCK, Austria, 15-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — RCH Europe, the provider of advanced point of sale systems for the retail, food and beverage, and the public administration sector will showcase its latest range of … Read the full press release

Orange: Pickle TV is the link between the world of TV and the Internet; available on smartphones, tablets, TV

PARIS, 11-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — From today (10/01/2018), Orange offers its TV and mobile customers the unique and innovative Pickle TV offer. Available on all screens for €4.99 per month, without commitment, this offer aggregates different content for the curious and … Read the full press release

Barco: change of the ownership structure of BarcoCFG joint venture for the Chinese cinema market

Regulated information Kortrijk, Belgium, 08-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Barco, the global leader in cinema technology, announced today that it has reached an agreement with China Film Co., Ltd. (“CFG or China Film Group”) to change the ownership structure of its … Read the full press release

Barco forms strategic joint venture with China Film Co., Appotronics and CITICPE

Regulated information Kortrijk, Belgium, 08-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Barco, the global leader in cinema technology, announced today that it has reached an agreement to enter into a strategic joint venture with China Film Co. Ltd (“CFG”), Appotronics and CITICPE. The … Read the full press release

Sky Jeremy Darroch on the digital Wild West: time for tech giants to experience the formal scrutiny or regulation of media companies

Opinion piece from Jeremy Darroch Group Chief Executive, Sky Originally published in The Times on Tuesday 28 November 2017 Isleworth, United Kingdom, 30-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Every day new headlines are written about inappropriate video appearing on YouTube, about fake news or Russian … Read the full press release

Sky Sports Arena will become Sky Sports Darts HD from 14 December to 3 January

Sky Sports is set to celebrate 25 years of broadcasting the World Darts Championship with a dedicated darts channel, and brand new programming. Isleworth, United Kingdom, 30-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — From 14 December to 3 January, Sky Sports Arena will become … Read the full press release

MTG Studios: Crime drama ‘Wisting’ will be one of Norway’s biggest ever drama productions

STOCKHOLM, 27-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The next original series from MTG Studios will be Norwegian crime drama ‘Wisting’, which will be one of Norway’s biggest ever drama productions and is supported by the Norwegian Film Institute. Filming starts in January 2018 … Read the full press release

EQT Mid Market announces partnership with Epidemic Sound

EQT Mid Market joins forces with Epidemic Sound, a new breed of music company that collaborates with musicians all over the world to produce quality music that soundtracks everything from TV and film productions to online videos on YouTube or … Read the full press release