Ashkenaz upped to CEO at Verimatrix

Video content protection firm Verimatrix has announced the appointment of Asaf Ashkenazi as its new CEO. Ashkenazi joined the company in 2018 and currently serves as chief operating officer. As CEO, the exec will lead the company’s business model transformation towards recurring subscription-based revenue sources and new products that was announced last year.  Prior to […]

SES completes US$450 million DRS Global acquisition

Satellite operator SES has completed the US$450 million acquisition of DRS Global Enterprise Solutions (GES) from Leonardo DRS via its SES Government Solutions (SES GS) subsidiary.  The deal, which has now received required regulatory approvals, will combine DRS GES business with SES GS to create a “scaled solutions provider serving the multi-orbit satellite communications needs […]

YouTube UK boss announces move to Google Play

YouTube’s UK chief Ben McOwen Wilson is to leave the Google-owned AVOD streamer after more than a decade with the company. McOwen Wilson, who is currently regional director for YouTube EMEA and MD of YouTube UK & Ireland, will depart today to take up a new role leading the Google Play app store in EMEA from […]

Roku misses targets and withdraws full-year revenue growth estimate

Significantly lower-than-expected results at Roku have caused shockwaves among its investors as the company warns of “recessionary fears.” The company’s Q2 2022 net revenue rose by over 18% to US$764.4 million, but this was much lower than analyst estimates of US$805.2 million. Also concerning for Roku is a decrease of 200 million viewing hours from […]

Freeview Play update brings box sets and genre recommendations

Digital UK-owned Freeview has announced the launch of new content discovery tools on streaming platform Freeview Play. Via a new update to the Explore Freeview Play TV app, users will now be presented with  new recommendation genres, and a new dedicated Box Sets area.  New recommendation genres including Food, Music and Arts, Science & Nature, […]

IBC 2022: Omdia appointed exclusive research partner

Digital TV Europe’s research partner Omdia has been revealed as the official research partner for IBC 2022. The Amsterdam event will be the first in-person staging of IBC following two years of virtual formats, with over 850 exhibitors booked for this year’s show including the likes of AWS, Hewlett Packard, Nagra, Sony, Synamedia and Canon. […]

Singtel to take US$80 million hit on Amobee sale as telco agrees deal with Tremor International

Southeast Asia’s largest telco Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel) has announced a deal to sell its digital marketing business Amobee to San Francisco-based adtech company Tremor International.  Singtel is selling the loss-making unit for US$239 million after it suffered an impairment charge of US$424.90 million. This, along with losses in cyber-security business Trustwave, led the operator to […]

Manchester City launches channel on Recast

English Premier League champions Manchester City have announced the launch of a dedicated channel on free-to-view video platform Recast.  The channel, which will serve to complement the club’s subscription-based City+ platform, will house a variety of content ranging from documentary programming like series Together: Champions Again! along with live coverage of pre-season matches, the Manchester […]

Hispasat Peru taps Harmonic for white label streaming and DTH

Satellite operator Hispasat Peru is using video technology outfit Harmonic’s cloud-native platform to power white-label streaming and direct-to-home broadcast services. Hispasat Peru’s white-label streaming service enables pay-TV operators, internet service providers and regional content companies to offer entertainment without needing a separate infrastructure. Harmonic’s cloud-native VOS solution is designed to enable all stages of media […]

The evolution of streaming – listen to the latest episode of TV Watch

The latest episode of Digital TV Europe’s podcast TV Watch is now available to stream wherever you get your podcasts. In the latest episode, industry veteran Marc DeBevoise – recently hired as CEO of video delivery platform Brightcove – talks to DTVE about his experience of the streaming revolution. DeBevoise has over 20 years of […]