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QYOU triples global distribution in 6 months to reach 300M+ audience

QYOU Media (TSXV: QYOU OTC: QYOUF), the world’s leading curator of premium ‘best-of-the-web’ video for multiscreen distribution, today announced that its programming formats now reach an addressable audience of more than 300 million consumers globally. This marks a threefold increase in distribution reach in six months, fueled by significant new partnerships across Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. New partnerships ...

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Design Original Wins Best Exhibition Stand Jackpot in Vegas

Design Original stand design and execution wins the ACE Exhibits ‘Stand of the Show’ award at NAB 2018 in Las Vegas for longstanding client Ericsson Media Solutions   Cambridge, UK – 20 April, 2018 – Design Original, a marketing services agency specialising in exhibitions and events, today announced that its exhibition stand design and execution for longstanding client, Ericsson Media ...

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Amino strengthens senior team with Global VP Marketing hire

Cambridge, UK, 23rd April 2018 –  Amino, the IP/Cloud video software and device specialist, has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Jamie Mackinlay as its new Global VP Marketing. Jamie has more than 20 years’ experience in the telecoms, media and technology sector fulfilling a number of executive roles in sales and marketing. Most recently, he was SVP of ...

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Mic drop: Simplestream takes the best of British stand-up comedy beyond the traditional DVD special

Monday 23rd April, 2018 – London – Simplestream, leaders in live and on-demand OTT services, today announced that it has been chosen by NextUp to build its video streaming service dedicated initially to British stand-up comedy, with international ambitions. The Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) service brings together dozens of stand-up specials from established and up-and-coming comedians – including Ed ...

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QYOU accelerates growth in India with new content and distribution partnerships

QYOU Media, the world’s leading curator of premium ‘best-of-web’ video for multiscreen distribution is growing its operations in India following the successful launch of QYOU India on Tata Sky, by adding a block of new content partnerships. Rebranding as Q India, the company’s localized service recently also launched on Jio TV, India’s fastest growing mobile service with 168 million subscribers. ...

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Simplestream crosses the pond: opens new North American office to meet accelerating global demand from broadcasters and video distributors

Tuesday 10th April 2018 – London – Simplestream, leaders in live and on-demand OTT services, today announced the opening of a new office in Toronto. This expansion is testament to the accelerating demand for the company’s unified, end-to-end live streaming and live-to-VOD services. The Toronto office is a key component of Simplestream’s 24/7 support, first-class customer service and dedicated account ...

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WPT® Distribution USA selects QYOU Media’s format Heads Up Daily (HUD) to build global TV franchise for esports

QYOU Media,  the world’s leading curator of premium ‘best-of-web’ video for multiscreen distribution, announced today it has partnered with WPT® Distribution USA to promote and distribute QYOU’s dedicated esports program Heads Up Daily (HUD). WPT, the premier name in internationally televised gaming and entertainment, will distribute HUD as part of its global push into the televised esports genre. WPT’s partnership with ...

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Ericsson Media Solutions launches MediaFirst UHD for end-to-end UHD experiences

Ericsson Media Solutions today announces the launch of its MediaFirst End-to-End Ultra High Definition (UHD) solution, the industry’s first software-based, multi-application media processing and encoding platform to deliver UHD content from camera to consumer, across the entire media delivery landscape. The new platform is making its global debut at NAB Show 2018 (Booth #SU720), where the company is showing how ...

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iflix selects Bitmovin to deliver HD experience to mobile subscribers

Bitmovin, a world leader in online video technology, announces that iflix, the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets, will use Bitmovin encoding to enable the delivery of TV shows, movies and sport in high definition video over low bandwidth mobile networks across the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Utilizing Bitmovin’s encoding tools via Bitmovin’s containerized software running inside ...

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Ericsson Media Solutions selected by Telefónica to transform its TV services

Ericsson has been selected by Telefónica to power a range of advanced TV services across its operating businesses in Latin America. The solution will be rolled out in 13 countries and will be available in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru by the end of this year, with eight other Latin America countries to follow by the end of 2020. ...

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Carolina Panthers Upgrade to Grass Valley Router for More Efficient, Flexible Game Day Broadcasting

MONTREAL, April 8, 2018 – At every home game, the Carolina Panthers broadcasting team, based at the Bank of America stadium, delivers the high-quality footage, highlights and replays their fans expect. Even after game day, the team compiles highlight packages for local TV stations and supports additional events taking place at the stadium. To enhance its broadcast initiatives on and ...

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Grass Valley Unveils iTX Flex and the Industry’s Broadest Content Delivery Portfolio at NAB 2018

MONTREAL, April 8, 2018 — In the age of the on-demand consumer, content delivery solutions must be designed to seamlessly connect and monetize, allowing broadcasters to deliver programs quickly and to the right platform so that viewers can watch what they want, when and where they want. At NAB 2018, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will highlight cloud and virtualized ...

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Ericsson Integrates Fraunhofer’s MPEG-H TV Audio System Into Its Contribution-Encoder/Decoder Solution

At the NAB Show, Ericsson introduces its AVP 2000 Contribution Encoder and companion MediaFirst Content Processing (MFCP) Decoder as the industry’s first contribution-path encode/decode solution with support of the MPEG-H TV Audio System, substantially developed by Fraunhofer IIS. MPEG-H is the only next-generation broadcast audio system in regular operation in the world, having been launched by South Korean terrestrial UHD ...

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Bitmovin raises $30M series B led by Highland Europe to accelerate next-gen online video infrastructure software

Bitmovin, the world leader in online video infrastructure software, has raised $30 million in Series B funding, led by Highland Europe, to help expand its global customer base of TV streaming providers, internet companies and social media companies. The funding will allow Bitmovin to scale its product R&D, field engineering and sales teams worldwide. Bitmovin solves complex video problems arising ...

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uCast Taps V-Nova PERSEUS Plus to Deliver Next-generation Video Compression to All Screens

London, UK – 5 April 2018 – V-Nova Ltd, a leading provider of video compression solutions, today announced that uCast has integrated the PERSEUS Plus codec into its innovative platform for Internet TV services. The move will enable uCast to improve the quality of experience for viewers and reduce the cost of providing best in class video experiences on all ...

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Research shows over 40% of US households are now ‘pay-TV polygamists’, offsetting cord-cutting trend

New Paywizard survey reveals that the sole pay-TV package for one in five US households is an OTT TV service such as Netflix, Amazon Prime or Hulu But twice as many respondents are identified as ‘pay-TV polygamists’ – households taking OTT subscriptions on top of their traditional cable, satellite or IPTV packages US audiences may be moving away from traditional ...

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