ODMedia opens office in Poland

Dutch media company ODMedia has announced the opening of its Poland office. The Warsaw office joins others in the UK, Germany, Spain, Benelux, South Africa and  Scandinavia. The Dutch company is a provider of digital media and aggregation services. It has strategic partnerships with a range of leading OTT players. This new office will be […]

Insight TV announces tech deal with Amagi

UHD broadcaster Insight TV has announced a partnership with cloud-based tech vendor Amagi.  Amagi manages 250 channels in more than 40 countries. Its clients include Turner Broadcasting, Discovery and PBS America. The partnership sees Insight’s three newly launched OTT channels – Insight TV Lifestyle, InWonder and InTrouble – transition to the Amagi cloud platform. The […]

Eutelsat successfully launches Konnect satellite 

French satellite maker Eutelsat has successfully launched its Eutelsat Konnect satellite.  The satellite was launched into Geostationary Transfer Orbit by Arianespace using an Ariane 5 rocket that lifted off from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, at 9.05 pm on January 16. Eutelsat Konnect is the first satellite to use Thales Alenia Space’s […]

Android TV market to be worth US$231 billion by 2026

The Android TV market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 20% between 2019-26, with the market predicted to be worth US$231 billion by 2026.  The figures come from a new study by Acumen Research and Consulting. The study found that North America was, and will continue to be, the largest market for Android […]

Telaria hires Jones as EMEA head of publisher development

Video publishing platform Telaria has announced the appointment of William Jones as its head of publisher development EMEA.  In this role, Jones will work with the company’s network of publishing partners to help maximise the value of their inventory. Jones joins from Digiday where he served as commercial director. There he was responsible for growing […]

Tech4home launches BLE voice remote control for RDK and Metrological

Remote control maker Tech4home has launched what it claims to be the first Bluetooth low energy (BLE) voice remote control solutions for RDK and Metrological enabled set-top boxes. The company said that the new remote enables set-top boxes, such as RDK Video Accelerator products, to use voice commands to change channels, launch an app from […]

There is little reason for consumers to buy an 8K TV in 2020

Each year, CES has some key themes that make their way out and into the mainstream press. This year, one of the most prevalent is 8K. Every major TV manufacturer made a large show of their 8K TVs at CES. Samsung showed off a huge and impressive-looking bezel-less screen which (for some reason) rotates, while […]

Verizon Media names new CTO

Technology outfit Verizon Media has named Rathi Murthy as the company’s chief technology officer. Based in Sunnyvale, California, Murth will oversee Verizon Media’s global technology strategy, leading the company’s innovations in 5G, advertising and content, commerce and subscriptions. She joins Verizon Media from Gap Inc. where she was CTO, leading all technology and operations, including […]

Apple TV to launch on Sony, Vizio smart TVs

Apple has confirmed that its Apple TV app will launch on Sony and Vizio smart TVs ‘later this year’. The announcement comes several days after the news that the app would also be made available to 2020, 2019 and 2018 LG smart TVs. It brings the total number of smart TV manufacturers offering Apple TV-built […]

Hisense launches redesigned VIDAA OS

TV maker Hisense has launched a revamped version of its VIDAA smart TV OS. The redesign comes six years after the OS’s initial launch, with Hisense saying that it has seen 20 million installs globally. The 4.0 Vidaa will come in 2020 to existing TVs and be pre-installed on all new Hisense TVs. Hisense said […]

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