Major exhibitor Canon latest to pull out of IBC 2021

Canon, usually a major exhibitor at IBC, has confirmed that it will not be attending next month’s show in Amsterdam. In a statement posted on its website, the camera producer said: “After careful consideration, Canon has made the difficult decision not to exhibit at IBC 2021.” “As a normal course of business, we always fully […]

VIDAA partners with Intertrust for direct-to-TV security

Smart TV OS maker VIDAA has announced a partnership with Intertrust Expressplay to integrate the latter’s XCA content security solution for broadcast TV protection.  The joint solution promises to enable secure direct-to-TV broadcasting using a cloud-based content protection solution that meets the requirements of premium content owners without requiring additional consumer devices such as set-top […]

Nvidia brings GeForce Now cloud gaming platform to LG smart TVs

LG has announced a partnership with Nvidia to bring its cloud gaming platform GeForce now to WebOS Smart TVs. The service, which was previously only available on the big screen via Nvidia’s Shield TV devices and a workaround on Xbox games consoles, will allow gamers to play high-end PC quality games directly streamed to their […]

English Premier League bags £2 billion NBC Sports deal

The English Premier League has agreed a record six-year broadcast deal in the US with NBC Sports. The deal, according to The Athletic, is worth more than £2 billion, more than double what the Comcast-owned broadcaster paid for the previous rights cycle. It will see NBC Sports broadcast all 380 matches from the EPL, across […]

Amagi and Alchimie partner for AVOD distribution

SaaS provider Amagi has announced a partnership with video content aggregator and distributor Alchimie for AVOD distribution.  Amagi is distributing 23 of Alchimie’s channels to Rakuten TV and to Samsung TV Plus in 5 European countries – France, Spain, UK, Italy, and Germany.  Alchimie will use the Amagi Cloudport channel playout platform and the lightweight […]

Vevo launches festive music video channels

Music video network Vevo has announced the launch of a number of holiday-themed channels on CTV in the US and UK. The launch represents Vevo’s largest holiday TV lineup to date.  In the UK, the Vevo Christmas channel on Samsung TV Plus marks the company’s first Christmas channel in the country. In the US meanwhile […]

Sky New Zealand partners with Irdeto

Sky New Zealand has selected Iredto as the security partner for its Sky Box STB. The operator will deploy Irdeto’s Cloaked CA to protect content on the Android TV-based set-top box. The solution is a cardless conditional access system for broadcast and IPTV operators, which Irdeto says is the most advanced and widely deployed across […]

BBC revamps look and feel of iPlayer on TV

The BBC has revamped the look and feel of the TV version of its iPlayer on-demand platform. From today, users will find that the navigation menu of the service has moved to the left hand side of the screen – which the BBC says will make it easier to browse different categories like comedy, drama […]

Rakuten TV expands FAST offering in Europe with 21 new channels

AVOD and FAST channel platform Rakuten TV has launched 21 new channels across Spain, Italy, and France as part of ongoing expansion plans across key territories.  The new additions will offer a variety of entertainment across lifestyle, nature, film, animation, music, and culture.  All the channels are either available immediately or set to launch within […]

United Group names new Nova Broadcasting and Vivacom chiefs

South-eastern European service provider United Group has named Dirk Gerkens as CEO of Bulgaria’s Nova Broadcasting Group and Nikolai Andreev as CEO of Bulgarian service provider subsidiary Vivacom. United Group announced on Wednesday that it has appointed Andreev, currently CEO of Nova Broadcastng Group, as CEO of Vivacom, effective 1 December. Andreev succeeds Atanas Dobrev […]

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