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AT&T confirms merger of WarnerMedia with Discovery


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 launches out-of-the-box sports video solution

2021-05-07T09:03:00+01:00By Jo Ruddock

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 Media to be acquired by Apollo Funds

2021-05-07T08:39:00+01:00By Jo Ruddock

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 launches first Android TV STB in a fully secure ecosystem with Nagra

2021-04-21T08:57:00+01:00By Jo Ruddock

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 announces AWS Media Intelligence Solutions

2021-03-29T08:29:00+01:00By Jo Ruddock

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 acquires ad tech company STAQ

2021-03-23T15:19:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

Operative has announced the completion of its acquisition of STAQ, a data collection, normalisation and visualisation technology company.

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Amdocs’ Vindicia extends agreement with Vimeo to enhance monetisation opportunities

2021-03-16T10:15:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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 enhances BkYou with ad preparation capabilities

2021-03-12T09:18:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

Broadpeak has unveiled the next generation of its BkYou ad personalisation solution, featuring new ad preparation capabilities.


Okko Sport deploys Verimatrix anti-piracy technology

2021-03-04T09:29:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

Leading Russian sports streaming service Okko Sport has selected Verimatrix to assist in preventing unauthorised sports broadcasts.


Nielsen launches Gracenote Inclusion Analytics to accelerate diversity transformation

2021-03-01T09:25:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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 and Sky Media collaborate on multiplatform ad management

2021-02-23T11:03:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

Imagine Communications has entered into an agreement with Sky Media to transform the way that multiplatform media advertising is bought and sold.


MPP Global and Agillic partner to deliver best-in-class subscriber tech

2021-02-12T09:38:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

Agillic and MPP Global are partnering to provide a comprehensive, end-to-end subscription solution.


Firstlight Media and Evergent team up to deepen OTT subscriber relationships

2021-02-05T10:16:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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.


EZDRM adds Huawei WisePlay DRM support

2021-02-03T11:36:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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 launches IP Link 3.0

2021-01-21T11:08:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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.


Synamedia partners with Akamai to speed pirate take downs

2021-01-14T11:26:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

Security and watermarking solutions from Synamedia are now integrated with Akamai’s Intelligent Edge Platform to protect customers streaming OTT content.


Orange delivers targeted ads with SoftAtHome’s Watch’ON

2021-01-13T12:57:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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.


Operative names Hans Fischmann VP of product strategy

2021-01-13T12:47:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

Hans has been appointed vice president of product strategy leading the multichannel video programming distributor (MVPD) market at adtech company Operative.


Norigin Media offers new AdTech solution with Fraunhofer FOKUS

2021-01-08T09:44:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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 integrates picture-in-picture in ETX playout

2020-12-08T11:21:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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 launches Verizon Media ConnectID

2020-12-04T10:04:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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.


NativeWaves and Stats Perform announce partnership

2020-11-25T12:36:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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.


Canal+ Group and Kudelski announce shutdown of illegal on-demand content distributor

2020-11-17T14:23:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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.


Synamedia names Paul Segre as CEO

2020-10-23T10:51:00+01:00By Jo Ruddock

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.


MediaScouting Broadcast and News Insight make for easier content analysis


DataScouting has released the new version of its MediaScouting Broadcast platform, claiming to have made it more intelligent, easy to use, efficient and reliable.

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Intelligent media monitoring platform from DataScouting takes 360° view


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.


Grupo Express chooses Nagra to support new OTT services


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.


Whip Media Group takes on GrayMeta as strategic partner


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.


Synamedia addresses advertising revenue with Iris


Video software provider Synamedia has launched Iris, a new addressable advertising product.


US piracy report released by Nagra and Digital Citizens Alliance


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.


A+E Networks moves European broadcast ops to the cloud


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).


Norigin launches new AdScan tool


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.


Brat TV chooses Amagi as cloud partner


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 makes mark with NexGuard in MediaConvert


Nagra has announced API integration of its NexGuard forensic watermarking technologies into file-based video transcoding service AWS Elemental MediaConvert.


Altibox Norway secures Verimatrix deal


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.


Amagi assists Qwest in monetising music content


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 helps kick out pirates as illegal IPTV streamer is shut down


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.


Team effort makes mark on Oscar security


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.


UHP reports record revenue


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.


US investment helps deliver 30% revenue uplift for ThinkAnalytics


ThinkAnalytics has reported that revenues increased 30% year-on-year for the fiscal year ending 31 December 2019.


Qligent shows Foresight to tackle ‘silent sufferers’


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.


NexPlayer and EZDRM support Widevine DRM


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.


Jump Data-Driven Video partners with VYND.IO for MENA access


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).


Deltratre launches mtribes for increased personalisation


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.


Arvato to develop audioXchange radio ad sales platform


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.

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The IBC Daily 2019: Day 4


Read the latest issue of the IBC Daily online now.

McCarthy (left): “Speed is one of our key design requirements”

Content metadata platform showcased


AWS partner Meta is showcasing its content metadata platform and API gateway for the media and entertainment industries.

Padrines: ‘Content is king, but the user experience is queen’

Synamedia – bringing together broadcast and OTT


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.

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Diving into data with IMES


Content services platform Iron Mountain InSight is being showcased for the first time at IBC following its launch earlier in 2019.


The IBC Daily 2019: Day 3


Today’s issue of the IBC Daily is available to read online now.

Brickmeier: “We’ve built in substantial customisation such that unique needs can be easily accommodated.”

Customisation key for Velocix


With a customer list that includes Liberty Global, Sky, Telefónica, T-Mobile and Vodafone, it’s clear that Velocix knows its target market.

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The IBC Daily 2019: Day 2


Read Saturday’s edition of the IBC Daily online now.

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Tech Mahindra helping content make money

2019-09-13T15:00:00+01:00By Steve Fairclough

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.

Munford: “Identity Cloud drives advanced programmatic or personalised advertising strategies”

Clever cloud


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.


End-to-end targeted TV


On show on the Viaccess-Orca stand is the company’s VO Secure Video Player.

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Piracy: accuracy matters


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.


Fincons faces up to hybrid


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.