Musk’s SpaceX denied US$2 billion in FCC funding for broadband network

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has rejected applications from Elon Musk-owned SpaceX for more than US$2 billion in internet service subsidies. The company sought funding to provide 100/20 Mbps service to 642,925 locations in 35 states via its Starlink subsidiary. The business has launched 2,700 satellites since 2019 and has hundreds of thousands of […]

VideoTech Innovation Awards 2022: less than a week left for nominations

There’s less than one week left to enter the VideoTech Innovation Awards 2022 with the deadline for entries on August 17. The awards return on 16 November to London’s iconic Church House Westminster venue and we can’t wait to celebrate a new cohort of talented individuals who are transforming the business of video distribution globally. […]

Mobile Global Esports integrates EVE encoding in tech partnership

Indian mobile esports and social platform company Mobile Global Esports has announced a joint product development partnership featuring EVE encoding. The EVE Network Engine Optimizer (NEO) reduces the bandwidth needed to transmit high quality video by more than half. The tech is codec agnostic, and all decoding is based on international standards, with resultant files […]

Teleste hit by component shortage crisis as broadband tech demand grows

Broadband technology provider Teleste saw its operating profit tumble by 83% in the half year to June as component shortages continued to hit its bottom line despite what the company described as strong demand. “Our operating environment became even more challenging during the second quarter, especially due to the effects of the component crisis,” said […]

Gracenote promises personalised universal discovery with ID Distribution System

Gracenote, the content solutions subsidiary of Nielsen, has launched the Gracenote ID Distribution System, designed to enable content owners and creators to use Gracenote IDs to manage their content, streamline distribution and ensure their brands are represented and discoverable on major streaming services, connected TV devices and MVPDs. At launch, Gracenote ID Distribution System is […]

Personalisation and interactivity – the key to the most immersive user experiences

Over the past years, media consumption habits changed drastically and so has the media market. With ever-growing social media popularization, users expect highly engaging viewing experiences. Regular streaming providers struggle as they try to keep up with the trends and grow the retention factor to outmatch the innovative competition. All the biggest players in the […]

Bitmovin teams up with Sceenic

Video streaming technology specialist Bitmovin  has teamed up with consumer engagement tech provider Sceenic for a new integrated Software Developer Kit (SDK) to optimise fan engagement and interactivity, according to the pair. The new SDK is for the integration between Bitmovin’s Video Player and Sceenic’s Watch Together technology, which empowers audiences to watch synchronised video […]

Jon Werther returns to Simulmedia as EVP of operations and business development

Cross-channel TV advertising firm Simulmedia has announced the appointment of Jon Werther as its executive vice president of operations and business development. The appointment marks Werther’s return to the company where he previously served as president and chief revenue officer between 2010-2012. Most recently, Werther served as EVP strategic partnerships and new business development for […]

Starz launches on Vizio smart TVs

Lionsgate-owned streamer Starz is now available on Vizio smart TVs. Starting today, millions of homes in the US will be able to access the SVOD via their smart TVs, with Vizio consistently ranking as the third-largest smart TV manufacturer in the country. Starz will offer Vizio users monthly and annual subscription options directly from the […]

Simulmedia renews TiVo data deal

Cross-channel TV advertising firm Simulmedia has renewed its data-licencing partnership with Xperi-owned TiVo.  The partnership will see Simulmedia’s TV+ platform continue to provide marketers with audience planning, targeting and activation capabilities across ad-supported channels in the US. The platform gives access to over 300 million viewers in the US across 120 million households through partnerships […]

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