RTL Netherlands taps Piksel for new digital service

Broadcaster RTL Netherlands has tapped OTT TV technology outfit Piksel to provide technology for its planned new digital service. As part of a multi-phase project, Piksel is working with RTL Netherlands to develop a new digital destination that brings together all of its most popular linear and on-demand viewing in one place, according to Piksel. […]

Piksel names former EBU technology chief to board

OTT TV technology outfit Piksel has named former EBU director of technology and innovation Simon Fell to its board. Fell, led the team spearheading developments in broadcast, media technologies and innovation at the EBU. Before jointing the EBU he served as CTO at Heathrow Airport and worked with UK digital terrestrial platform Freeview on the […]

Piksel appoints media and entertainment MDs

Piksel has upped head of product Kris Brown and head of solutions Kristan Bullett to joint managing directors of its media and entertainment business. Bullett and Brown succeed Ralf Tillmann, who is currently serving as interim CEO, and will take charge of Piksel’s media and entertainment operations on a global basis. “Both Kris and Kristan […]

Piksel names Gerry O’Sullivan to board

Piksel has appointed former Sky and Deutsche Telekom executive Gerry O’Sullivan to its board of directors. O’Sullivan’s appointment follows that of Discovery CTO John Honeycutt to the board. O’Sullivan headed up of the strategy and execution of Sky’s TV user proposition and was responsible for launching Sky+ HD, Sky Broadband Sky VOD, Sky + EPG, […]

Viewers taking critical view of content recommendation

Viewers spend an average of 16 minutes searching for content and when they don’t find anything, the majority will look elsewhere, according to new consumer research commissioned by online video platform provider Piksel. The study, conducted by Censuswide, found that half of consumers take a critical view of service providers’ ability to furnish recommendations. Some […]

Piksel appoints Discovery CTO to board

Online video platform provider Piksel has appointed Discovery Communicatoins chief technology officer John Honeycutt to its board. Honeycutt joined Discovery in 2003 and has held several senior executive positions in both the US and internationally. As CTO of Discovery, he has global responsibility for the company’s entire technology stack. “John is a true visionary in […]

Piksel expands Malaga operation

Online video platform provider Piksel is expanding its operations in Malaga in Spain, bringing its headcount in the city up to 55 and increasing its office space by 30%. The Malaga office which opened in 2010 and is primarily focused on supporting Piksel’s micro-services architecture (MSA) philosophy that underpins its flagship Piksel Palette product. According […]

Liberty Global taps Piksel for OTT content discovery

Liberty Global has chosen OTT platform provider Piksel to deliver metadata aggregation for enhanced content discovery across its broadcast and OTT TV services through its new Piksel Fuse product. According to Piksel, the partnership will deliver improved content discovery services to Liberty Global’s TV customers throughout Europe and Latin America. Our customers’ needs are core […]

Friend MTS appoints Piksel exec as senior solutions architect

Content and platform protection specialist, Friend MTS, has appointed OTT expert and former Piksel executive Chris White as senior solutions architect. White joins from Piksel where responsible for designing, building and supporting the OTT infrastructure for pay TV providers including Sky, Channel 4, OSN and AT&T. “Having worked in the media industry for over 10 […]

Jazz & Blues TV to launch in Q1 in partnership with Piksel

Jazz & Blues TV, a new OTT TV channel and on-demand service devoted to jazz and blues music, is to launch in the first quarter of next year in partnership with online video platform provider Piksel. The channel will deliver a range of premium live and VOD music concerts, interviews and performances. Jazz & Blues […]

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