AT&T has struck a deal to combine its WarnerMedia business with Discovery, with the aim of creating one of the largest global streaming players.
Accedo has introduced Accedo Play – Sports, an out-of-the-box sports video solution that enables sport organisations to launch, manage and monetise a service which delivers both a high-quality video-centric experience, as well as a premium and tailored fan experience.
Verizon and Apollo Global Management have announced that funds managed by affiliates of Apollo have entered into an agreement to acquire Verizon Media for $5 billion.
SITI Networks, an Essel Group Company and one of India’s largest multi-system operators, has selected Nagra’s cardless content security solution for its forthcoming Android TV set-top box launch.
AWS has announced the availability of AWS Media Intelligence (AWS MI) solutions, a combination of services that empower users to integrate AI into media content workflows.
Operative has announced the completion of its acquisition of STAQ, a data collection, normalisation and visualisation technology company.
Vindicia, part of the Amdocs Media Division, has extended its long-standing engagement with Vimeo. Vindicia provides Vimeo with a complete subscription management and retention solution to maximise customer lifetime value and business agility.
Broadpeak has unveiled the next generation of its BkYou ad personalisation solution, featuring new ad preparation capabilities.
Leading Russian sports streaming service Okko Sport has selected Verimatrix to assist in preventing unauthorised sports broadcasts.
In order to deliver unprecedented visibility into the gender, race, ethnicity and sexual orientation of talent appearing in TV programming and the audiences watching it, Nielsen has launched Gracenote Inclusion Analytics.
Imagine Communications has entered into an agreement with Sky Media to transform the way that multiplatform media advertising is bought and sold.
Agillic and MPP Global are partnering to provide a comprehensive, end-to-end subscription solution.
Firstlight Media and Evergent Technologies are integrating their cloud-based capabilities to help OTT and pay-TV providers deliver end-to-end solutions that optimise and monetise audiences.
As a Platform Partner in Huawei’s Developer Ecosystem, the EZDRM Universal DRM has now been enhanced to incorporate Huawei’s WisePlay DRM, and is available for developers to address content protection requirements for all major playback systems.
Vislink has launched IP Link 3.0, an ATSC 3.0 advanced studio-transmitter link system that can enable broadcasting service platforms to access new avenues for monetisation.
Security and watermarking solutions from Synamedia are now integrated with Akamai’s Intelligent Edge Platform to protect customers streaming OTT content.
SoftAtHome’s Watch’ON video product is powering the new addressable TV offering recently launched by Orange France. The first partnership with a national broadcaster, France Télévisions, is already up and running.
Hans has been appointed vice president of product strategy leading the multichannel video programming distributor (MVPD) market at adtech company Operative.
Video streaming solutions provider Norigin Media has successfully completed an ad-replacement trial with German R&D institute Fraunhofer FOKUS. The joint OTT AdTech proposition will offer pay-TV operators the opportunity to detect and replace advertisements on premium streaming services.
Etere ETX now includes a picture-in-picture (PIP) feature that allows users to insert live graphics and videos as an overlay over a streaming video.
Verizon Media has announced the introduction of its new unified identity solution, Verizon Media ConnectID, designed to support advertisers, publishers and consumers as the digital landscape evolves away from cookies as a way to manage and reach audiences online.
Stats Perform, a leader in AI and data technology, and streaming solutions provider NativeWaves have announced a new partnership and the launch of a product that gives sports fans an enhanced viewing experience on their mobile devices.
Kudelski Group and Canal+ Group have shutdown a Switzerland-based piracy organisation in Canton of Vaud, that delivered French-speaking on-demand content to thousands of customers.
Video software provider Synamedia has appointed Paul Segre as CEO with immediate effect. Previously CEO of Genesys, Segre succeeds Yves Padrines, who is stepping down after two years in the role.
DataScouting has released the new version of its MediaScouting Broadcast platform, claiming to have made it more intelligent, easy to use, efficient and reliable.
DataScouting, which develops and designs intelligent software solutions for media monitoring, has unveiled its MediaScouting suite to cover ‘360° media monitoring’, minimising the time and effort needed to search and find actionable information in broadcast, online, social and print media.
Nagra has announced that Grupo Express, one of Argentina’s leading cable and broadband providers, selected Nagra to enable NOW Express, a new OTT streaming service to its customers on set-top boxes and portable devices.
GrayMeta, which specialises in creating meaningful metadata using machine learning and artificial intelligence, has become a Strategic Supply Chain Partner for Whip Media Group, to help extend its data-driven Content Value Management (CVM) platform.
Video software provider Synamedia has launched Iris, a new addressable advertising product.
Digital Citizens Alliance and Nagra have jointly released an investigative report showcasing how illegal piracy subscription services in the United States have grown into a billion-dollar industry that steals from creators, circumvents legitimate TV operators, and poses risks for consumers.
Cloud-based technology company Amagi has announced that A+E Networks UK has transitioned playout and service delivery for its entire portfolio of 30 channels in Europe to Amagi’s cloud platform running on Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Video streaming specialist Norigin Media has launched its new AdScan tool, which is designed to detect and mark advertising breaks on catch-up TV content.
Cloud-based technology specialist Amagi has announced that it has enabled LA-based digital media network Brat TV to distribute its content to leading streaming TV platforms, including The Roku Channel, Samsung TV Plus and Vizio.
Nagra has announced API integration of its NexGuard forensic watermarking technologies into file-based video transcoding service AWS Elemental MediaConvert.
Verimatrix has announced that Altibox Norway, one of the largest regional telecommunication operators throughout Norway and Denmark, is among the latest European customers to move its security framework into the Verimatrix Secure Cloud.
Cloud-based technology company Amagi has released details of a new partnership with music VoD service Qwest TV to distribute and monetise the latter’s music content to CTV platforms.
Nagra, the Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL), the Spanish Football League (LaLiga), and Nordic Content Protection have announced the shutdown of an illegal IPTV streaming network based in Spain that served more than two million paying subscribers worldwide.
Nagra, Brightcove, Akamai and BuyDRM have worked together to provide a new security feature for the Academy Screening Room, a platform for Academy members used as part of the screening process for the Oscars.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and a major economic downturn unfolding in the last quarter, UHP Networks (UHP) recorded the highest revenue and profitability in its history.
ThinkAnalytics has reported that revenues increased 30% year-on-year for the fiscal year ending 31 December 2019.
Qligent has introduced Foresight as a cloud-based service that uses artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and big data to mitigate content distribution issues and help service providers keep customers happy.
Media player NexPlayer and cloud-based digital rights management specialist EZDRM have partnered to provide OTT service providers with a multi-platform product including Widevine DRM support for all device types.
Business data management platform provider Jump Data-Driven Video has partnered with UAE-based start-up VYND.IO to release Jump’s full suite of artificial intelligence-based tools across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
Fan-first video experience specialist Deltatre has unveiled mtribes, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform that the company says enables real-time, data-driven UX decisions.
IT specialist Arvato Systems has been selected by German audio marketers RMS and AS&S Radio to help develop a new radio advertising sales platform called audioXchange.
AWS partner Meta is showcasing its content metadata platform and API gateway for the media and entertainment industries.
What a difference a year makes: at IBC2018, Synamedia emerged as a new company with a new name following Permira’s acquisition of Cisco Systems’ Service Provider Video Software Solutions (SPVSS) unit, which largely comprised the NDS business that Cisco acquired in 2012.
Content services platform Iron Mountain InSight is being showcased for the first time at IBC following its launch earlier in 2019.
With a customer list that includes Liberty Global, Sky, Telefónica, T-Mobile and Vodafone, it’s clear that Velocix knows its target market.
Throughout IBC2019 in Hall 15, Tech Mahindra is showcasing its range of solutions to help telco and media companies add value to their content creation.
Addressing what the company sees as the rapidly maturing OTT industry, Akamai is introducing new capabilities designed to help operators grow their revenues, manage their viewers and secure their valuable content.
At IBC2019, content and revenue protection specialist Friend MTS is talking to visitors about why accuracy matters in the battle against piracy in entertainment and live sports.
IT business consultancy Fincons is set to showcase its latest projects and technology in the field of next generation hybrid TV and what it describes as the “next artificial intelligence-enabled level of TV transformation” at IBC 2019.