TDC taps thePlatform for new Blockbuster platform

Danish telco TDC has selected thePlatform to develop a new online TVOD and electronic sell-through platform for its home-entertainment brand Blockbuster. ThePlatform’s mpx video management system will deliver the main CMS infrastructure backbone for the project, which will launch with 8,000 titles across the Nordic region. The mpx commercial portal has been customised to link […]

NBCU International taps thePlatform as Hayu partner

NBCUniversal International has partnered with thePlatform to provide the technology behind its subscription video-on-demand service Hayu. ThePlatform revealed yesterday that its online video platform, mpx, is the technology used in Hayu, the reality-themed OTT service that NBCUniversal International launched in March. “The successful launch of Hayu in the UK, Ireland and Australia shows the next step […]

Starz Play Arabia selects thePlatform for video management

Starz Play Arabia selected thePlatform to provide the back-end video management and publishing system for the Middle East and North African SVoD service. The Comcast subsidiary disclosed the deal today and said the agreement was struck with Swedish media group, Parsifal Entertainment Group, which partnered with Starz to launch Starz Play Arabia. The subscription service, […]

thePlatform launches unified cloud ingest service

Comcast-owned white-label video publishing company thePlatform has launched a cloud-based Unified Ingest Service to centrally manage all of the video and related metadata files that operators want to distribute to subscribers’ set-top boxes and other IP-connected devices. According to thePlatform, its Unified Ingest Service can manage direct feeds from satellite transmissions, traditional video pumps, operator-owned […]

Xstream hires thePlatform exec as sales chief

OTT and TV Everywhere technology provider Xstream has appointed former thePlatform exec Jan Bertil Dahms as global chief sales officer. Dahms was previously sales director EMEA at thePlatform where he was responsible for expanding business and revenues in Europe. He has also held sales positions at Brightcove and eTracker. Dahms will be based at Xstream’s […]

thePlatform launches mpx Replay to take linear channels online

Comcast-owned video management and publishing firm, thePlatform, has launched a new service to help broadcasters publish their linear TV channels online. Mpx Replay is a premium service that thePlatform will offer as part of its mpx video publishing system. “Mpx Replay provides instant asset creation for publishing and distribution, automated metadata to support richer search […]

thePlatform extends BT support to YouView+ boxes

Comcast-owned online video platform specialist thePlatform has signed an expanded agreement with BT that will see its mpx system serve and the cloud-based central video publishing system for BT TV as well as supporting other video-related initiatives.  ThePlatform previously served as the the back-end video management system for BT’s IP-based TV services. The new agreement […]

New co-CEOs for Comcast’s thePlatform

Comcast-owned online video technology company thePlatform has named Marty Robers and Jamie Miller as co-CEOs, replacing co-founder Ian Blaine who will become a strategic advisor to the company, effective from June 20.  Roberts previously served as senior vice-president of worldwide sales and marketing at thePlatform. As co-CEO, he will add to his responsibilities the leadership […]

Adobe and thePlatform partner on online TV services

Adobe and white-label video publishing company thePlatform have formed a strategic relationship to offer online video services to broadcasters, programmers, pay-TV operators, and other major media companies. Announced at NAB, the agreement will see Adobe integrate its Primetime video service with thePlatform’s mpx video management system, as part of an end-to-end IP-video solution that the […]

thePlatform supplying back-end for Viaplay

Modern Times Group (MTG) has chosen white label internet video platform provider thePlatform to provide back-end video management for its Viaplay online TV service. thePlatform’s cloud-based, mpx video publishing system will manage Viaplay’s TV services to support viewers on PCs, smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, Xbox, PlayStation 3, as well as Viaplay’s OTT set-top box. mpx […]