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Simon Fell to leave EBU and will re-locate to the UK

Simon Fell, Director of Technology and Innovation, will leave the EBU when his term comes to an end in February 2018. Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland, 19-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Fell has led the Technology and Innovation team since 2013 and overseen … Read the full press release

EBU Members can now convert their audio clips into video content to share on social networks

Radio might be the very first social network. Its ability to connect with its audience, engage them in two-way conversations and tell compelling stories means the platforms are natural bedfellows. However it has not always been easy for radio stations … Read the full press release

Evonik: German documentary film “You’ll never walk alone” will open the Liverpool Independent Film Festival on November 10, 2017

Evonik co-production tells the story of the world’s favorite soccer anthem ESSEN, 17-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The German documentary film “You’ll never walk alone”, directed by André Schäfer, will open the Liverpool Independent Film Festival on Friday, November 10. This was … Read the full press release

Ströer to acquire majority shareholding in the Hamburg-based start-up Yieldlove

COLOGNE, 16-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (10.10.2017), Ströer signed the purchase agreement to acquire a majority shareholding in the Hamburg-based start-up Yieldlove, a German optimisation platform for the programmatic marketing of digital web inventories. With the acquisition of Yieldlove, Ströer is … Read the full press release

Schweiz und Asiatischen Entwicklungsbank (AsDB) beigetreten: 50 Jahre erfolgreiche Partnerschaft

BERN, 12-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — 1967 ist die Schweiz der Asiatischen Entwicklungsbank (AsDB) beigetreten. Als Höhepunkt der entsprechenden Feierlichkeiten findet am 19. Oktober 2017 um 16:45 an der Universität St. Gallen eine Veranstaltung mit dem Vizepräsidenten der AsDB und weiteren hochrangigen … Read the full press release

German magazine ‘auto motor und sport’ voted ŠKODA KAROQ as the best new design in the compact SUV’s

ŠKODA KAROQ wins prestigious ‘Autonis’ award in ‘auto motor und sport’ readers’ poll in Germany Traditional Czech brand’s SUV secures 28.7% of votes, prevailing against 17 contenders KAROQ features distinctive emotive design and numerous crystalline elements Mladá Boleslav, 04-Oct-2017 — … Read the full press release

Kudelski Group: Argentinian pay-TV operators CableVideo and Colsecor select technology and services from Conax

CableVideo deploys pay-TV and OTT advanced consumer offerings based on Conax multi-DRM content protection Colsecor’s operator cooperative deploys DVB content offering secured by Conax Contego, including modular Contego flexibility to enable advanced multi-device content offering in the future Strategic partner, … Read the full press release

Infront Sports & Media expands corporate running series B2Run to Poland

Popular corporate running series powers on – now covering eight countries ZUG, 15-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Infront Sports & Media, a Wanda Sports company, is expanding the corporate running series B2Run to Poland. The first race is planned for 2018 … Read the full press release

Infront: BWT AQUA AG strengthens its sponsorship commitment in Switzerland

International water technology group will be visible from the start of new season, which begins 19/20 September 2017 ZUG, 14-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Swiss Ice Hockey Cup strengthens its partner portfolio for the upcoming 2017/18 season with a top … Read the full press release

MTG will be the exclusive home of the World Boxing Super Series in the Nordic and Baltic regions

STOCKHOLM, 11-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — MTG’s TV channels and streaming service Viaplay will be the exclusive home of the World Boxing Super Series in the Nordic and Baltic regions. Starting on 9 September, fight fans can follow every punch live as … Read the full press release

EBU to demonstrate techniques that address the requirements of modern broadcasters at this year’s IBC show

Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland, 05-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — At this year’s IBC show, the EBU stand (10.F20) will focus on demonstrating techniques that address the requirements of modern broadcasters – developed by the broadcast community itself. With more complex and more fragmented … Read the full press release

Grammy Winner Coolio & Wrestling Legend Virgil on an Adult Star’s Presidential Ticket – Press Conference

Embarrassed by the state of the country, adult star Cherie DeVille wants to lead by example, bringing change to the country – a Real Person for the People DeVille’s Team features Coolio as Vice President, with WWE great Virgil as … Read the full press release

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Wieland Speck will contribute to Berlinale as Consultant of the Official Programme

BERLIN, 23-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Wieland Speck, until now head of the Berlinale’s Panorama section, will in the future be contributing his extensive range of expertise on film to the Berlinale as Consultant of the Official Programme. Starting in 1982, Wieland Speck … Read the full press release

UFA Film Nights expected to attract thousands of film friends to Museum Island in Berlin’s historic center

Early masterpieces of cinematic history and a contemporary UFA movie attract cinephiles to Museum Island Bertelsmann CEO Thomas Rabe: Preserving the silent film heritage is important common cause UFA co-CEOs Wolf Bauer and Nico Hofmann: UFA Film Nights highlight innovative … Read the full press release

MTG will show live matches from DKB Handball-Bundesliga each week from the 2017/2018 season

STOCKHOLM, 22-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — MTG has secured the exclusive Nordic media rights to the DKB Handball-Bundesliga for the next six seasons – bringing world class handball action to fans in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden on TV, online and mobile. … Read the full press release

UKTV Originals’ new branding features handcrafted logo drawn by award-winning hand lettering artist Alison Carmichael

LONDON, 22-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — UKTV, Britain’s biggest multichannel broadcast network, today revealed branding for its fast-increasing slate of commissioned programming, UKTV Originals. The launch of the new branding follows UKTV’s track record for launching successful original shows such as, John Bishop … Read the full press release

Bookings for Floyd Mayweather Jr v Conor McGregor live boxing open for Virgin TV customers

HOOK, 22-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Bookings for this epic clash open today for Virgin TV customers What: Floyd Mayweather Jr v Conor McGregor live boxing When: Saturday 26 August, midnight Where: Sky Sports Box Office on Virgin TV Cost: £19.95 for SD, … Read the full press release

EBU: Programmes from 13 different countries nominated for the Rose d’Or award at the 56th annual ceremony in Berlin

Programmes from 13 different countries have been nominated to win a coveted Rose d’Or award at the 56th annual ceremony in Berlin, on 19 September, organized by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). GENEVA, 22-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The list of 40 nominees in … Read the full press release

EFJ/IFJ opposes Ukrainian government raids on a prominent Ukrainian news website

BRUSSELS, 16-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The EFJ/IFJ has strongly condemned accusations by a Ukrainian MP that the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine (NUJU) was guilty of implementing “Russian media projects” and supporting anti-Ukrainian media. The astonishing claims came after the union opposed … Read the full press release

Ströer to acquire one of Germany’s largest dialog marketing specialists

Further expansion of the Group’s new growth segment COLOGNE, 04-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Yesterday (01.08.2017) Ströer signed the purchase agreement to acquire the Ranger Group, one of Germany’s largest dialog marketing specialists. The main shareholder Waterland and co-investors are thus selling … Read the full press release

BPM, Sámi Blood and Western announced finalists for the 2017 Lux Film Prize

BRUSSELS, 27-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The three films competing for the 2017 Lux Film Prize were announced on 25 July in Rome during the Giornate degli Autori (Venice Days) by Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament BPM (Beats per minute) … Read the full press release

LMU study: benefits and risks associated with monitoring tools on social media

MUNICH, 25-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The controversial Snap Map app enables Snapchat users to track their friends. This is the latest in a series of monitoring tools to be built on social media platforms. A new LMU study assesses the benefits … Read the full press release

The global betting and gaming brand 12BET becomes Official Partner of the TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017

Infront brings the global betting and gaming company on board for the prestigious badminton highlight of the year ZUG, 24-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Badminton World Federation (BWF) and 12BET have agreed a partnership that will see the global betting and … Read the full press release

The new marathon league Asian Premier Marathons (APM) has officially been launched in Beijing

Beijing, China, 24-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Asian Premier Marathons (APM), a new marathon league jointly established by Infront China and the Beijing, Beirut and Seoul Marathons, under the leadership of Asian Athletic Association (AAA), has officially been launched in Beijing today. … Read the full press release

Blind Children Find New Hope Through Music in Wuhan, China

Beijing, China, 17-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Wuhan School for The Blind is the only school of its kind in Hubei province, central China. Not only does it cater to pupils who face enormous challenges because of their disabilities, but it … Read the full press release

Pearson to sell 22% stake in Penguin Random House Venture to Bertelsmann SE & Co KGaA

LONDON, 13-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Further to our January announcement, Pearson PLC (“Pearson”) today announces an agreement to sell a 22% stake in the Penguin Random House Venture (“PRH”) to our partner Bertelsmann SE & Co KGaA (“Bertelsmann”) and recapitalise the … Read the full press release

Vivendi acquired the 59.2% stake in Havas held by the Bolloré Group

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Films from the Berlinale Competition, Panorama, Forum and Generation sections at the Radio Eins Open-Air Cinema in Friedrichshain

BERLIN, 12-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — From July 20 to 23, 2017, film fans will have another opportunity to see audience favourites and winning films from the Berlinale Competition, Panorama, Forum and Generation sections: under the stars and before their German cinema … Read the full press release

Bertelsmann acquires another 22 percent of shares in Penguin Random House from co-owner Pearson

Group acquires another 22 percent of shares from co-shareholder Pearson Strategic three-quarters majority of the world’s largest publishing house Pearson remains co-owner of Penguin Random House with 25-percent stake Bertelsmann CEO Thomas Rabe: “The book business is part of Bertelsmann’s … Read the full press release

UKTV: street-based gameshow Don’t Say It, Bring It hosted by comedian Jason Byrne on Dave

LONDON, 10-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — UKTV’s leading entertainment channel Dave has today announced a street-based gameshow Don’t Say It, Bring It hosted by comedian Jason Byrne. The gameshow challenges people to bring back the answer, but not to say it, in return for Jason’s cash prizes. … Read the full press release