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Go90’s former general manger joins Massive

Chip Canter, the former general manager of Verizon’s millennial-focused Go90 video service, has joined Massive Interactive – a platform provider and user-experience specialist for the OTT market. Canter, who left Verizon in 2017, has joined Massive as global chief revenue officer and brings more than 20 years of strategy, business development, and product expertise to […]

Swisscom taps Ateme for virtual headend project

Swisscom has tapped TV technology provider Ateme to provide its Titan virtual encoding platform for its MediaCloud project. Swisscom’s MediaCloud project is designed to create an IPTV virtualized video headend system based on video transcoding to manage numerous TV input formats. Ateme said that its virtualised and containerised transcoder enables Swisscom to enhance its MediaCloud […]

Turner uses Accenture platform for Filmstruck, Cartoon Network TVE

Turner is using the Accenture Video Solution platform to help manage and operate some of the its online video services – including Filmstruck Curzon in the UK and Cartoon Network TV Everywhere (TVE) in Asia Pacific. The Accenture Video Solution is a cloud-based, open platform that integrates digital video management, distribution and monetisation. It is […]

Airbeem names Thorsten Sauer as executive chairman

OTT content distribution platform Airbeem has named former Ericsson executive Thorsten Sauer as executive chairman. Sauer previously served as president of Ericsson Broadcast and Media Services, now known as Red Bee Media. His time at the helm saw the acquisition of Technicolor’s Broadcast Services division in 2012, Red Bee Media in 2014 and FYI Television […]

Oregan launches SparQ middleware for Linux and Android TV

Digital TV software and services company Oregan has launched the latest version of its advanced set-top box client middleware solution, SparQ, aimed at legacy Linux set-top boxes and Android TV. Oregan said that the open standards-based offering resolves the differences between the current security and performance requirements of modern-day TV services and the hardware capabilities […]

Amino launches Operation Upcycle

UK-based TV technology outfit Amino has launched what it calls its global Upcycling initiative, a programme that id designed to enable TV operators to launch new TV services using legacy equipment. Operation Upcycle aligns with Amino’s portfolio of technologies. According to the company, examples include using legacy set-top boxes by using Amino’s Enable software to […]

Netgem launches SoundBox HD in UK with year’s free Amazon Prime

TV technology outfit Netgem has launched an all-in-one smart soundbar and TV box in the UK market in partnership with Amazon. Netgem has struck a deal with Amazon to offer its SoundBox HD direct to consumers via the Amazon website along with a year’s subscription to Amazon Prime for a price of £249. Netgem has […]

Sky confident about royal wedding second-screen technology

Sky is confident that its second-screen facial recognition enhancement to its coverage of tomorrow’s royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will work well, despite recent bad publicity around facial recognition software in the UK. Facial recognition technology attracted controversy this week when the UK’s Information Commissioner called the police to account for a […]

Fox Sports to broadcast US Open in 4K HDR over 5G

Fox Sports is to use 5G technology to stream 4K video for broadcast across the US at this year’s US Open golf championship in June. The broadcaster has tapped the services of its own Fox Innovation Lab and partners Ericsson, Intel and AT&T for the transmission. The 5G wireless technology will transmit 4K HDR images […]

TiVo agrees licensing deal with Fnac Darty Group

TiVo has agreed a multi-year licence deal covering the consumer electronics brands of the Fnac Darty Group. The multi-region European intellectual property license enables Fnac Darty to deploy patented TiVo innovations in its own branded set-top box (STB) and TV products. “TiVo’s engagement with Fnac Darty demonstrates our leadership in delivering the ultimate entertainment experience […]

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