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JW Player acquires InPlayer

SaaS video platform JW Player is acquiring subscription management and identity management technology provider InPlayer. The acquisition broadens JW Player’s end-to-end video platform capabilities by helping broadcasters and other video-driven businesses more easily monetise their subscription-based business and by providing rich audience insights. In June of 2021, JW Player announced it raised $100 million from […]

January 17, 2023

Space entrepreneur raises £2m for new satellites

An entrepreneur on a mission to launch the world’s first service streaming live video from space has raised over £2 million in an investment round led by Mercia. Charles Black’s company Sen aims to enable consumers around the world to watch free ultra-high-definition (UHD) videos of Earth from cameras located on its satellites and will […]

December 8, 2022By Colin Mann

YouTube Shorts now on TVs

YouTube Shorts, the short-form video experience from the sharing service – is launching on TV, with YouTube executives revealing the design process of expanding Shorts to this new surface, taking a deep dive on what it takes to bring mobile-first video formats to the TV screen. According to Neal Mohan, Chief Product Officer, bringing Shorts […]

November 8, 2022By Colin Mann

Simon Cowell, TikTok music collaboration

Producer, record executive and entertainment impresario Simon Cowell and talent discovery formats specialist Syco Entertainment, along with international entertainment executive Tim Van Rongen, have partnered with Universal Music Group and its Republic Records label to create StemDrop. The service is described as a new evolution of musical collaboration, curation and artist discovery to be launched […]

October 20, 2022

Bitmovin launches Streams

Video streaming infrastructure provider Bitmovin has launched Streams, which it describes as an easy-to-use solution for video developers of every level, helping them simplify video workflows and accelerate time-to-market while maintaining the highest quality viewing experiences. With Streams, developers can deliver content to their audience in three easy steps: upload, embed and then analyse with […]

October 11, 2022

Synamedia Clarissa for Astro Malaysia

Video software provider Synamedia has confirmed that Malaysian content and entertainment company Astro has gone live with Synamedia Clarissa to gain a deeper understanding about how business decisions impact viewer behaviour and content consumption, with the goal of boosting engagement. Astro is investing heavily in content and the user experience: using Clarissa’s all-encompassing view of […]

October 5, 2022

Sustainable media marketplace initiative from Accedo

Video solutions provider Accedo has launched a new sustainability initiative, aimed at supporting its customers in their journey towards building more sustainable video businesses. The company will work with service and technology providers globally to define industry standards for delivering sustainable video services, and drive experiments to accelerate and achieve sustainable transformation across the video […]

August 23, 2022

Bitmovin, Sceenic engage sports fans

Video streaming infrastructure provider Bitmovin has partnered with customer behaviour specialist Sceenic on a new integrated Software Developer Kit (SDK) to optimise fan engagement and interactivity. The new SDK is for the integration between Bitmovin’s Video Player and Sceenic’s Watch Together technology, which empowers audiences to watch synchronised video streams in an interactive virtual environment […]

August 9, 2022

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 proposed business combination is expected to ultimately result in a value of the combined company at approximately $5 billion (€4.41bn). TrillerVerz believes it is positioned […]

December 23, 2021By Colin Mann

Synamedia powers Sangli expansion

Video software provider Synamedia has confirmed that Sangli Media Communication, the largest independent cable company (MSO) in Sangli Maharastra, India, has deployed its video network solutions as it adds services and grows its business. Synamedia’s technology is allowing Sangli Media to increase the number of channels it delivers to local cable operators while reducing bandwidth. […]

December 16, 2021