The online video platform (OVP) business of Ooyala is going to be sold to Brightcove a global provider of cloud services for video. Ooyala is a provider of cloud video technology. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of the year.
Tastemade, a Santa Monica-based global media company, has partnered with Amagi, a global leader in cloud-based technology for TV and OTT broadcasters. The agreement will help Tastemade to boost its linear channel and VOD content offering on Comcast, YouTube TV, Philo TV, Sony’s PlayStation Vue, and T-Mobile.
The global leader in content protection and multiscreen television solutions, Nagra has extended its content protection with Taiwan’s leading cable operator kbro. The extended deal also includes kbro’s 4K Ultra HD service delivered over a hybrid cable and OTT network.
The smart device by Amazon, Alexa has now added music streaming app Hungama Music. Users can now use the service on the Amazon Echo range of smart speakers as well as the Amazon Fire TV Stick by simply asking Alexa to play songs from Hungama Music.
Sports and sports broadcast are never the same what we had a decade back. As per a new report by Tata Communications, digital technology innovation has launched a new era of unprecedented commercial growth for broadcasters, rights holders and sports organisations.
Shout! Factory TV has partnered with media tech company Amagi. Amagi will provide its Cloudport channel playout platform to manage playout for linear TV channel and deliver its feed to Xumo and Twitch platforms in the US markets.
The tech giant Irdeto has been conferred with the Airtel Value Leader Award from Bharti Airtel. The telecom operator recognised Irdeto for value brought by it to its direct to home (DTH) business through its deployment of Irdeto Armor for Android TV, Irdeto Cloaked CA and Middleware for Airtel’s satellite service.
As per Nagra, the content protection solutions provider, Novatek’s next-generation TV chipsets will natively support both Nagra Connect and TVkey Cloud. Novatek will use a Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) based device security framework to support Nagra Connect, the award-winning converged CAS/DRM solution for connected set-top boxes and smart televisions, protecting broadcast, IPTV and operator-controlled OTT.
The broadcasting solutions provider Visual Technologies India Private Limited (VTIPL) is hoping to mop up Rs 90 crore revenue in FY19. The Noida-based company’s revenue was not good in FY18; while it posted revenue of Rs 40 crore in H1 FY19.
India’s largest news network iTV Network has launched NEWSX AI, world’s first A.I integrated voice assistant in a news studio. The NewsX studios will now have a permanently integrated Studio Voice Assistant (SVA) which will be used in the daily programming. The SVA will also be used during any special events like budget 2019 and the 2019 general elections to help answer and present facts and data questions. It will be the first time ever for any news network that the SVA will be a part of any studio discussions and live events to take questions.
The global major in independent video software, Synamedia is showcasing its newest solutions at CES 2019 (8-11 Jan, Las Vegas). It is also exposing how pay-TV providers can migrate to the cloud at their own pace, and seamlessly.
The leading sports broadcaster Star Sports has partnered with Tata Communications, a leading global digital infrastructure provider, and NEP Broadcast Solutions, a division of NEP Group for remote production of Pro Kabaddi League (PKL).
The advertisement tech solutions provider Amagi has been appointed by DogTV to manage its global broadcast operations. DogTV is the world’s first television network that is made especially for dogs. DogTV is present in the US, South Korea, LatAm and Europe as well as Direct-to-Consumer subscription worldwide app.
The mobile marketing platform CleverTap has partnered with the over the top (OTT) platform SonyLIV to bring the power of rich media to its push notifications. The technology will enable SonyLIV users to view video previews in push notifications, even on a locked screen.
MediaKind’s AVP 4000 video processing platform will help the DTH platform Dish TV to deliver enhanced, next-generation immersive experience to its 23.5 million subscribers in the country.
Synamedia Credentials Sharing Insight, the video software provider, has come up with a solution to help streaming service providers fight account sharing between friends and families. Apart from enabling them to combat the menace, it will also turn it into a new revenue-generating opportunity.
On 17 Dec, LiveU has released its annual ‘State of Live’ report. The report said that adoption of the HEVC protocol as the industry standard is growing. The report added that the figures reflect the increasing demand for professional-grade video quality, a trend most evident at this summer’s FIFA World Cup in Russia.
In order to bring more ways for customers to listen to and discover music, Amazon Prime Music has unveiled new voice-enabled features for customers in India.
Taking the marvels of technology a step closer, Holosuit and One Digital Entertainment have reached an agreement to bring mixed reality using AR/VR technology to the creators’ world for the first time ever.
The media tech start-up Zapr Media Labs has got Rs 55 crore boost from Star India. As per filings with the Registrar of Companies (RoC), the funds have been added by the broadcaster via its holding firm – Star India US Holdings Subsidiary LLC.
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