SeaChange acquires OTT platform provider Xstream for US$5.5m

SeaChange has acquired over-the-top video and cloud TV platform, Xstream, as it looks to expand into new market segments. SeaChange paid US$5.5 million in cash and shares to secure the Copenhagen and Denmark-based business. This comprised a cash payment of US$4.6 million and 541,738 shares of SeaChange common stock. “Xstream provides us a managed service, […]

Canal Digital renews OTT technology deal with Xstream

Nordic streaming and TV everywhere provider, Canal Digital, has renewed its partnership with over-the-top (OTT) cloud technology provider Xstream. The deal will allow Canal Digital to further grow its own and parent company Telenor’s customer base across the Nordic markets. “For many years, Canal Digital has enjoyed a strong business relationship with Xstream and its […]

Xstream names former Ericsson Broadcast and Media chief to board

OTT TV technology provider Xstream has named former Ericsson Broadcast and Media Services president Thorsten Sauer to its board. At Ericsson Broadcast and Media Services, now known as Red Bee, Sauer supervised the acquisitions of Technicolor’s Broadcast Service division in 2012, Red Bee Media in 2014 and FYI Television in 2016. Sauer also previously served […]

Xstream launches live video streaming tool

OTT TV technology specialist Xstream has launched a live video streaming tool that it says enables service providers and broadcasters using its MediaMaker OTT/VOD platform to offer live video streaming of events such as concerts, festivals, sports events and conferences. The live streaming tool is an extension of the company’s MediaMaker OTT cloud platform and […]

Xstream names new chief executive

Over-the-top video and TV services company Xstream has upped chief financial officer Michael Rasmussen to CEO. Rasmussen takes over from Simon Høgsbro who left the Copenhagen-based company earlier this year to take up a director of platform and innovation role at Microsoft. Rasmussen first joined Xstream in 2015, prior to which he spent 16 years […]

Xstream names sales and marketing chief

OTT and TV everywhere technology specialist Xstream has named Jacob Barlebo as global sales and marketing director. In his new role, Barlebo will be responsible for managing Xstream’s international sales teams, extending the firm’s partner network and marketing. Barlebo has worked in a number of sales and marketing roles, most recently as international business development […]

24i Media hires former Xstream marketing chief

Netherlands-based multiscreen TV app provider 24i Media has named former Xstream chief marketing officer Brynhild Vinskei as chief markets officer. In her new role, Vinskei will be charged with heading up global sales and marketing activities for the company and play an instrumental role in the strategic development, expansion and growth of the company globally. […]

Xstream teams up with Xroadmedia for personalisation

OTT technology specialist Xstream and struck a strategic partnership agreement with content discovery and recommendation specialist XroadMedia to deliver OTT personalisation services to operators around the world. Ncanto, XroadMedia’s cloud-based content discovery solution offers content discovery and personalisation capabilities to users and service providers. Consumers receive recommended content based on their viewing behavior, interest, location […]

Xstream launches London office

Denmark-based OTT and TV Everywhere service provider, Xstream, has launched a London, UK office in a bid to extend its global presence.  With the expansion, former CDNetworks and GlobalDots executive, Michael Glintzer joins Xstream as sales manager EMEA and will be based at the company’s new London office. “Michael has the experience and skill set […]

Xstream names new CEO as Thorup steps down

TV technology company Xstream has named Simon Høgsbro as its new CEO, replacing Frank Thorup, who is stepping down after 15 years. over on March 16. Prior to joining Xstream, he led New Zealand-based VoD service Lightbox’s incubation from its strategy and business planning phase to launch. Lightbox marked service provider Spark New Zealand’s entry […]