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AT&T and Quickplay - as much about OTT as it is about hedging, diversification, and tech captureMay 25, 2016AT&T is set to acquire OTT solutions and managed-media- services provider Quickplay Media. Although the terms of the deal are unknown, the sale almost certainly surpasses USD 100m in value; private equity group Madison Dearborn Partners purchased a majority stake in Quickplay in Q3 2012 for roughly USD 100m.Subscribers Only
Rovi acquires TiVoMay 04, 2016The heavens have aligned for two of the media-and-entertainment industry’s technology giants. Analytics, program guide and IP-licensing kingpin Rovi will acquire OTT software, UI pioneer and DVR progenitor TiVo. Valued at roughly USD 1.1 billion, the deal remains subject to closing conditions, is expected to conclude by the end of the third quarter, 2016, and will usher in the disappearance of the Rovi brand entirely.Subscribers Only
IBM acquires ClearleapDecember 16, 2015IBM has agreed to acquire Clearleap, a US based company who provides over-the-top (OTT) video solutions to the media sector. Clearleap’s OTT stack and SaaS solutions will be integrated into the IBM Cloud platform, and collectively, the combined portfolio will be positioned to help media companies reduce the complexity and expense of delivering digital content. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed.Subscribers Only
Imagine Communications acquires RGB NetworksFebruary 09, 2015Imagine Communications has continued its expansion into the video infrastructure market with the acquisition of RGB Networks. For Imagine, RGB brings with it a strong, North American cable customer base—most importantly, Comcast-- and a product roadmap that includes software-based transcoding and packaging servers, as well as ad insertion servers.Subscribers Only
Kaltura acquires TvinciMay 09, 2014Online video platform provider Kaltura has acquired Tvinci, a global provider of content management and personalization for OTT video service providers. Tvinci’s customer base spans the Latin America, EMEA and Asia Pacific regions with major customers like Eutelsat, Mediacorp, Liberty Global, Solar Entertainment and Yes; while Kaltura has also an established global customer portfolio which includes HBO, ABC, Warner Brothers, Paramount, DirecTV and Turner.
Harris Broadcast splits into Imagine Communications and GatesAirMarch 20, 2014Professional broadcast equipment provider Harris Broadcast will divide into two brand new corporate entities, Imagine Communications and GatesAir. Imagine Communications will provide solutions for delivering and monetizing multiscreen content while GatesAir will focus on TV and radio over-the-air market.
Verizon acquires EdgeCastDecember 13, 2013Verizon Digital Media Services (VDMS), the managed service arm of US Telco Verizon, has acquired content delivery network (CDN) provider EdgeCast for $350 million. EdgeCast provides accelerated content...
Verizon acquired upLynk to enchance its cloud video servicesNovember 19, 2013Verizon Digital Media Services (VDMS), the managed service arm of US telco Verizon, recently acquired multiscreen start-up upLynk for an undisclosed fee.
Intel acquires Omek InteractiveJuly 29, 2013Intel recently announced it would acquire gesture control software developer Omek Interactive. Omek's Beckon and Grasp middleware works in conjunction with standard as well as depth sensing cameras to enable...Subscribers Only
Ericsson to acquire Red Bee MediaJuly 01, 2013Swedish technology provider Ericsson intends to strengthen its market position in the media managed services by acquiring Red Bee Media, one of the leading media broadcast services in the UK. The acquisition,...
ViXS Demonstrates First HEVC TranscoderFebruary 14, 2013ViXS has demonstrated a new 6-transcode multimedia home gateway system-on-chip (SoC) that supports both decode and encode for HEVC. While ViXS has 6-transcode semiconductors already in-market, the HEVC...