Irdeto and IBM team up for pre-integrated cloud-based watermarking

Content security specialist Irdeto has integrated TraceMark for Distribution watermarking technology with IBM’s Aspera on Cloud file transfer technology. Irdeto said that the combined offering would provide the film industry fast, easy to implement, affordable tool in the fight against piracy. Irdeto and IBM said that their pre-integrated offering provides a solution to the challenge […]

Eutelsat appoints IBM veteran as EVP of sales and products

Eutelsat has appointed former IBM executive Philippe Oliva as executive vice-president of sales and products. Oliva is due to take up his new role on September 3 and will report to deputy CEO and chief commercial and development officer, Michel Azibert. He is due to succeed Azibert as commercial director during 2019, with Azibert set […]

Fox Sports taps IBM Watson for AI-enabled World Cup

Fox Sports has teamed up with IBM Watson Media and IBM iX to provide fans with a Watson-powered viewer experience – The Highlights Machine – for the forthcoming FIFA World Cup from Russia. According to IBM, the World Cup marks the first event where Fox Sports will be implementing artificial intelligence into its production and […]

US consumers turning to SVoD over cable

Almost half of US consumers with an SVoD and pay TV subscription watch their streaming services as much as, or more than, cable, according to a study of streaming habits by IBM Cloud Video. According to the study of 1,000 US consumers, almost two thirds of adults have used an SVoD service. Some 72% of […]

IBM buys live video service Ustream

IBM has bought cloud-based live video streaming service Ustream, in a bid to extend its IBM Cloud platform and help business customers “unlock the value of video”. Ustream claims to stream live and on-demand video to about 80 million viewers per month for customers such as NASA, Samsung, Facebook, Nike and The Discovery Channel. Initially […]

Afrostream taps Aspera for file transfers

Video-on-demand service Afrostream has selected Aspera’s transfer technology to provide speed content delivery to the IBM Cloud. Afrostream, a niche video-on-demand service focused on African and African-American content, said that the move streamlines Afrostream’s workflow – from media upload to final distribution of movies and TV shows. “Using Aspera as the preferred means to ingest […]

IBM buys Clearleap to boost cloud video services

IBM has bought cloud-based video services company Clearleap in a bid to boost its cloud computing initiatives. Announcing the deal, IBM said that Clearleap will be integrated into its IBM Cloud platform, allowing users to access video from any device at any time and use it as a source of data. The move forms part […]

Netflix looks to IBM for cloud storage revamp

Netflix has deployed IBM storage systems in a bid to consolidate and manage growing data volumes.  Netflix has selected a high-end storage appliance based on IBM’s XIV architecture. It is using the Gen3 cloud storage system to manage its databases, development, testing and back-up operations. According to IBM, Netflix was able to replace 16 existing […]

Numericable teams up with IBM for cloud

French cable operator Numericable has teamed up with IBM to launch a cloud-based service targeted at business customers. The pair have signed a deal to develop Intrastructure-as-a-Service offerings to public and private companies via Numericable’s Completel unit. Applications to be supported by the combination of Numericable’s fibre network with IBM’s SoftLayer Cloud Computing platform include […]

Technicolor partners with IBM in cloud push

Technicolor has teamed up with IBM to develop a cloud-based monitoring and management service, Virdata, targeted at the Internet of Things and M2M (machine-to-machine) sectors.  The service, which can be used to track performance for a range of IP-connected devices, will be hosted on IBM’s SoftLayer infrastructure. It will offer device and application management and monitoring capabilities for […]