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APB : APB AUGUST 2015 VOL32 ISS6
August 2015 st 2015 WHAT WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF REVENUE SECURITY FOR ULTRA HD VIDEO? Find out on Page 28 IS THE FUTURE OF REVENUE SECURITY FOR ULTRA HD VIDEO? Find out on Page 28 www.apb-news.com www.apb-news.com | AUGUST 2015 | VOLUME 32 | ISSUE 6 NEWS & VIEWS 6 W O R L D I N B R I E F S Korea saves spectrum for terrestrial TV SEOUL – South Korea’s Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) will distribute the 700MHz frequency band to five terrestrial TV channels. MSIP’s Second Vice-Minister Choi Jae-you also proposed that the Korean government assign the 30MHz frequency band to four more terrestrial broadcast service providers for 4K UHD TV broadcasting. Debating BCC’s future LONDON – The UK government has issued a consultation ‘Green Paper’, setting out the topics for debate as part of the process to review the BBC’s Royal Charter to ensure it remains a valued public broadcaster. Questions about what the BBC should be trying to achieve in an age where consumer choice is now far more extensive than it has been, needs to be asked, said John Whittingdale, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. 2020 Olympics will spur 8K TV shipments TOKYO – With Tokyo 2020 Olympics to be broadcast in 8K by Japanese broadcasters, research firm IHS has predicted that global shipments of 8K TVs are likely to rise from 2,700 in 2015 to 911,000 in 2019, with the biggest inhibitor to the growth being consumer screen-sized preferences. CREATION 14 MANAGEMENT 18 DISTRIBUTION 22 FreeviewPlus offers NZ a unified TV experience by shawn liew AUCKLAND – Television New Zealand (TVNZ), Mãori Television, and MediaWorks have taken the next step towards offerings viewers in New Zealand access to content when and where they want it. Launched last month, FreeviewPlus New Zealand is an HbbTV-powered service that brings together broadcast content from more than 19 live channels and on-demand content from the three NZ broadcasters. New Zealanders are big viewers of both video-on- demand (VoD) content and free-to-air (FTA) television, with TV remaining the dominant screen, was the assessment of Tom Cotter, CIPO of Mediaworks. Cotter told APB: “We know people are still drawn to the biggest screen in the house — the ‘home cinema’ experience — and viewers are increasingly telling us they’d like to be able to find their favourite shows all in one place. “For the first time, we’re bringing FTA TV and VoD together in the same place — your TV. FreeviewPlus enables viewers to move seamlessly between the Freeview channels and related on-demand services.” FreeviewPlus New Zealand can be accessed via a FreeviewPlus New Zealand is an HbbTV-powered service that brings together broadcast content from more than 19 live channels and on-demand content from the three NZ broadcasters. set-top box costing around NZ$150 (about US$99), or through the Freeview app on smart TVs from brands such as Panasonic, LG and Sony. Essentially, FreeviewPlus New Zealand is about making content easily available to viewers, said Kevin Kenrick, CEO of TVNZ. He added: “We are increasingly agnostic about how our content is consumed but passionate about ensuring that people can get it free-to-view when and where they want it — which, 8 8 TV still most efficient way to communicate by kamarul arifin a h BANGKOK – The key regulatory policy issue in broadcasting is the availability of frequencies to enable over-the-air (OTA), freeto-access media services, declared Dr Amal Punchihewa, director of technology at the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU). Speaking at last month’s ASEAN Broadcasting Regulation Forum in Bangkok, Thailand, Dr Amal reminded regulators and delegates that broadcasting remains the most efficient way of communicating with the masses, and offers information, especially through OTA and free-to-access services, to audiences without any discrimination. ABU members are spread across 50 countries in Asia-Pacific. Only five countries have opposed further release of frequencies for other services after the completion of the digitisation process; four 8 8 South Korea’s SBS and China’s Anhui TV will co-produce a Chinese version of The Law of the Jungle, a South Korean reality-documentary show. S Korea and China in joint production SEOUL – South Korean broadcaster Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) has partnered with China’s direct-to-home operator Anhui Television and Chinese producer and distributor IPCN, to produce two reality shows. SBS and Anhui TV will co- produce a Chinese version of The Law of the Jungle, a South Korean reality-documentary show. SBS announced: “We will put our best producers and staff on the Chinese version of The Law of the Jungle, build an efficient production system, so it can serve as a new success model for content exchange between South Korea and China.” The Korean broadcaster will also work with IPCN to produce a third season of the reality TV show Supernanny, which originated in the UK, and which chronicles parents struggling with their children’s behaviour. Supernanny’s first two seasons were orginally aired on CCTV2. X-PLATFORM 26 August 20 August 20 August 20 August 20 August 20 August 20 August 20
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