Synamedia and Triveni Digital sign ATSC 3.0 video delivery partnership

Video software provider Synamedia has agreed a deal with programme guide and metadata management provider Triveni Digital for ATSC 3.0 transition services. The companies say that the partnership equips broadcasters, content providers and service providers with “the tools to deliver best-in-class viewing experiences while meeting their service requirements for premium picture quality, bandwidth efficiency, and […]

Former HBO exec Carlin joins consultant Magid as EVP of global media and entertainment

Scott Carlin, the former HBO president of domestic television distribution, has been appointed as the executive VP of global media and entertainment for consultant Magid.  Magid is a business strategy company, founded in 1957 and operating in over 40 countries. Along with several other industries, it serves customers in the media and entertainment industries, and […]

Irdeto creates COO of video entertainment business role, appoints Shane McCarthy

Digital platform security vendor Irdeto has announced the appointment of Shane McCarthy to the newly created role of chief operating officer for the company’s video entertainment business. In this role, McCarthy will be responsible for defining Irdeto’s video entertainment strategy and overseeing execution within the business. McCarthy joins having spent the past five years as […]

Operative hires Bacho as SVP EMEA

Ad management platform Operative has announced the appointment of Said Bacho to the role of senior vice president of EMEA. In is role, Bacho will manage the company’s operations in Europe, Middle East, Africa and India with an emphasis on growing regional sales and account management teams.  Bacho is an experienced broadcast media and technology […]

EU orders Broadcom to stop exclusivity deals

Chipmaker Broadcom has been ordered to halt any exclusivity deals with TV makers amid investigations from the EU’s antitrust enforcers.  As reported by Reuters, the European Commission had warned of a possible interim measure in June, with the vendor’s deals alleged to be anticompetitive.  It is alleged that Broadcom has tied six TV set-top box […]

Globecast partners with Orby TV for pay-as-you-go satellite service

Globecast has signed a deal with pay-as-you-go satellite TV startup Orby TV to provide a range of turnkey broadcast media operational services.  Orby TV launched in the lower 48 US states in Spring 2019, with a mission statement to provide a high-quality and low-cost pay TV service with no contract and no internet required. This […]

Switch Media launches fast-to-market OTT platform

Online video tech vendor Switch Media has announced the launch of its new MediaHQ Lite OTT platform. MediaHQ Lite is an end-to-end OTT platform which the company says has been designed to provide a “comprehensive feature set at a cost-effective price point”. The platform enables users to launch an OTT service quickly without the need […]

Insights platform TV Time acquires Mediamorph

TV and film tracking and insights platform TV Time has announced the acquisition of Mediamorph. Mediamorph’s content value management (CVM) cloud platform is utilised many of the largest entertainment companies in the world.  TV Time said that the acquisition will “fuel the growth of both Mediamorph and TV Time and drive increased customer value through […]

5G heralds ‘next layer’ of digital disruption for media

The advent of 5G mobile technology will herald the biggest phase of disruption for established media businesses since the advent of digital distribution, according to a panel of experts assembled to discuss the topic at MIPCOM. 5G is the next coming layer on top of the digital disruption of the media distribution chain, according to […]

MEASAT renews distribution deal with BBC Studios

MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd., (MEASAT), in partnership with Globecast, has announced a renewal of its contract with BBC Studios. This will see the company continue to distribute BBC channels across Asia via the MEASAT-3 satellite. The channels include nature-focused BBC Earth HD, preschool television from CBeebies HD, and BBC Lifestyle Asia – the broadcaster’s […]

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