Saffron Digital

InstaDIGITAL appoints Saffron exec in international push

Over-the-top video platform InstaDIGITAL has appointed former Saffron Digital executive Craig Chuter as sales director as it looks to expand internationally. Chuter will be tasked with driving UK-based InstaDIGITAL’s international growth and raising its profile around the world. He was previously sales director, EMEA, at Saffron Digital where he helped to bring about launches of […]

Saffron Digital and Verimatrix partner on OTT security

Video platform provider Saffron Digital has partnered with security specialist Verimatrix to offer “advanced revenue security and monetisation tools” to broadcasters and operators. The new partnership will enhance Saffron Digital’s premium OTT platform, MainStage, by combining it with Verimatrix’s revenue security solution, VCAS for Internet TV. “Today’s pay TV operators and broadcasters expect enhanced content […]

Deutsche Telekom launches kids app for tablets, in-car entertainment

Deutsche Telekom has launched myKIDIO, a new family-oriented app featuring audio books and videos for smartphones, tablets and in-car entertainment systems. The myKIDIO app from local magazine publisher BurdaNews and Telekom is aimed at kids aged three to 13 and is provides audio books, audio dramas, films and TV shows, all selected by the staff of […]

Carrefour launches France’s first UltraViolet OTT service

French supermarket giant Carrefour has launched an UltraViolet-enabled multi-platform TV service, Nolim Films, using an OTT platform provided by Saffron Digital. Nolim Films will enable customers to buy and rent TV and movies and is initially available on smartphone, tablet, television and computer. Content includes movies Gravity, Godzilla and Edge of Tomorrow, hit TV shows […]

Saffron Digital to launch Superfan TV

Online video specialist Saffron Digital is to use the IBC show to launch Superfan TV, an OTT channel platform that connects talent, brands and broadcasters directly to their fan bases, according to the company. Based on Saffron Digital’s MainStage platform, Superfan TV is described by the company as an ‘out of the box’ OTT subscription […]

Saffron Digital names EMEA sales manager

Multi-platform video management specialist Saffron Digital has named Leen Segers as sales manager for EMEA.  Segers’ appointment follows the naming of former Brightcove sales executive Enda Parker, also as EMEA sales manager, three months ago. Segers was previously a media executive with Kaltura.

Cinram acquires Saffron Digital

Najafi Companies-owned Cinram has acquired video delivery technology specialist Saffron Digital for US$47 million (€36 million) from HTC. Toronto-based Cinram is one of the largest global manufacturers and distributors of Blu-rays, DVDs and CDs. Cinram, acquired by Najafi Companies earlier this year, also provides digital and creative services through its Los Angeles-based digital media agency, […]

Saffron to take the Stage at IBC

DRM and online video specialist Saffron Digital is making its IBC debut this year, where it will launch Stage, an online video platform designed for the management and delivery of premium content. The platform combines tools needed to launch a premium multi-platform OTT entertainment service or UltraViolet (UV) storefront, and is designed to be quick and […]

Saffron Digital hires Brightcove sales exec for EMEA

Video service delivery specialist Saffron Digital has named former Brightcove sales executive Enda Parker as its sales manager for EMEA. Parker will be charged with helping drive the growth of Saffron’s recently launched Stage platform in Europe and will report to recently appointed EMEA sales director Craig Chuter, who previously worked for Capablue. Parker previously […]

Saffron Digital launches UltraViolet

Technology company Saffron Digital has launched an UltraViolet solution as part of Akamai’s NetAlliance Partner Programme. Saffron Digital, which has been offering digital locker services since 2009, has integrated its online video platform with Akamai’s Sola Media Solutions and global CDN to create a UV solution that will enable retailers and content providers to develop […]