Synamedia unveils first-to-market IP and RF receiver

Video software provider Synamedia has launched its first-to-market ATSC 3.0 IP and RF receiver to complement its new Media Edge Gateway software-based integrated receiver/decoder (IRD).   The company said that the receiver’s USP is its ability to function as both an RF and IP receiver. This quality, it said, will enable cable operators to “capitalise on […]

Harmonic launches CableOS Reef dense Remote PHY Shelf

Video streaming vendor Harmonic has announced the launch of its new dense Remote PHY Shelf (RPS) called CableOS Reef. CableOS Reef is a new dense RPS that promises to change the dynamics of cable network capacity expansion by fully converging IP-based data, video and legacy services in centralised or remote facilities. The company said that […]

Premiere Digital boosts product development team

Media services, distribution and technology company Premiere Digital has boosted its product development team with the promotion of Carrie Moore to VP of product development and the external hire of Samy Pugazhendhi as VP of software development.  Both will report to CEO Mark Lazar. Moore has worked at Premiere Digital for 10 years, initially in […]

NBCUniversal and Sky create new global ad offering

Comcast-owned sister companies NBCUniversal and Sky have teamed up to launch a new global business offering. Advertising and partnership opportunities across both companies, from Sky’s global IP to international news, will now be available for purchase through NBCUniversal’s One Platform. The pair said that the move would enable marketers to tap into the combined scale […]

Youfone taps Red Bee Channel Store for TV aggregation

Technology outfit Red Bee is providing channel distribution services for the Dutch independent telecom provider Youfone, with the Red Bee Channel Store enabling it to create bundles with local and international news, sports and entertainment for its TV subscription service. Red Bee’s Channel Store provides access to a global platform for signal aggregation and a […]

SES results in line with expectations, but crisis presents challenges

Satellite operator SES has posted Q1 results broadly in line with expectations, but remains vulnerable to the coronavirus-related slowdown, according to analysts. SES posted revenues of € 478.9 million, in line with prior period on a reported basis but down 1.9% at constant currency. Underlying revenue was down 2.2%, with core video revenue down 7.8% […]

Mirada launches cloud-based UI Iris in Swift Mode

TV technology outfit Mirada has launched Iris in Swift Mode, an new turnkey cloud-based multiscreen UI offering centred on its Iris UI. Mirada said that the launch will enable a wider range of operators to deploy advanced TV services. Iris in Swift Mode provides. It said that Iris in Swift Mode would provide operators with […]

TiVo launches US$50 streaming stick

TiVo has launched its Amazon Fire Stick-rivalling TiVo Stream 4K. First announced at CES 2020, the UHD-enabled device is available with an initial pricing of US$49.99 (rising to US$69.99 following the launch promotion). The company calls the device the “market’s first unifying streamer,” with the promise of integrating live television from Sling TV and content […]

Digital TV Europe to host webinar on network evolution

Digital TV Europe is partnering with Teleste to present a webinar on the topic of what operators must do to future-proof their networks in the face of growing capacity needs. Join Stuart Thomson, editor of Digital TV Europe, as he discusses the issues surrounding distributed access networks with a number of  senior figures from Teleste […]

Premiere Digital expands EMEA presence with new hires

Media services, technology and distribution outfit Premiere Digital is launching its activities in the UK and has made a trio of hires and promotions as it set the goal of expanding its business further in the EMEA region. Vubiquity executive Michele Edelman has been hired as head of growth, while former BBC Studios and Endemol […]