Telaria hires Giblin as head of demand

TV ad software vendor Telaria has further expanded into EMEA with the appointment of Mark Giblin as its head of demand.  In his role, Giblin will work with more than 45 plugged-in video demand partners. His appointment comes at a time where video ad spend is rapidly growing, reaching €7.6 billion in the last year. […]

Plume announces tech agreement with WightFibre

Smart home connectivity vendor Plume has announced a new agreement with WightFibre to provide the tech behind its new residential WiFi offer. The new deal will see customers in the Isle of Wight offered WightFibre Whole Home Wifi, powered by Plume. The mesh network product promises to provide improved WiFi coverage, with every full fibre […]

Applicaster hires former Ooyala VP as VP of EMEA and APAC sales

Platform provider Applicaster has announced the appointment of Jason Johns to the role of vice president of sales for EMEA and APAC.  In this role, Johns will oversee Applicaster’s EMEA and APAC commercial and go-to-market strategies. The company added that, under Johns, it will also extend its work with sports brands, teams, and leagues, along […]

Plume signs smart home deals with VOO, Sunrise

Smart home services platform provider Plume has announced two new deals with VOO and Sunrise.  The vendor earlier this year signed deals in the UK with TalkTalk and Virgin Media. The agreement with VOO will see subscribers in Belgium offered VOO WiFi+, a smart home service offering that has been designed to “improve, personalise and […]

DVB-I spec officially approved by body

The DVB has formally approved the specification for DVB-I. The industry consortium initially demonstrated the new DVB-I standard at IBC. The demo included broadband and broadcast delivered linear television services using HTTP-based access and streaming mechanisms.  The body said that specification aims to ensure that linear television delivered over the internet is as user-friendly and […]

Bitmovin to receive €20 million in funding from EIB

Streaming tech company Bitmovin is to receive funding of up to €20 million from the  European Investment Bank (EIB).  The company, which charts the likes of RTL, Hulu Japan and the BBC among its clients, said that the funding will allow it to strengthen its R&D and product development team in Austria and support investments […]

NAGRA and KAON launch Android TV offer

Content protection firm NAGRA has partnered with broadband customer premise equipment (CPE) provider KAON to launch a new streaming platform for Android TV. The solution is designed to accelerate time-to-market of Android TV-based services for pay-TV operators.  The hybrid Android TV-based service will be offered through the NAGRA Android Fast Track programme and pre-integrated with […]

Digital TV Europe to host webinar on piracy management

Digital TV Europe has announced that it will be hosting a webinar on the topic of piracy management. Content piracy has evolved over the last few years with the democratization of IP-based video delivery. Pirates have found ways to bypass traditional content protection technologies, redistribute and monetize pirated content. Broadcasters face pressure to increase subscribers […]

Roku completes dataxu Acquisition, launches Apple Watch app

Roku has announced the completion of its acquisition of dataxu.  Initially announced at the end of October, dataxu will provide Roku with a demand-side platform (DSP), device graph technology, and analytics platform. Roku says that it also expects the acquisition will accelerate its ad tech roadmap and ability to serve a “wide array of advertisers”. […]

Nielsen splits retail and media businesses following “challenging year”

Measurement company Nielsen is to split into two publicly traded companies. Announced on Thursday, the company said that the move will boost shareholder value.  The decision has been approved by activist investor Elliott Management, which disclosed a 5.1% stake in the company in August 2018.  Nielsen’s Global Media business will deal with media and advertising […]

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