Mirada integrates Netflix into Iris platform, roll out with Mexico’s izzi

TV technology provider Mirada has integrated Netflix within its Iris multiscreen product, with its first deployment to izzi’s pay TV platform in Mexico. The Netflix integration means that all of Mirada’s customers with an agreement with Netflix will now have the option to provide their subscribers with access to the streaming service on set-top boxes […]

Globecast taps Guzman for VP CAAD Americas role

Media distributor Globecast has appointed Berto Guzman as VP head of content acquisition aggregation and distribution (CAAD) for the Americas. In the role, which he takes immediately, Guzman is responsible for programmer partnerships and platform distribution to build upon the continued success of the company’s content business throughout the Americas. Guzman is well-established in the […]

Ooyala sells Flex Media Platform to Dalet

Ooyala has agreed to sell off its SaaS offering – Flex Media Platform – to broadcast solutions and services provider Dalet. The deal will include the Ooyala Flex Media Platform, as well as Ooyala personnel across sales, marketing, engineering, professional services, and support.  The news comes several months after the Ooyala sold off its online […]

Amino acquires online video specialist 24i

Media and entertainment tech solutions provider Amino Communications has acquired online video specialist 24i. The deal is valued at €24.1 million.  24i’s technology serves customers including NPO, ifix, RTE and Fox Sports. The Amino Group says that the acquisition will provide the company with “a broader and deeper product set, talented development capability, complementary skills […]

Ovation TV taps JW Player for multiscreen distribution

Video platform provider JW Player has signed a deal with Ovation TV, an independent TV and digital media company dedicated to arts and culture, to help expand the latter’s video distribution presence across screens. The partnership will expand the reach and capabilities of OvationNOW, Ovation TV’s set of mobile, desktop, and connected TV apps. The […]

SmartLabs becomes Samsung Smart TV App Developer

Multi-screen and multi-networks solutions provider SmartLabs has been awarded Samsung’s official Smart TV App Developer status. SmartLabs says that it has gained extensive expertise in the development of applications for a broad range of devices and screen types. SmartLabs SmartTV Apps are now deployed on many thousands of Samsung SmartTVs, delivering an interactive TV experience, […]

Synamedia expands leadership team

Independent video software provider Synamedia has added to its leadership team with three new hires. Sabine M. Bravo joins as VP of business development, Joseph A. Sheehan as head of US media, telco and web, and Kostas Stavrianos as head of US cable. Bravo will manage key partners and sales operations internationally for the Video […]

TiVo signs licencing deal with LG

TiVo has announced a global IP licence agreement with LG. The agreement will expand upon LG’s previous Rovi patent portfolio license to also include the TiVo patent portfolio. Arvin Patel, executive vice president and chief IP officer at TiVo said: “Our licensing agreement with LG further solidifies our long-term partnership with them. We are thrilled […]

NTT signs on with Tour de France operator for tech deal

NTT has renewed its partnership with Tour de France organiser Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.) until 2024. The announcement comes hot off the heels of NTT’s US$11 billion (€9.66 billion) mega merger, which saw 28 of its companies, including NTT Communications, Dimension Data and NTT Security, form one combined tech services provider. The company also opened […]

ZTE launches new generation DTH STB 

Chinese telco equipment provider ZTE has launched a new generation HD DTH set-top box. ZTE claims that the STB – the ZXV10 B710S2-A15 – “features high performance, ultra-fast switching and easy upgrade, and aims at facilitating the service development of clients in the DTH market”. The unit itself is powered by a 32-bit dual-core processor, […]