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Veset acquired by PLAY Japan

Veset has been acquired by Japanese media technology company, PLAY. Veset will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of PLAY and continue to develop solutions for cloud playout and channel management. PLAY uses the best-of-breed video distribution technology and a wide range of associated services to promote digital transformation in the media, content, and enterprise fields. […]

February 6, 2023

Freeview turns 20

On its 20th anniversary, Freeview has announced it is now home to an 60,000 hours of content. Having increased its on-demand offering by 20,000 hours since April 2022, Freeview is seeing in its 20th birthday with another milestone as more consumers consider cutting paid-for streaming subscriptions amid the cost-of-living crisis in the UK. With ITVX, […]

December 14, 2022

Verizon’s +play adds NBA streaming services

Verizon has announced that NBA League Pass, the league’s live game subscription service, and NBA TV, the league’s offering of 24/7 NBA content, are the latest additions to its +play service. With the NBA’s direct-to-consumer subscription services in +play, Verizon customers in the US will be able to access and manage their subscriptions to both […]

October 19, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Verizon adds NFL+ to +play Platform

Verizon has announced that NFL+, the NFL’s new video streaming subscription service, is the latest addition to +play. With NFL’s direct-to-consumer subscription service available in +play, users will be able to seamlessly manage their NFL+ subscription. +play is a technology coming soon from Verizon that will allow customers to discover, purchase and manage some of […]

September 29, 2022

iliad’s Play buys Redge Technologies

The Play Group (part of the iliad Group) has acquired 92.5 per cent of shares in Redge Technologies. The residual 7.5 per cent of share capital remains with Przemysław Frasunek, CEO and Co-Founder of the company. Redge Technologies is the leader in OTT and edge computing technologies in Central Europe. Its flagship technology, Redge Media, […]

July 7, 2022

RTL Group sells RTL Croatia to CME

Pan-European broadcaster RTL Group has reached an agreement with Central European Media Enterprises (CME) for the sale of RTL Croatia. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected to close in the second quarter of 2022. The total consideration to be paid at closing amounts to €50 million. In addition, RTL Group will […]

February 14, 2022

Poland: NENT, Play sign Viaplay distribution partnership

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) and Polish mobile operator Play have agreed a multi-year distribution deal that makes NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service broadly available to Play’s millions of post-paid subscribers. Viaplay offers viewers in Poland a unique combination of Viaplay Originals, international films and series, kids content and premium live sports such as Bundesliga […]

September 3, 2021

Poland: Antstream Arcade partners with Play

Global retro game streaming service Antstream Arcade has announced a partnership with Polish mobile operator Play. Enabling Play customers to stream Antstream’s thousands of iconic games, this tie-up is the first time a telco provider in Central Eastern Europe has bundled video game streaming into its content offering. As part of the collaboration, Play subscribers […]

December 3, 2020