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Roku expands TV Ready programme

Roku expands TV Ready programme

Streaming device and platform specialist Roku has revealed new growth and international expansion to the Roku TV Ready Certification programme. New partners added during 2021 include Element, JVC, Pheanoo, and…

SeaChange, Triller in $5bn merger

SeaChange, Triller in $5bn merger

Video software specialist SeaChange International, together with short video app company Triller Hold (TrillerVerz), have entered into a definitive agreement and plan of merger to combine SeaChange with TrillerVerz. The…

US consults on content protection technology

US consults on content protection technology

The US Copyright Office is holding a series of consultations on technical measures to identify or protect copyrighted works online. The Office’s 2020 Report, Section 512 of Title 17, acknowledged…

EC greenlights Discovery, WarnerMedia merger

EC greenlights Discovery, WarnerMedia merger

The European Commission (EC) has granted unconditional antitrust clearance of Discovery’s proposed acquisition of AT&T’s WarnerMedia business. “Approval from the European Commission is a key milestone toward completing our proposed…

Microsoft to acquire AT&T’s Xandr

Microsoft to acquire AT&T’s Xandr

As it continues its asset disposal, AT&T has agreed to sell its global programmatic advertising marketplace, Xandr, to Microsoft. The agreement builds on a decade-long relationship between Xandr, including its…

Sony, Zee merger agreed

Sony, Zee merger agreed

Sony Pictures Networks India Private Limited (SPNI) and Zee Entertainment Enterprises (ZEEL) have signed definitive agreements to merge ZEEL with and into SPNI and combine their linear networks, digital assets,…

Keynote pulls out of CES

Keynote pulls out of CES

Mike Sievert, T-Mobile US CEO, has pulled-out of making the keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. T-Mobile said it would limit its presence at the event due to…

Fox News: Mandatory jabs for staff

Fox News: Mandatory jabs for staff

Fox News, where several anchors have encouraged vaccine scepticism, has told staff that those working in New York City will have to show proof they’d had at least one dose…

Sony staffer stole $154m for Bitcoin

Sony staffer stole $154m for Bitcoin

The US Department of Justice says it has taken action to return more than $154 million allegedly stolen from a Sony-owned business by one of its employees. The stolen cash…

ODMedia appoints Nagtzaam

ODMedia appoints Nagtzaam

International content services and processing company ODMedia has appointed Petrina Nagtzaam as Senior Project Manager and Kids. She will be based in the company’s Dutch office. In this role, Nagtzaam…

2022 – what can go wrong?

I signed off last year’s last blog with “I make no predictions for 2021, including ‘at least it can’t be worse’”. That was a good decision. Who’d have thought we’d…

DAZN to scrap dual user viewing

DAZN to scrap dual user viewing

DAZN will cease offering the dual user option that allows simultaneous viewing of content by two users on different devices with the same account. Speaking to Milano Finanza, Veronica Diquattro,…

Mowry leaves Blue Origin for Voyager

Mowry leaves Blue Origin for Voyager

Clayton Mowry has left Jeff Bezos and his Blue Origin operation to join Voyager Space as Chief Revenue Officer. Mowry’s credentials include a 15-year spell at Arianespace as chairman and…

Gray named to BBC Board Scotland

Gray named to BBC Board Scotland

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has announced that Muriel Gray has been appointed as a non-executive director on the BBC Board. Gray will be the Scotland member…

Luxembourg invests in NorthStar

Luxembourg, the domicile of satellite giants SES and Intelsat, has announced that its Luxembourg Future Fund (LFF) will invest in Canada’s NorthStar Earth & Space. The new investment will build…

Channel 5 joins Digital UK

Channel 5 joins Digital UK

UK commercial public service broadcaster Channel 5 is to join Digital UK Ltd, the joint venture which facilitates the provision of Freeview and Freesat, alongside BBC, ITV and Channel 4.…