KIT Digital

Piksel sues investment firm Invigor Group

Video technology firm Piksel, formerly known as KIT Digital, has commenced legal action against Australian investment firm Invigor Group over an investment it made in the firm almost two years ago. The suit stems from KIT Digtial’s US$2 million (€1.5 million) cash acquisition of all Invigor’s assets in June 2012. Piksel is accusing Invigor (formerly […]

Piksel expands Sky partnership

Piksel, which rebranded from Kit Digital, has expanded its deal with Sky by providing its recently-improved digital asset management solution to Sky Italia.  The agreement follows Sky Italia’s adoption of Piksel’s VCMS platform, which includes tools like a multi-DRM tool and smart video player. Piksel said the new management features allow Sky Italia to better […]

KIT Digital becomes Piksel

Technology provider KIT Digital has officially changed its name to Piksel. Headquartered in New York, the company is headed by interim CEO Peter Heiland, while Kevin Joyce has been named as chief commercial officer. “Piksel solves business problems with innovative thinking. Though we have platforms and applications for video, we don’t bill ourselves as a […]

Kit Digital restructure approved

TV technology provider Kit Digital said that its plan to rebrand itself as Piksel and relaunch the business at IBC in September has been approved by the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Kit Digital filed for voluntary bankruptcy protection three months ago in a bid to “cleanse itself of legacy issues, […]

Kit Digital launches legal action against Utd. by Content

Kit Digital has launched legal action against Utd. by Content, formerly known as Content Solutions International, claiming breach of contract over the latter’s US$18.8 million buyout of Kit Digital’s content solutions business last year. In June 2012, Content Solutions International agreed to buy Kit’s content solutions arm in a deal that comprised of an initial […]

KIT Digital names new OVP general manager

Over-the-top TV technology specialist KIT Digital has named former asset management business TradeWings president Mark Portu as global general manager, online video platforms. “Mark’s appointment brings vast experience in technology and entrepreneurship to KIT digital and our evolving leadership team. He will play an instrumental role in helping us grow our market share in online […]

KIT Digital to file for bankruptcy, relaunch as Piksel

TV technology provider KIT Digital is set to file for bankruptcy, in a move to recapitalise the company put its core operating into newly formed group called Piksel. The firm said that as part of its reorganisation plan its three largest shareholders had agreed to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the US – a […]

KIT digital adds recommendation

Technology provider KIT digital has added a recommendation and personalisation engine, PerSys, to its VOD Store platform. PerSys is designed to enable personalization, including ranking video content according to their individual preferences. It uses a plug-in framework to support the integration of new algorithms as they become available, including third party recommendation engines and data […]

Channel 4 taps Kit Digital for Windows 8 app

UK broadcaster Channel 4 is using technology supplied by Kit Digital to deliver its 4oD video-on-demand service to Windows 8-based mobile devices. Kit Digital developed the app for the service ahead of its launch in December. The 4oD app was the first VOD app on the Windows 8 platform in the UK. The app uses […]

New name for Kit Digital spin-off

TV technology provider Kit Digital’s media management services spin-off, Kit Digital Content Solutions, has been rebranded as Utd. by Content. The new company will deliver services and solutions to provide content management services for digital cinema, content preparation and production for home entertainment providers, news clip production, localisation and distribution, content ingestion, metadata and asset […]

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