Virgin Media taps Globecast for pop-up playout

Liberty Global-owned Virgin Media has tapped media services provider Globecast to provide playout for its pop-up HD exercise channel Get Moving. Virgin Media initially launched the channel itself but then turned to Globecast for fully-managed playout of the service, which was targeted at lockdown-confined consumers looking for ways to exercise. Globecast is providing Cinergy-based playout […]

A+E Networks UK taps Amagi, AWS to migrate playout to the cloud

A+E Networks UK has turned to broadcast and streaming technology provider Amagi to migrate playout and service delivery for its entire bouquet of 30 channels in Europe to Amagi’s cloud platform running on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The channels consist of 23 from A+E Networks UK, based in London and seven from A+E Networks Italia […]

MediaKind hires former Comcast Technology Solutions chief as CEO

TV technology company MediaKind has named former Comcast Technology Solutions head Matt McConnell as its new CEO, with previous incumbent Angel Ruiz becoming chairman. McConnell was previously SVP and general manager of Comcast Technology Solutions, a global division of Comcast Cable. As the new MediaKind CEO, he will be responsible for spearheading growth in the company’s […]

Haivision acquires P2P specialist Teltoo

Streaming video technology provider Haivision has acquired Spain-based Teltoo, a specialist in peer-to-peer (P2P) and WebRTC-enabled real-time video delivery.   Haivision said that the acquisition would extend its expertise in cloud-connected live video, from contribution and distribution, through to delivery. The company also said that acquiring Teltoo would enable it to apply its machine learning and artificial […]

Harmonic targets cloud-based low-latency streaming with Zixi

Video technology provider Harmonic has integrated IP video specialist Zixi’s Software-Defined Video Platform (SDVP) into Harmonic’s cloud based VOS360 software-as-a-service live streaming platform. To secure content in transit throughout its delivery chain, the VOS360 cloud infrastructure now features the integrated Zixi SDVP that can receive live video from Harmonic CloudLink, third-party devices and software with […]

Passionflix renews vows with Magine Pro

Romantic fiction streaming service Passionflix, owned by billionaire Elon Musk’s sister Tosca, has renewed a long-term agreement with platform partner Magine Pro. The new three-year contract will see Passionflix continue to use  Magine Pro’s platform, which has underpinned the service since it first launched. Passionflix’s main concept is to produce and distribute romantic films as […]

Vewd launches new offering for smart TV manufacturers

TV technology outfit Vewd has launched Broadcast Plus, a new user experience platform designed for smart TV manufacturers for both live TV and on-demand content. Broadcast Plus provides the user experience components for live TV including a programme guide that merges live, OTT, and catch-up content, a broadcast TV user experience, and a portal for […]

HEVC Advance freezes royalty rates on patent pool

Independent licensing administrator HEVC Advance has announced that the royalty rates offered by its HEVC/H.265 Pool License will be unchanged until at least the end of 2025. The body has ownership of more than 10,000 patents and counts the likes of Dolby, Warner Brothers, Toshiba and Huawei among its partners. It provides customers access to […]

Synamedia hires Techniolor exec to lead Indian sales

Video technology outfit Synamedia has announced the appointment of Deepak Bhatia as its general manager and head of sales for India. Bhatia joins from Technicolor where he spent 13 years. Most recently, he was the company’s vice president and business head of sales in South Asia, overseeing sales, marketing and operations in the region. He […]

Synamedia teams with THEO to fast-track HESP low-latency streaming

THEO Technologies, creator of the High Efficiency Streaming Protocol (HESP) and video playback solutions, and video technology provider Synamedia have teamed up to launch the HESP Alliance, a new organisation to fast-track adoption of THEO’s technology, which is designed to enable low-latency streaming.   Streaming video vendors and media companies have been invited to join […]