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TV App Agency and Tech Mahindra Partner to Offer Onsite Services for Telcos and Operators

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 17 settembre 2018

TV App Agency a leader in OTT solutions has partnered with Tech Mahindra (TechM) to offer operators and telcos a full range of on site services for OTT deployments. “There was a need from our customers to have local, on-site, support services post launch and rather than attempting to provide these ourselves when Tech Mahindra already employs 113,550 people across 90 countries, this partnership allows TV App Agency to focus on our core strength in OTT product innovation”, said Bruno Pereira, co-founder TV App Agency.The partnership means that TV App Agency’s OTT customers that require support post launch can now be supported by local, TechM, personnel who are fully trained to provide OTT evolution and 24/7 support services.In addition, Tech Mahindra customers that require OTT solutions can now leverage the full TV App Agency toolset – TV App Agency Engine, TV App Template and TV App Aggregator, to provide quick to market, enterprise grade OTT apps.Tech Mahindra, is proud to partner with TV App Agency to provide full end to end design, implementation and managed operational services across the entire TV App Agency product portfolio. TechM sees the TV App Agency product as a game changer for content distribution as entertainment service providers seek to distribute content across all devices – whether they be gaming systems, smart TVs, IPTV set to boxes or next generation OTT TV services (such Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku TV). Now, with our combined service offering, we can help customers reduce the cost and time to deploy their OTT media services, and implement best practices to ensure high availability operations.

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Passenger Name Records: MEPs back EU system with data protection safeguards

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 16 luglio 2015

europolDraft EU rules on sharing and protecting the Passenger Name Record (PNR) data of people flying to or from the EU, and its use by member states and Europol to fight terrorism and serious transnational crime, were approved by the Civil Liberties Committee on Wednesday. This data must only be used to prevent, detect, investigate and prosecute these crimes, said MEPs, inserting safeguards to ensure “the lawfulness of any storage, analysis, transfer and use of PNR data”.”Without this EU system in place a number of EU governments will go it alone and create their own systems. That would leave gaps in the net and create a patchwork approach to data protection. With one EU-wide system, we can close the net and ensure high standards of data protection and proportionality are applied right across Europe. The emerging threat posed by so-called ‘foreign fighters’ has made this system even more essential”, said Civil Liberties Committee rapporteur Timothy Kirkhope (ECR, UK).”PNR is not a ‘silver bullet’ but it can be an invaluable weapon in the armoury. We will now open talks with national governments with a view to reaching a final agreement before the end of the year”, he added.The amended rules were approved by 32 votes to 27. The mandate to open negotiations with the EU Council of Ministers was approved by 36 votes to 14, with 8 abstentions.The PNR rules would apply to air carriers and non-carriers such as travel agencies and tour operators operating “international flights”, i.e. those to or from the EU, according to the committee amendments. They would not apply to “intra-EU” flights between EU member states.
Under the amended rules, PNR data could be processed “only for the purposes of prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of terrorist offences and certain types of serious transnational crime”. The list approved by MEPs includes, for example, trafficking in human beings, sexual exploitation of children, drug trafficking, trafficking in weapons, munitions and explosives, money laundering and cybercrime.The application of these rules “must be duly justified and the necessary safeguards must be in place in order to ensure the lawfulness of any storage, analysis, transfer and use of PNR data”, says the approved text.
Safeguards inserted by MEPs include the following requirements: member states’ “Passenger Information Units” (PIUs) would be entitled to process PNR data only for limited purposes, such as identifying a passenger who may be involved in a terrorist offence or serious transnational crime and who requires further examination,
PIUs would have to appoint a data protection officer to monitor data processing and safeguards and act as a single contact point for passengers with PNR data concerns, all processing of PNR data would have to be logged or documented, passengers would have to be clearly and precisely informed about the collection of PNR data and their rights, and stricter conditions would govern any transfer of data to third countries.
PNR data transferred by air carriers and non-carriers would be retained in the national PIU for an initial period of 30 days, after which all data elements which could serve to identify a passenger would have to be “masked out”, and then for up to five years.The “masked out” data would be accessible only to a limited number of PIU staff, with security training and clearance, for up to four years in serious transnational crime cases and five years for terrorism ones.After the five years, PNR data would have to be permanently deleted, unless the competent authorities are using it for specific criminal investigations or prosecutions (in which case the retention of data would be regulated by the national law of the member state concerned).
MEPs inserted new provisions requiring member states to share PNR data with each other and with Europol and stipulating conditions for doing so. EU countries should use Europol’s Secure Information Exchange Network Application (SIENA) system to share PNR data. A one-stop shop could be created to register and pass on requests for information exchanges, MEPs suggest.
This vote gives the rapporteur a mandate to start negotiations with the EU Council of Ministers to agree on the draft directive. The three-way talks between Parliament, Council and Commission negotiators (“trilogues”) should start soon.

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Operators up by 15% to 65 thousand from 145 countries

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 29 settembre 2014

verona-city-gateVerona 30 September – 3 October 2015 Indicators up and new records for the 49th Marmomacc, held for the first time in conjunction with Abitare il Tempo: more than 65.000 operators toured the halls, up by 15% over 2013, with 54% of attendance (+4,000) from 145 countries (143 last year). At the end of four show days at Veronafiere (24-27 September), the top ten international visitors saw India take first place, followed by Germany, Turkey, Spain and France. Then came China, the USA, Brazil, Russia and Egypt. There was also significant attendance from the United Kingdom, Iran, South Korea, Portugal and Poland. “This edition marked a critical step for Marmomacc, in terms of both the international development of the sector and the reciprocal promotion agreement with Expo 2015,” said Ettore Riello, President of Veronafiere. It is equally proof that trade shows are a strategic asset in Italy’s industrial policy and highlights Veronafiere’s leading role in Italy and abroad.
“This is a very positive result for the companies producing natural stone products, furniture and furnishing – all examples of excellence Made in Italy,” said Giovanni Mantovani, CEO of Veronafiere. Such results are not fortuitous but the result of the major promotion Veronafiere implements through its network of delegates in 60 countries and the initiatives of Marmomacc in the World. Such action this year achieved an increase in exhibitors (1502 from 58 countries), joined by more than 80 companies attending Abitare il Tempo, as well as official trade delegations from 45 countries.”
Marmomacc thereby confirms its status as the landmark international event for the entire natural stone value chain, from materials to manufacturing technologies and training opportunities for architects and designers. This year, for the first time, the show was held alongside Abitare il Tempo – the exhibition dedicated to furniture, interior finishes and the contract world.
The next edition of Marmomacc and Abitare il Tempo is scheduled Wednesday 30 September to Saturday 3 October 2015.

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Korean government contracts usocial for advertising campaign

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 14 marzo 2009

Brisbane, Australia  Korea’s Department of Tourism ( has commissioned controversial web traffic company uSocial ( for a large-scale advertising campaign to boost awareness and interest in foreigners looking for interesting and unique tourist destinations. Launching sometime in April, it will span all social bookmarking sites that uSocial target which include Digg, StumbleUpon and AOL’s Propeller. “We were approached by the operators of the VisitKorea website with a proposal to generate a high volume of traffic over a period of several months and they had a number of visitors in mind which was high, but definitely achievable,” said uSocial owner Leon Hill. “Over the period of the campaign, which should be complete in under three months, we estimate to send several million high-quality visitors their way.” Since uSocial have been operating, this will be their largest client to date, both in status as well as the substantial five-figure price-tag attached to the campaign. “We’re definitely looking forward to seeing what we can do for them and it’s exciting to have such a high-profile client on board.” Said Hill. “It’s a major buzz for us that in only three months we’ve managed to attract clients such as this. We’re not just marketing for business anymore, but in this case, marketing for an entire nation.” The web traffic company have been causing controversy around the internet since their December 2008 launch due to their sale of votes on some of the world’s most popular social bookmarking sites.

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