British minister urges same rules for streaming services, broadcasters - Times

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(Reuters) - Britain's streaming services and broadcasters should be on a level playing field, as traditional broadcasters now compete with "one hand tied behind their backs", Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said on Wednesday.

Crackdown-hit Alibaba to divest 5% stake in Chinese broadcaster

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - An investment arm of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, targeted in a regulatory crackdown, will divest its entire stake of 5.01% in broadcaster Mango Excellent Media Co Ltd, the media firm said.

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Nigeria orders broadcasters not to use Twitter to gather information

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ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian television and radio stations should not use Twitter to gather information and have to de-activate their accounts, the broadcast authority said following the move to suspend the U.S.

Broadcast Media is Finally Embracing AI

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But in the years that followed, the broadcast industry was surprisingly slow to adopt other AI or machine learning (ML) technologies. Netflix’s recommendation engine may have made waves when the company’s streaming platform launched in 2010. AI & Machine Learning

AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

Join our amazing panelists, Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable and International Broadcaster; Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, The Climate 4.0 Project, to discuss how today's AR/VR and related AI-enabled technologies can be effectively applied, using data from such sources as NASA and NOAA, to both improve and accelerate urban sustainability planning and design.

Facebook wraps up deals with Australia media firms, TV broadcaster SBS not included

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While Facebook has announced deals with most of the country's largest news outlets, some media companies including TV broadcaster SBS have been left out in the cold, raising questions about the scope and effectiveness of the law. By Byron Kaye.

Hyundai in early, unspecified talks with Apple; broadcaster says discussing electric vehicles

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SEOUL/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - South Korea's Hyundai Motor Co said on Friday it was in early, unspecified talks with Apple after a local broadcaster said the pair were discussing an electric car and battery tieup, sending Hyundai shares surging 24%. By Heekyong Yang and Stephen Nellis.

How Can You Optimize your Spark Jobs and Attain Efficiency – Tips and Tricks!

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Advanced Data Engineering Spark broadcasting core executors memoryThis article was published as a part of the Data Science Blogathon. Introduction “Data is the new oil” ~ that’s no secret and is. The post How Can You Optimize your Spark Jobs and Attain Efficiency – Tips and Tricks!

Germany takes Russia's RT Deutsch off air within days of launch

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BERLIN/MOSCOW (Reuters) -The new German-language broadcast of Russia's international television station RT went off the air days after its launch after German authorities ruled that it did not have the licence it needed to operate in the country. By Miranda Murray and Alexander Marrow.

U.S. Supreme Court permits FCC to loosen media ownership rules

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Supreme Court on Thursday allowed the Federal Communication Commission to loosen local media ownership restrictions, handing a victory to broadcasters in a ruling that could facilitate industry consolidation as consumers increasingly move online. By Andrew Chung and David Shepardson.

Italy court orders Vivendi to pay Mediaset 1.7 million euros, rejecting multi-billion damage claim

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MILAN (Reuters) - An Italian court ruled on Monday that French media giant Vivendi pay Italian broadcaster Mediaset more than 1.7 The Milanese broadcaster was seeking around 3 billion euros ($3.6

U.S. calls on Nigeria to end Twitter suspension

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The United States on Thursday condemned the Nigerian government for suspending Twitter and targeting individuals who use the social media site, including Nigerian broadcasters, and called for the African nation to reverse its decision.

Serie A mulls YouTube deal as Middle East talks falter - sources

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MILAN (Reuters) - Serie A is considering live-streaming some matches on YouTube in the Middle East and North Africa as Italy's top-flight soccer league faces a stalemate over the sale of broadcasting rights in the region, two sources familiar with the matter said. By Elvira Pollina.

Canada seeks $630 million from streaming firms to fund domestic content

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OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada introduced a bill on Tuesday that would strengthen the broadcast regulator and allow it to collect up to C$830 million ($630 million) by 2023 from online streaming companies such as Netflix and Amazon to fund Canadian content. By David Ljunggren.

OneWeb launches 36 satellites into orbit from Kazakhstan

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Britain-based tech company OneWeb launched 36 communications satellites into space from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Monday, live broadcasts showed.

Italy's Mediaset wins two legal cases involving online piracy

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MILAN (Reuters) - Italian broadcaster Mediaset said on Friday it had won two legal cases against French and U.S. portals involving online piracy.

French TV group M6 partners with Snapchat

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The broadcaster's content will be available via the Discover tab of the app, becoming the first French TV group to link up with Snapchat, M6 said.

YouTube deletes RT's German channels over COVID misinformation

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BERLIN (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's YouTube deleted Russian state-backed broadcaster RT's German-language channels on Tuesday, saying it had breached its COVID misinformation policy.

TSMC says can catch up with auto chip demand by end June - CBS

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broadcaster CBS. Speaking to CBS' 60 Minutes in comments broadcast on Sunday, TSMC Chairman Mark Liu said they first heard about the shortages in December and the following month began trying to squeeze out as many chips as possible for automakers.

Russia fines Google for failing to delete banned content

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Russia threatened to block YouTube earlier on Wednesday after Russian state-backed broadcaster RT's German-language channels were deleted. ($1 MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Moscow court on Wednesday fined Alphabet Inc.'s s Google 6.5

Japan's Renesas to shift production to Ehime from fire-hit chip plant: NHK

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese chipmaker Renesas Electronics Corp is set to shift some production to a factory in the southwestern prefecture of Ehime after a fire damaged a factory in northeast Japan, public broadcaster NHK said on Tuesday.

NBC News adds 200 jobs in streaming, digital push

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Last year Comcast scrapped plans to launch an international TV news channel with its British pay-TV broadcaster Sky, which had been named NBC Sky World News and which it expected to take on CNN.

Russia investigates Netflix after complaint over LGBT content

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The commissioner, Olga Baranets, complained to the Interior Ministry that Netflix was in breach of a 2013 law that bans disseminating "propaganda on non-traditional sexual relations" among Russians under the age of 18 when broadcasting LGBT-themed series with a 16+ label.

China should root out online games that distort history - China National Radio

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese regulators should strengthen the vetting of online games and have "zero tolerance" toward those that distort history, state broadcaster China National Radio (CNR) said in commentary on its website.

Toshiba's top shareholder says undecided whether to support breakup

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stake in Toshiba, issued a statement after a Japanese broadcaster cited an Effissimo-related source as saying the fund wouldn't support the plans.

Grindr fine cut to $7 million in Norway data privacy case

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United States-based Grindr, which describes itself as the world's largest social networking app for gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people, told Norwegian broadcaster NRK that it strongly disagrees with the decision to fine the company.

Jetpacks, flying cars and taxi drones: transport's future is in the skies

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We can't continue to use road transport; 3D mobility is really important," Anna Kominik, Asia Pacific Director at Wisk, said in an interview broadcast on Thursday at the Reuters Next conference. By Jane Wardell.

Australia mulls measures making social media giants responsible for defamatory postings

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We expect a stronger position from the platforms," Fletcher said in an interview on the Australian Broadcasting Corp.

Comcast, Walmart team up to sell smart TVs with the media firm's software

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The smart TV called XClass TV will be made by Hisense and integrate streaming, on demand, broadcast and cable options with Comcast's software and will support voice search. (Add dropped word 'said' in paragraph 1).

China regulator bars Tencent from exclusive rights in online music

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The State Administration Of Market Regulation (SAMR) said it had investigated Tencent's activities in the online music broadcasting platform market in China, in which music copyright is the core asset, in a notice posted on its official website.

China welcomes Huawei executive home, but silent on freed Canadians

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Chinese state broadcaster CCTV carried a statement by the Huawei executive, written as her plane flew over the North Pole, avoiding U.S. By David Stanway.

Japan's COVID-19 app failed to pass on some contact warnings

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I am truly sorry for the inconvenience caused and for the loss of trust," state broadcaster NHK cited the health minister, Norihisa Tamura, as saying.

South Korea's LGES, Hyundai Motor start work on Indonesian EV battery plant

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In a video broadcast on Wednesday, Indonesian President Joko Widodo said the plant was the first EV battery facility in Southeast Asia and signalled the government's commitment to use its nickel resources to develop downstream industries.

North Korea seeks to boost education with toy-like robots

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The footage, broadcast by North Korean state television KRT, also showed two other larger plastic robots, each with a vaguely humanoid appearance. By Sangmi Cha.

Dating group ParshipMeet prepares for IPO in 2022 - sources

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ParshipMeet, which is 43% owned by buyout group General Atlantic and 53% by German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 By Arno Schuetze and Douglas Busvine.

Apple in early talks for streaming rights of NFL Sunday Ticket games: The Information

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billion a year to broadcast the games, the report said. (Reuters) - Apple Inc is in early talks with the U.S. National Football League (NFL) for the streaming rights of its Sunday Ticket games, The Information reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.

UK's BT taps Crozier as chairman to help drive transformation

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Crozier, who previously brought new strategies to broadcaster ITV, Royal Mail and the Football Association, will become chairman designate on Nov. By Kate Holton.

Australia's political opposition to support Facebook, Google legislation: sources

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CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia's political opposition will support proposed legislation that would force Alphabet's Google and Facebook to pay publishers and broadcasters for content, two sources briefed on the matter said. By Colin Packham.

Canada's Rogers Communications beats quarterly revenue estimates

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The return of live sport broadcasting also played a positive role in boosting the Toronto-based telecom operator's revenue.

Disney close to picking next ABC News president - NBC News

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Godwin, a 14-year veteran of CBS, would become the first Black woman to lead a broadcast news division, NBC News reported, citing two sources with knowledge of the situation.

How Vietnam's 'influencer' army wages information warfare on Facebook

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According to a Reuters review of provincial-level state media reports and broadcasts by the army's official television station, Force 47 has since its inception in 2016 set up hundreds of Facebook groups and pages, and published thousands of pro-government articles and posts. By James Pearson.

Danish media firms join forces to seek payment deal with Facebook, Google

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Representatives of 29 Danish media companies, including state broadcaster DR, partly state-funded TV2, as well as most major newspaper publishers, will gather on Friday for their first meeting. "We By Tim Barsoe.

Australia says content laws already working after Nine-Google deal reports

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SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia on Wednesday said promised laws forcing tech giants to pay media outlets for content had already succeeded after reports that publisher and broadcaster Nine Entertainment Co Holdings Ltd agreed on a licensing deal with Google. By Byron Kaye.