Cignal TV taps Quickplay for OTT

Philippines premium content provider Cignal TV has tapped technology outfit Quickplay to develop the user experience of its Cignal Play streaming service, using Quickplay’s cloud-native OTT platform. The Cignal Play app now includes a fresh user interface with easier sign-in processes as well as significant access and performance enhancements, including: better streaming experiences with lower […]

Allen Media Group picks Quickplay for DTC expansion

Allen Media Group has announced an agreement with Quickplay – formerly Firstlight Media – to power its DTC strategy. Allen Media Group owns 27 ABC-NBC-CBS-FOX network affiliate broadcast television stations in 21 US markets and twelve 24-hour HD television networks serving nearly 220 million subscribers. These include The Weather Channel, Pets.TV and Mydestination.TV, along with […]

Firstlight Media rebrands as Quickplay

Canadian managed services provider Firstlight Media has announced a rebrand to Quickplay. The rebrand sees the company return to its Quickplay Media origins while also leveraging its position as the industry’s first cloud-native and cloud-agnostic OTT platform. Quickplay’s OTT platform is designed to build and run scalable applications in the cloud using cloud-native technologies, including […]

AT&T acquires Quickplay

US telecom giant AT&T has acquired OTT and TV Everywhere video technology specialist Quickplay Media from Madison Dearborn Partners. AT&T has previously tapped Quickplay to provide the platform for its U-verse TV Everywhere offering and the company’s technology is being used to support new streaming services from AT&T-owned DirecTV – DirecTV Now, DirecTV Mobile and […]

Quickplay strikes global partnership with Harmonic

Quickplay has struck a global strategic partnership with Harmonic to offer an end-to-end video architecture. The firms say this will deliver greater optimisation, carrier grade scale and performance, with high video quality for Next Generation TV. The partnership will combine Quickplay’s multi-tenant video platform with Harmonic’s video delivery infrastructure solutions. “Increasingly, infrastructure is being virtualised. […]

Quickplay teams with You.i TV

Video distribution technology provider Quickplay has teamed up with multiscreen app development provider You.i TV to provide a joint platform powered by Quickplay’s virtual headend, combined with a front-end user interface to deliver OTT video services across connected devices including iOS, tvOS, Android, Amazon Fire, Xbox, PlayStation, Roku, Smart TVs and RDK set-top boxes. You.i […]

Quickplay launches LTE Broadcast CDN

Video delivery specialist Quickplay has launched a mobile broadcast content delivery network, described by the company as an embedded middleware platform which it says can manage the end-to-end deliver of content via LTE Broadcast, the new standard to enable live video transmission over LTE networks. Quickplay said the launch is designed to enable  operators and […]

Quickplay unveils TV Lite

Video delivery specialist Quickplay has unveiled a new OTT TV solution that it says is designed to enable content programmers and operators to roll out branded and configurable skinny TV bundles across all networks and devices, with added support for Apple TV. The platform, TV Lite, makes use of Quickplay’s software-defined head end capabilities and […]

Quickplay teams with Alcatel-Lucent on next-gen TV services

Online video technology specialist Quickplay is working with Alcatel-Lucent to enable pay TV operators to evolve legacy IPTV platforms to the next generation of TV services. The combination uses both managed and unmanaged networks to offer a user experience across different screens – both in the home and on the go. The partnership combines Alcatel […]

QuickPlay secures multi-million dollar investment

Multiscreen and OTT video specialist QuickPlay has secured a C$57 million (€42 million) investment from private equity owner Madison Dearborn Partners, financing partner Orix Ventures and Difference Capital Financial. The latest round of financing means that QuickPlay has benefited from over C$150 million in investment capital to date. The company recently acquired LTE Broadcast specialist […]