Wurl expands Samsung partnership into Europe

Wurl is further expanding into the European market with the announcement of a deal to deliver programming and advertising on Samsung’s TV plus streaming service.  The Wurl Network currently delivers 125 live, linear and on demand channels to more than 50 million viewers in the US and the company says that this European expansion will […]

Innovid taps marketing veteran Kirschner to lead European charge

Independent TV advertising and analytics platform vendor Innovid has announced the appointment of Wolfgang Kirschner (pictured) to lead its European expansion efforts. Based out of Munich, Kirschner will specifically head up expansion across Germany, Austria and Switzerland and focus on building the company’s regional teams. Innovid claims to be the only independent advertising and analytics […]

Moat in as CEO at Technicolor

Technicolor has announced the appointment of Richard Moat as its CEO.  The exec replaces Frédéric Rose, who has held the role since 2008. The company said that the decision for Rose to leave the role was mutual. Moat’s most recent role was as CEO of Irish telco Eir Limited. He joined the company in 2012, […]

Comscore appoints veteran Livek as CEO as company records poor Q3

Audience insight business Comscore has announced the appointment of Bill Livek as its CEO and executive vice chairman.  Livek, previously vice chairman and president of the company, joined Comscore in 2016 and has has been in the business for more than 30 years. During his career, Livek has served as vice chairman and CEO of […]

VO hires ex-Disney exec Forbin as CSO

OTT and TV platform provider Viaccess-Orca (VO) has announced the appointment of Guillaume Forbin as its chief security officer. In this role, Forbin will be responsible for protecting VO’s content protection solutions from current and future TV piracy threats. These products include CAS, DRM and secure video player. The exec was previously the director of […]

Uruguay’s TCC to launch new Android TV-based service with 3SS

Uruguayan cable and OTT service provider TCC has tapped 3 Screen Solutions to help deliver an Android TV Operator Tier-based TV service to launch next year. The new service will be powered by 3SS’ Android TV Operator Tier custom launcher as part of its 3READY Android TV + Multiscreen offering. TCC has decided to build […]

Teleste: interop issues still holding up next-generation cable access

Interoperability issues are holding up the cable industry’s investment in distributed access architecture, according to Teleste CEO Jukka Rinnevaara. Rinnevaara’s comments came as teleste posted net sales of €60.1 million for the third quarter, up 1.3%, and adjusted operating income of €3.2 million, up 1.4%. The CEO said that net sales were up in the […]

Spacecom CEO Pollack to step down

Spacecom CEO and president David Pollack has announced his resignation from the Israeli satellite operator. In a statement made to the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange on October 31, the company announced that the company has “entered into negotiations” with Pollack over “concluding his position”. The company added that it will make a further statement when […]

Brightcove launches new SaaS-based OTT platform

Cloud tech provider Brightcove has announced the launch of its latest SaaS-based OTT platform. The product, called Brightcove Beacon, is designed to help pay TV providers stay relevant to their audiences by allowing them to simultaneously launch content on multiple platforms. The company says that the product also enables multiple paths to monetisation, including advertising, […]

FreeWheel appoints CPO

Comcast-owned ad tech company FreeWheel has announced the hire of Jon Whitticom as its chief product officer.  In the role, Whitticom will define and oversee the company’s product vision, strategy, design and development along with leading FreeWheel’s global product team.  The CPO joins from WPP’s GroupM, where he served as EVP of products for media […]