The birth of MediaKind

One small step for Ericsson, one giant leap for MediaKind. Ericsson Media Solutions’ rebrand this week ahead of completion of the carve-out that will see One Media Partners take a 51% stake in the venture came after “a lot of input” from the company’s employees, according to chief marketing officer Arun Bhikshesvaran. The brand is […]

Friend MTS names commercial chief

Content revenue protection technology outfit Friend MTS has named Simon Williamson as chief commercial officer to drive global business growth. Williamson was previously VP of client business at telecom and media software and services provider Amdocs. He has also held positions at JacobsRimell and Thomson Reuters. At Friend MTS he will be charged with supporting […]

Ericsson Media Solutions becomes MediaKind

Ericsson Media Solutions is rebranding as MediaKind. Speaking at a press event in London, Arun Bhikshesvaran, chief marketing officer, Ericsson Media Solutions, said that “today marks a very important occasion for us”. The media technology outfit is currently undergoing a ‘carve out’ process that will see Ericsson divest a 51% majority stake in it to […]

Akamai: World Cup 2018 data traffic outstrips previous tournament

Streaming traffic for the 2018 World Cup has already far surpassed the football tournament’s previous installment in 2014, according to content delivery network (CDN) provider Akamai. The company said that it took 10 days for the Russia World Cup to surpass the Brazil World Cup’s streaming record, and that it streamed 65% more data by the […]

Alpha Networks acquires Hubee

Hybrid TV back-end technology provider Alpha Networks has acquired 100% of the shares of Paris-based Hubee a software company specialising in smart video platforms and user experience solutions. Alpha Networks said the acquisition would expand its Tucano back-end capabilities, enabling it to better serve its customers. Hubee’s front-ends will be integrated with Alpha Networks’ Tucano back-end, […]

CableLabs outlines new spec to increase fibre network capacity

Cable industry technology standards body CableLabs has published its first Point-to-Point Coherent Optics specifications which the cable outfit says will dramatically increase capacity of fibre access networks by and a factor of 10 and will support 100 gigabits of data per wavelength. Coherent Optics technology uses amplitude, phase, and polarization to enable much higher fibre capacity, […]

Netgem TV launched in UK with Freeview Play and Amazon

Netgem has launched its Netgem TV offering in the UK, featuring content from partners including Freeview Play and Amazon Prime Video. Netgem TV, which aggregates a range of content, providing access to ‘skinny bundling’ offerings and other services, is currently available on Netgem’s own branded devices, including its recently launched SoundBox device. In addition to […]

ITV taps TVT for global media services

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has tapped TVT to provide a content management platform for the UK and international markets. The content services provider will manage media logistics, content preparation and access services across all ITV’s platforms . TVT will manage ITV’s content via its ContentSelect media management platform and will work with the broadcaster’s team […]

Telefónica-backed taps cryptocurrency for eSports an eSports content creator and aggregator backed by Telefónica’s technology hub, Wayra Barcelona, has teamed up with cryptocurrency specialist Byteball to tap into the use of cryptocurrency as a payment mechanism in eSports. Byteball, which uses the Directed Acylic Graph technology that is seen as a competitor to the Blockchain technology currently most widely […]

Cleeng in Series B funding round

Video e-commerce solutions provider Cleeng has announced a Series B funding round of €5 Million to drive product development and growth in key markets. The funding round is led by Dutch venture capitalist firm Walvis, joined by current investors C4 Ventures. Walvis, founded by the J.A. Fentener van Vlissingen family, helps Dutch technology companies scale […]

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