Zype Acquires OTT Publisher MAZ Systems
Media and content businesses can deliver and monetize advanced streaming applications with integrated, best-in-class capabilities
NAB Cancels 2021 Event
For the second year in a row, COVID forces the biggest broadcast and streaming trade show and conference in the U.S. to pull the plug.
Panasonic, Ross, and Canon Withdraw from NAB 2021
Following Sony's announcement earlier this week, the companies said they wouldn't attend NAB in Las Vegas due to COVID health concerns and travel restrictions that might limit attendance
Investors Bet Big on Amagi with $100 Million in Funding
Accel, Avataar, and Norwest join existing investor Premji Invest to buy out stake in company previously held by Emerald Media and Mayfield Media
LG Ads Introduces River OS Personalized Smart TV Platform
New operating system delivers personalized search, discovery, and recommendations to individual viewers without the need to switch between profiles.
Dutch Team Launches CDN Alliance
The new industry alliance sets out to bring industry competitors together to work on common challenges, as well as be the "voice" of the content delivery industry for the world. The alliance launched this week, and is open for new memberships for both individuals and organizations.
Streaming Global Raises $8 Million
The company beat its $6 million target, and has now raised more than $10 million to date. Streaming Global plans to use the investment to increase in-house capabilities
Vote in the 2021 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards
Voting is open until September 20 in 22 categories, including a brand-new one: Best Streaming Innovation. Cast your vote today!
Connect Addressable TV to Your NFL Game Plan
Football season is a rare chance for advertisers to reach audiences all at once as they spend more time than usual watching live television across any number of devices. Marketers should take the time to review how they're making the most of this moment, to find new engagement with viewers and to execute cross-device strategies to make the most of addressable TV, from the household to the individual.
Streaming Accelerates for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony, Says Conviva
Viewing time was up 279% over the 2018 opening ceremony, with impressive start times, fewer failures, and less buffering, according to the media intelligence firm.
Netflix, Other OTTs Win Reprieve in Canada as Bill C-10 Stalls
The non-elected Canadian Senate has demanded amendments to The Broadcast Modernization Act, likely leaving it dead in the water.
Lumen Books Sale of Latin American Business for $2.7 Billion
The former CenturyLink is selling off its Latin American division to investment firm Stonepeak.
LiveU Acquired by Investment Firm
While the company is busy helping streaming the Tokyo Olympics, it got acquired by global investment firm Carlyle, which is purchasing the company from Francisco Partners.
Kaltura Valued at $1.24 Billion After IPO
After the pandemic scuttled an IPO in 2020, the 15-year-old enterprise and education video platform company floated on NASDAQ and raised $150 million to grow marketing, sales, and tech efforts.
HBO Max and Snapchat Partner for Co-Viewing
HBO Max becomes the first OTT service to build a Snap Mini, allowing Snapchatters to view select episodes of Gossip Girl, Game of Thrones, Looney Tunes, and more.
Younger Viewers Are Embracing Co-Viewing Apps
Both third-party co-viewing apps and co-viewing features built in to OTT apps are finding favor with younger viewers
Buyers’ Guide: Action Cams
Action cams remain a popular option for action sports (of course), POV video, drones, underwater video capture, and vlogging applications where a front-facing screen makes a difference. GoPro's Hero 9 Black still grabs most of the headlines, but other contenders round out a thriving and reasonably diverse action-cam market.
JW Player Raises $100 Million in Series E Funding
Coming hot on the heels of its acquisition of Vualto, the funding will allow the company to expand globally, increase staffing, and invest in product development
Canadian YouTube TV Viewership Grows 30% During 2020 Pandemic
Canadians are also watching more YouTube on TVs, bringing new opportunities to advertisers. To take advantage of that, Google is launching brand extensions embedded into YouTube content.
Ross Video Acquires Primestream
Primestream's workflow solutions enable capture, production, management, and distribution of live and on-demand video for organizations including Verizon Media and the NFL Network