Bitmovin to receive €20 million in funding from EIB

Streaming tech company Bitmovin is to receive funding of up to €20 million from the  European Investment Bank (EIB).  The company, which charts the likes of RTL, Hulu Japan and the BBC among its clients, said that the funding will allow it to strengthen its R&D and product development team in Austria and support investments […]

NAGRA and KAON launch Android TV offer

Content protection firm NAGRA has partnered with broadband customer premise equipment (CPE) provider KAON to launch a new streaming platform for Android TV. The solution is designed to accelerate time-to-market of Android TV-based services for pay-TV operators.  The hybrid Android TV-based service will be offered through the NAGRA Android Fast Track programme and pre-integrated with […]

Roku completes dataxu Acquisition, launches Apple Watch app

Roku has announced the completion of its acquisition of dataxu.  Initially announced at the end of October, dataxu will provide Roku with a demand-side platform (DSP), device graph technology, and analytics platform. Roku says that it also expects the acquisition will accelerate its ad tech roadmap and ability to serve a “wide array of advertisers”. […]

Nielsen splits retail and media businesses following “challenging year”

Measurement company Nielsen is to split into two publicly traded companies. Announced on Thursday, the company said that the move will boost shareholder value.  The decision has been approved by activist investor Elliott Management, which disclosed a 5.1% stake in the company in August 2018.  Nielsen’s Global Media business will deal with media and advertising […]

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 […]