Jon Werther returns to Simulmedia as EVP of operations and business development

Cross-channel TV advertising firm Simulmedia has announced the appointment of Jon Werther as its executive vice president of operations and business development. The appointment marks Werther’s return to the company where he previously served as president and chief revenue officer between 2010-2012. Most recently, Werther served as EVP strategic partnerships and new business development for […]

Starz launches on Vizio smart TVs

Lionsgate-owned streamer Starz is now available on Vizio smart TVs. Starting today, millions of homes in the US will be able to access the SVOD via their smart TVs, with Vizio consistently ranking as the third-largest smart TV manufacturer in the country. Starz will offer Vizio users monthly and annual subscription options directly from the […]

Simulmedia renews TiVo data deal

Cross-channel TV advertising firm Simulmedia has renewed its data-licencing partnership with Xperi-owned TiVo.  The partnership will see Simulmedia’s TV+ platform continue to provide marketers with audience planning, targeting and activation capabilities across ad-supported channels in the US. The platform gives access to over 300 million viewers in the US across 120 million households through partnerships […]

Google set to add 50 FAST channels to Android TV

Google looks set to become the latest streaming platform operator to get into the FAST game. According to 9to5Google, code in the latest version of the Android TV launcher app makes reference to the addition of live channels. This seems to confirm reports from mid-2021 that Google was looking to add a live offering to […]

NPAW: streaming engagement on the slide, except in sports

Despite ongoing growth in the global video streaming business in the first half of this year, individual services continued losing playtime per user according to the latest streaming report from technology vendor NPAW. According to NPAW’s new Video Streaming Industry Report H1 2022, which examines the evolution of streaming consumption and quality trends, while total playtime […]

DAA specialist Falcon V Systems names VMO2 CTO to board

Distributed access architecture (DAA) technology specialist Falcon V Systems, a Polish joint venture owned by Vector Group, Liberty Global and Charter Communications, has appointed Virgin Media O2 CTO Jeanie York to its supervisory board. The company, which is developing software solutions for open DAA with its three principal shareholders, said that York will become a […]

TikTok partners with Ticketmaster

TikTok has agreed a deal with Ticketmaster that will enable users to buy event tickets through the social video app. Starting with a handful of accounts including Demi Lovato, OneRepublic, Usher, Backstreet Boys and WWE, organisers and creators will be able to use the ticketing mini app to get people along to their events.  These […]

Former Comcast exec in at ThinkAnalytics as CRO

Data analytics company ThinkAnalytics has announced the appointment of Greg Riker as its chief revenue officer.  The exec will be charged with leading US business development, sales, and customer success teams for the Think360 viewer engagement platform along with ThinkAdvertising Riker joins with more than 20 years of experience in senior sales leadership roles and […]

Metadata outfit MetaBroadcast names ex-Amino exec Mackinlay as CEO

UK-based metadata specialist MetaBroadcast has named Jamie Mackinlay as CEO. Mackinlay has had several executive roles in media technology companies, including Amino, ADB Global and Singula Decisions. He was appointed as Amino’s global VP of marketing in 2018, having previously served as SVP of sales, marketing and business development at ADB Global. MetaBroadcast says it […]

iWedia passes six million Android TV milestone

TV technology provider iWedia says it has now integrated its software solutions for digital TV service operators and consumer electronics manufacturers in more than six million Android TV OS deployments.  iWedia introduced STAGE, its Operator Tier Android TV launcher, in 2018. Teatro for Android is the outfit’s customisable Android software stack. The tech company is […]