▼ Scroll to Site ▼

Verizon Digital Media Services Purchases UpLynk

Article Featured Image

Some companies hit the ground running. In January, 2013, UpLynk, which provides simplified live and on-demand HD adaptive streaming for premium partners, came out of stealth mode. It already had a giant win of a customer with Disney/ABC. Today, Verizon Digital Media Services announced that it has acquired UpLynk for an undisclosed amount, adding UpLynk's technology to its portfolio.

UpLynk works by simplifying the process of encoding, storing, inserting ads, and creating analytics for online video, and uses a single adaptive format for all computers and devices. Verizon says that UpLynk's muti-device support will complement Verizon's current end-to-end solutions.

While neither company disclosed the terms of the acquisition, the price may have been modest. Dan Rayburn, Streaming Media's executive vice president and principle analyst for Frost & Sullivan, suggests that the total wasn't that great. "If it was more than a few million, at most, I would be surprised," Rayburn says.

Ralf Jacob, UpLynk's CEO, says “Joining forces with Verizon Digital Media Services is a turning point for UpLynk and we see incredible opportunity to deliver superior video solutions that streamline the complex challenges that content owners face."

In May, ABC became the first broadcast network to offer a live linear video stream, which it did through its partnership with UpLynk.

Streaming Covers
Free
for qualified subscribers
Subscribe Now Current Issue Past Issues
Related Articles

Verizon Buying OnCue TV Unit from Intel

For a price estimated to be between $300 and $500 million, Verizon will gain intellectual property and 350 workers. But will it have better luck than Intel?

CES 2014: Q Factor Aims to Solve Video Buffering With an SDK

Packet loss and retransmission can greatly slow video streaming. Q Factor finds a clever way to replace those lost packets.

CES 2014: Verizon Debuts its End-to-End Solution

One size doesn't fit all, says Verizon Digital Media Services. With new acquisitions and a new management team, the company is ready for business.

ABC First Network to Offer Live Linear Video Stream

Partnering with UpLynk, ABC will stream live broadcast content to authenticated users on its iOS app.

UpLynk Announces Live Linear Streaming, Will Show at NAB

Already in use by Disney/ABC, UpLynk's service works with multiple platforms and connects to existing ad servers.

UpLynk Emerges from Stealth Mode; Disney/ABC Is First Customer

Premium adaptive streaming doesn't have to be complicated, says UpLink, which offers easy encoding, delivery, and pricing.

Companies and Suppliers Mentioned