Synamedia hires OSN and Kaltura execs

Synamedia, the new Permira and Sky-backed technology company that was created from Cisco’s service provider video business, has hired Mark Billinge as VP of operations and services product management and Avidan Lamdan as VP of platform product management. Alongside Synamedia’s other product management heads, Billinge and Lamdan will be responsible for refining and driving Synamedia’s platform, […]

Synamedia agrees new deal with Thailand’s TrueVisions

Synamedia has agreed a new multi-year contract with Thailand-based pay TV operator, TrueVisions, extending a seven-year partnership between the two companies. Synamedia VideoGuard will secure TrueVisions’ investments in live sports news, entertainment and other premium content that is delivered to its 3.9 million cable and satellite subscribers. The deal means that TrueVisions will also be […]

Synamedia signs up Signes to head video processing unit

Synamedia, the technology company created from Cisco’s service provider video arm and backed by Permira, has named Envivio founder and former CEO Julien Signes as senior vice-president and general manager of its video processing business unit. Signes will head up the unit with a focus on the industry’s ongoing transition to software-based encoding for broadcast […]

Sky invests in Synamedia

Sky has taken an undisclosed minority stake in Synamedia, joining fellow minority shareholder Permira funds in backing the newly independent video software provider. Synamedia said that Sky’s investment will reinforce its position as a long-term technology partner to a growing roster of pay TV operators and media companies. The company was formed last year from the […]

Synamedia highlights cloud migration and credential sharing at CES

Synamedia, the new company created from Cisco’s service provider video business the largest independent video software provider, is to use the CES expo in Las Vegas to highlight cloud migration technology and its drive to combat credentials sharing by premium video streaming service subscribers. At the core of the Synamedia offerings is Foundation, previously known […]

Synamedia takes aim at streaming service account sharing 

Synamedia has launched a new solution designed to help streaming service providers combat account sharing between friends and families. Synamedia Credentials Sharing Insight uses artificial intelligence, behavioural analytics and machine learning to identify, monitor and analyse credentials sharing activity across streaming accounts. Operators can then choose to apply specific policies to accounts where sharing exceeds […]

Synamedia appoints former TiVo exec as SVP for Asia Pacific

Synamedia has appointed former TiVo executive, Sue Couto, as senior vice president and general manager of Asia Pacific. Couto will have overall responsibility for sales, marketing, partners, and delivery in the region and takes up her new role effective immediately. She brings more than 20 years’ experience to the job and was most recently senior vice […]

Synamedia names finance chief

Video software and solutions firm Synamedia has appointed former Worldpay finance chief, Rick Medlock, as its CFO. Medlock has previously also held CFO roles at companies including Inmarsat, Misys and NDS and brings more than 30 years of experience to Synamedia – the compamy formed from the sale of Cisco’s video processing and video solutions […]

Synamedia opens for business, appoints Americas VP

Investment firm Permira has completed its acquisition of Cisco’s Service Provider Video Software Solutions (SPVSS) group, meaning Synamedia, the company created from the deal, is now open for business.    Synamedia was unveiled as the name for the ex-Cisco video business in September and the company set out its vision and investment focus as a newly independent company […]

Synamedia sets out strategic vision

Synamedia set out its vision and investment focus as a newly independent company at IBC, stressing that innovation will be at the heart of its strategy. The company, formed from the sale of Cisco’s video processing and video solutions business to private equity firm Permira funds, said it will help customers to develop new offerings […]