MediaKind launches new media contribution encoder

Media tech firm MediaKind has announced the launch of its next-gen media contribution encoder, the CE1. The company said that the CE1, a media contribution encoder based on cloud-ready software, coupled with hardware acceleration, is “heralding a new era for professional contribution video processing” and that it can greatly accelerate time-to-market for new video offerings. […]

DAZN partners with M2A Media for cloud IP content acquisition

Sports streamer DAZN has signed a deal with cloud-based video solutions provider M2A Media and its cloud IP transport service M2A Connect to acquire live sports content from its international rights partners. The deal will see M2A Connect manage bookings and associated spend for DAZN by optimising its use of the public cloud for the […]

Cloud usage jumps up as broadcasters move to remote working

The use of cloud technologies by remote broadcasters has drastically increased since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, a new report has said. According to software developer Iatakoo, the company saw use of its cloud-based platform increase by 293% in terms of minutes streamed. This is combined with a 172% increase in the minutes of […]

Ericsson’s Steve Plunkett: IBC 2017 preview

Ericsson’s CTO of broadcast and media services, Steve Plunkett, tells us what to look out for at IBC this year. It’s almost IBC time again, the flagship European event where the great and the good (and everyone else) of the broadcast industry descend on Amsterdam to showcase and discuss the latest trends and products that […]

McDonough takes charge of Forbidden Technologies

Cloud video software-as-a-service specialist Forbidden Technologies has named former Turner northern Europe chief and BBC Worldwide executive Ian McDonough as its new CEO. McDonough will be charged with driving AIM-quoted Forbidden’s commercial growth and the continued development of its cloud video platform and related applications. The company specialises in technology that brings video production in […]

Netflix completes cloud migration

Netflix said that after seven years it completed its cloud migration last month and shut down “the last remaining data centre bits” used by its streaming service. “Moving to the cloud has brought Netflix a number of benefits. We have eight times as many streaming members than we did in 2008, and they are much […]

Microsoft announces European cloud expansion

Microsoft plans to expand its public cloud initiative to the UK in 2016 and has completed its cloud build-out in the Netherlands and Ireland, CEO Satya Nadella announced today. Speaking at Microsoft’s Future Decoded conference in London this morning, Nadella outlined plans to create a “the most hyperscale public cloud that operates around the world”. He […]

Cloud traffic to quadruple over five years

Global cloud traffic will more than quadruple between now and the end of 2019, growing from 2.1 to 8.6 zettabytes and outpacing the growth of global data centre traffic, according to research by Cisco Systems. According to  Cisco’s Global Cloud Index, global data centre traffic will grow from 3.4 to 10.4ZB over the same period. […]

Turner buys majority stake in iStreamPlanet

Turner Broadcasting System has bought a majority stake in live video streaming company iStreamPlanet, a major cloud investment that will see it “develop new products and services.” Announcing the deal, Turner said that it will use iStreamPlanet’s technology to deliver its OTT programming and shift the firm’s “core technology infrastructure to the cloud.” It added that […]

YouView ‘re-engineering’ platform to harness power of the web

YouView can do more to harness the power of the web, according to chief technology officer Nick Thexton, who hinted at a major revamp of the YouView platform using cloud technologies. Speaking at the Future of Digital Media Distribution conference in London this morning, Thexton said that over-the-top delivery will be “transformative” for the broadcast […]