Paywizard: 26% have cancelled a pay TV service due to bad customer service

More than a quarter of consumers have cancelled a pay TV service in the past 12 months due to poor customer service, according to research by Paywizard. The TV service payments company found that 26% of people surveyed had cancelled a service because of poor customer service, and that 44% of people who had a […]

Edgeware: watermarking could halve video piracy losses

Forensic watermarking could halve the losses from online video piracy, according to research commissioned by TV technology and watermarking company Edgeware. The research, which was conducted in partnership with YouGov, found that 50% of viewers who watch pirated content said they would be dissuaded from doing so if they knew it was watermarked and could […]

Super Soccer TV taps Tellyo for live-streaming

Indonesian online sports network Super Soccer TV has tapped cloud-based video production technology outfit Tellyo to enable live-streaming of the remainder of the 2017/2018 Italian Serie A and English FA Cup matches, and to live broadcast football programmes in Indonesia. The company will also record and replay matches through Tellyo, and utilise the platform’s editing […]

RDK: worldwide deployments up 62% year-on-year

RDK Management claims that video and broadband service providers have now deployed more than 40 million devices running the RDK software worldwide. Announcing the update at the Connected TV World Summit in London this morning, RDK Management said the deployment figure is up 62% compared to the same time last year. In total, more than […]

Tata Sky taps Accedo for mobile video

Indian service provider Tata Sky has tapped Accedo to provide a unified live and video-on-demand experience across the web and Android and iOS apps for its mobile video service. Tata Sky selected Accedo to create an engaging mobile video experience for the service, which comprises sports, news and 5000-plus entertainment titles, along with a seven […]

Piksel appoints media and entertainment MDs

Piksel has upped head of product Kris Brown and head of solutions Kristan Bullett to joint managing directors of its media and entertainment business. Bullett and Brown succeed Ralf Tillmann, who is currently serving as interim CEO, and will take charge of Piksel’s media and entertainment operations on a global basis. “Both Kris and Kristan […]

Amagi appoints new CEO

Cloud-managed broadcast services company Amagi has appointed former Encompass, Ascent Media, Bharti Airtel and BT executive, Deepakjit Singh, as its new CEO. Singh has more than 30 years of experience in broadcast technology and will work to grow Amagi, particularly in the US where it launched in late 2017. “Globally, there is a huge void […]

YouTube Red taps TiVo for music metadata

Google has selected TiVo Music Metadata to provide artist data and images for YouTube Red, YouTube Music and the Google Play Music store. Through the deal, YouTube and Google will be able to connect music videos to artist pictures and songs, offering what TiVo described as a “more immersive entertainment experience”. “In addition to the […]

Anevia acquires compression firm Keepixo

OTT and IPTV software solutions provider, Anevia, has acquired France-based video compression software specialist, Keepixo. Anevia said the deal will allow it to offer operators and broadcasters an end-to-end encoding, transcoding, storage, packaging and delivery solution that will meet new quality standards like 4K HDR and HEVC. “It’s a truly exciting time for Anevia following […]

Technicolor appoints Publicis exec as CFO

Techicolor has appointed Publicis Groupe’s chief performance officer, Laurent Carozzi, as chief financial officer of the group. At Publicis he was number two to CFO Jean-Michel Etienne. Before this he spent 12 years at the Lagardère Group, latterly as chief of operations and chief financial officer at its sports and entertainment business unit. “I am […]

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