Piksel names EMEA commercial chief

OTT TV technology specialist Piksel has named Neil Berry as executive vice-president of commercial for the EMEA region. Berry, who will head the expansion of Piksel’s business in Europe, joins the company from online video platform provider Ooyala, where he had responsibility for leading the growth of the company’s operations and revenues in Europe. Berry […]

Piksel to launch 2Si second screen framework in Europe

Piksel will mark the European launch of its 2Si second screen framework at IBC, demoing an enhanced version of the solution featuring new interactivity features from partner Ex Machina. Piksel will incorporate Ex Machina’s PlayToTV platform into the offering, which is the second screen specialist’s platform for large scale, real time and synchronous interaction around TV […]

Piksel restructures commercial and solutions operations

Video services firm Piksel has restructuring of its commercial and solutions operations into a “global customer-centric business.” The new unit will focus on content producers, aggregators, and distributors as key industry verticals. “Piksel’s sales, solutions architecture, product marketing, and product teams now operate as verticals-oriented businesses, ensuring that industry specialists are leveraged to where they […]

Belgium’s VRT preps OTT solution

Belgian broadcaster VRT is due to launch an OTT solution in partnership with video services firm Piksel. The national public broadcaster said it will use the project to satisfy the growing need for video-on-demand (VOD), catch-up and live content on multiple devices. “This is a very important project for VRT, and one that takes our […]

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 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 […]