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JW Player buys Vualto

Video software and data insights platform JW Player is to acquire DRM solutions provider VUALTO.  JW Player said that the acquisition deepens its “already robust offering to global broadcasters.” The JW Player platform combines scalable video delivery with data insights from 2.7 billion unique monthly devices. The addition of VUALTO will enrich the platform with […]

Commercial venue sports streaming platform Screach announces international expansion

Sports streaming upstart Screach has announced a global rollout after securing US$2 million in investment. Created by UK-based tech firm Screenreach, Screach claims to be the world’s first sports streaming and ad platform built specifically for commercial venues. The funding round included investment by several HNW individuals and Hotspur Capital, who together with the British […]

Broadpeak launches new Intel-based CDN benchmarking tool

CDN technology specialist Broadpeak has launched a new software-based CDN benchmarking tool in collaboration with Intel.  Using Intel Xeon Scalable processors and Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK), along with Intel Network Builders’ secure DevCloud environment, Broadpeak said that its CDN benchmarking tool simulates realistic video player behaviours and supports the latest protocols. The tool provides […]

Vbox launches ATSC 3.0 Android TV Gateway

Israel-based VBox Communications has announced the launch of its ATSC 3.0 Android TV Gateway. The new launch introduces ATSC 3.0 receiving and streaming capability to VBox’s TV Gateway product line. The range, running Android TV, presents users with access to online streaming services and 4K live TV channels. The company claims that the ATSC 3.0 […]

BT launches smart broadcast network Vena

BT has launched a new smart broadcast network dubbed Vena. Launching via BT Media and Broadcast, Vena promises to be “a world-first, software-defined smart broadcast network” that can simplify how media companies produce and distribute content.  BT said that Vena will support “all needs across live, streaming and data” and that it is compatible with […]

CTV to drive increasing digital video spend in the US

Digital video advertising is expected to represent more than half of all video spend in the US this year. According to new research from IAB, digital video advertising is projected to represent 56% of the country’s total video spend in 2021, while connected TV continues to outpace other formats. CTV saw its highest ad spend […]

EBU selects Haivision for European Aquatic Championships coverage

European Broadcasting Union (EBU) subsidiary Eurovision Sport has partnered with Haivision for its broadcast of the upcoming European Aquatic Championships. Haivision said that its Haivision Hub video network service will be incorporated within Eurovision Sport’s current solution to provide multiple real-time video feeds to broadcasters across Europe to enable their remote production of the event […]

Verizon sells off Verizon Media unit at huge loss

Verizon has announced the sale of its media businesses for US$5 billion The sale includes brands Yahoo and AOL, and is a tacit admission of failure in the media and advertising world following a heavy investment in the space. Both brands are being sold to Apollo Global Management for around US$5 billion, almost half of […]

HISPASAT agrees deal with Telefónica Group to take over Media Networks Latin America

Telefónica Group has agreed a deal with satellite operator HISPASAT for the latter to take over the management and signal transport business of Telefónica subsidiary Media Networks Latin America. HISPASAT said that the transition will be carried out in the upcoming months in compliance with regulatory provisions, and that Movistar’s TV customers in South America […]

Verizon Media to become VIZIO’s exclusive demand-side platform in new partnership

TV maker VIZIO has announced a partnership with Verizon Media for cross-platform and CTV advertising solutions. The deal sees Verizon media gain demand-side platform (DSP) access to VIZIO’s Inscape viewership data from more than 18 million opted-in VIZIO Smart TVs from across the world. Gaining access immediately, Verizon Media will be the exclusive DSP to […]

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