ARD Group signs up Skyline Communications for QoS measurement at Euro 2020

German ARD Group has partnered with Skyline Communications for quality control of its UEFA Euro 2020 live event streams. ARD has deployed DataMiner for the end-to-end management and quality control. The company described the operation as “a very efficient joint effort” across partners including Hessischer Rundfunk, WDR and Bayerischer Rundfunk. The deployment specifically includes a […]

Kickboxing org Glory to launch PPV OTT platform with Endeavour Streaming

Kickboxing organisation Glory has announced a multi-year partnership with Endeavour Streaming to create a new OTT platform. The new Glory streaming service launches July 17 for Glory 78, and will allow kickboxing fans to watching live PPV events. The new streamer will be accessible on multiple devices via any web browser, iOS and Android apps. […]

YouTube to ban masthead ads from major vertices on home page

Google-owned YouTube has introduced a ban on ads from a number of vertices on its home page. The video platform, which has 2 billion monthly active users and is the second most-visited website on the internet, will stop accepting ads that feature gambling-related content, alcohol, prescription drugs, and endorsements for political candidates on its masthead. […]

Hungary’s 4iG to take majority stake in Spacecom

Hungarian IT and telecom player 4iG and two subsidiaries, Hungaro DigiTel and joint venture CarpathiaSat, have entered into a preliminary agreement with Spacecom to acquire a 51% majority stake in the Israeli satellite operator. Spacecom, which is listed on the Tel Aviv stock exchange, operates four geosynchronous satellites, including Amos 3, which provices providing in […]

PCCW taps Amino for Now TV upgrade

Hong Kong’s PCCW Media has contracted TV technology outfit Amino to upgrade the user experience of its Now TV video services. PCCW Media will use the AminoOS-converged IPTV and OTT set-top box software stack to offer a range of advanced TV features. Amino Engage, Amino’s SaaS service management solution, will be used to simplify Now TV’s device […]

A1 Austria launches on Amazon Fire TV with Zappware

A1 Austria is launching its video service on the Amazon Fire TV streaming stick. The service provider has tapped Zappware to deliver the technology for its TV service, which is now being extended to Amazon Fire TV devices, across a country where Amazon Prime Video has a high level of penetration. According to Zappware, Amazon […]

Riivi signs up Norigin Media for CTV app validation ahead of rollout

Latin American streamer Riivi has announced a tech partnership with Norigin Media. The deal will see the Norweigan Norigin provide smart TV app testing and validation ahead of Riivi’s expansion to connected TV devices. Riivi is Latin America’s first AVOD platform that offers a catalogue of over 200 titles from producers in the region including […]

Kabelnoord launches first smart TV app

Dutch pay TV operator Kabelnoord has announced the launch of its first smart TV app. The app will be launched using 24i’s Smart Apps and Smart Video products. The companies partnered first in 2018 on interactive services for its pay TV portfolio and on its turnkey solution. Following that successful launch, the OTT service is […]