MediaKind hires former Comcast exec Ashish Patel

Technology outfit MediaKind has recruited Comcast alum Ashish Patel as president of operator platforms. In his new role, Patel will be responsible for leading the company’s long-term growth strategy for the TV platforms business. The exec most recently served as vice president of IP video engineering at Comcast where he built high-availability video workflows, designing […]

Tata Play launches Tata Play Binge platform-as-a-service

Indian pay TV service provider Tata Play, formerly known as Tata Sky, has launched Tata Play Binge PaaS, a platform-as-a-service white label offering for OTT aggregators internationally. Tata Play launched Tata Play Binge as a standalone OTT offering available without a DTH contract at the end of last year, with subscriptions starting at INR59. The […]

France’s Video Digital Multimedia taps Nagra for forensic watermarking

Kudelski Group’s Nagra has been tapped by France-based digital media solutions provider Video Digital Multimedia (VDM) to integrate its NexGuard forensic watermarking to enhance content protection across its distribution workflows. Nagra’s NexGuard forensic watermarking is integrated into VDM’s digital media platform mediaspot file distribution service to uniquely watermark all content delivered and published to third […]

Redge Media enhances platform with CDN selector and playback speed

Redge Technologies’ end-to-end OTT platform, Redge Media, has enhanced its platform with new features, including CDN selector to support Multi-CDN scenarios, content syndication, improved session management and various playback speed. At the video delivery (VDP) layer, Redge Media has launched a CDN Selector, a SaaS solution for efficient traffic management across multiple CDNs. It enables […]

Bouygues Telecom teams with Ruwido for sustainable remote controls

French service provider Bouygues Telecom has teamed up with technology partner Ruwido to create new remote controls for TVs that are 100% made from the recycled plastic of its own used remote controls. Bouygues has teamed up with Ruwido to produce remotes for its Bbox 4K HDR TV box whose cases are fully recycled. The […]

Munich court finds against Netflix in patent dispute with Broadcom

A Munich court has found in favour of chipset manufacturer Broadcom in a dispute with streaming giant Netflix over the latter’s alleged infringement of a patent related to HEVC/H.265 video coding. The District Court of Munich ruled that Netflix is infringing the relevant Broadcom patent and issued an injunction requiring Netflix to cease and desist all […]

Friend MTS targets APAC with new Singapore office

Content security provider Friend MTS has opened a new office in Singapore, which it said emphasises its continued commitment to expansion in the APAC region and around the world.  The new office will serve the Asia Pacific region, providing sales and support services for customers throughout the territory, according to Friend MTS. These teams will […]

ChatGPT powers Tubi’s new AI content navigation tool

Fox Corporation’s ad-supported video-on-demand service, Tubi, has tied with OpenAI plugin architecture ChatGPT to develop a new content navigation tool on the FAST platform via mobile devices. Tubi’s mobile feature Rabbit AI is powered by ChatGPT-4 enables to users ask questions rather than just typing keywords to discover relevant films and TV shows. The company […]

Grabyo and Magnifi team up to enhance sport content

Cloud-native live production and distribution platform, Grabyo and the AI-highlight powered generation platform, Magnifi, have joined forces to deliver a human-centred video automation workflow to sports content creators and broadcasters. Grabyo combines its live clipping, editing and publishing platform with Magnifi’s automated highlights production solution, which uses cutting-edge machine learning and computer vision technologies, to […]

Evergent deploys identity and subscriber management tools for South Africa’s

Evergent will deploy its tools for identity and subscriber management to South Africa’s free-to-air television channel to boost its offering. The partnership aims to expand presence across South Africa through flexible and innovative approaches to its subscription and service offerings. The revenue and subscriber management provider will replace ’s existing solutions for […]

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