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Verimatrix acquires Mirimon technology and teamJune 27, 2017Content security firm Verimatrix has acquired Genius Digital’s Mirimon engineering team, technology, and associated IP. The Mirimon stack comprises a set of technologies that allow service providers to harvest data from a range of end-user devices, and from operator-managed consumer premises equipment (CPE) in particular. Verimatrix’s Verspective analytics proposition will integrate the technology. The acquisition’s value is unknown. However, given that Genius Digital generated turnover of roughly USD 1.5m in 2015, IHS Markit believes that the deal was modest in size.Subscribers Only
Ericsson taps into Android TV with Google partnershipSeptember 19, 2016Ericsson is collaborating with Google to extend the scale of its MediaFirst TV platform. MediaFirst will be integrated into Google’s Android TV ecosystem, and as such, will allow operators to launch Android-TV-based services with ease.Subscribers Only
Kaltura partners with Microsoft Azure to strengthen its cloud-based OTT solutionSeptember 05, 2016Media and OTT solutions-provider Kaltura has partnered with Microsoft Azure. Kaltura’s OTT TV solution will be integrated with Microsoft Azure’s cloud infrastructure to provide OTT services to customers worldwide.Subscribers Only
Neulion acquires Saffron DigitalJune 20, 2016OTT solutions provider NeuLion is set to acquire Saffron Digital. While the value of the transaction is not known, it is clear that the deal will allow the two technology-and-services companies to fill gaps in their respective solution portfolios.Subscribers Only
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
Xbox One update: Microsoft’s march to control your living room continues forwardAugust 21, 2014At the 2014 Gamescom trade fair, Microsoft announced that the Xbox One would soon be updated in a number of ways, and detailed new features being rolled out first to members of its early access program. Most prominently discussed was the ability to stream live TV content from the Xbox One over the local network to smartphones and tablets running the Xbox SmartGlass app.Subscribers Only
Google returns for round 3: Android TV makes its debutJuly 17, 2014With Android TV, Google is entering the OTT video market at the operating system level for the third time. While its previous two efforts revolved around a separate platform, Android TV represents the crystallization of a single, unified Android operating system – Android L – that no longer cleaves across separate hardware platforms.Subscribers Only
Sony brings the PlayStation TV to Europe and North AmericaJune 26, 2014Under the guise of a new name – PlayStation TV – Sony will launch its PS Vita TV micro-console and digital media adapter (DMA) in Europe and North America during 2014.Subscribers Only
Roku launches Roku TVJanuary 09, 2014Roku is set to release its first Smart TV sets, in partnership with Chinese TV set manufacturers TCL and Hisense. The Roku TV represents the tight marriage of display hardware, and a natively-integrated, 3rd...
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...
Broadband Technology Intelligence re-launchesSeptember 29, 2013Welcome to the new Broadband Technology Intelligence service. With this re-launch, we have significantly broadened Broadband Technology's geographic coverage, and tightened its focus. The new service is the...
Broadband Technology Intelligence expanded connected device dataSeptember 22, 2013Welcome to the new Broadband Technology Intelligence service. With this re-launch, we have significantly broadened Broadband Technology's geographic coverage, and tightened its focus. The new service is the...Subscribers Only
Apple acquires Matcha.tvAugust 19, 2013Apple has acquired content discovery, search, and recommendation platform Matcha.tv. Positioned primarily as an iOS application, Matcha.tv allows users to search for content across of range of online video...
TWC TV comes to XboxJuly 02, 2013US operator Time Warner Cable is porting its IP-video, TWC TV branded service to Microsoft's Xbox 360 platform. Offered at no additional cost to Time Warner Cable digital TV subscribers, TWC TV will bring a...Subscribers Only
Kit Digital to file for Chapter 11April 24, 2013Video solutions provider and systems integrator Kit Digital will file for bankruptcy under Chapter 11. Under Chapter 11, Kit's corporate reorganization will be backed by the firm's three largest shareholders...
Dell launches Create platform for mediaApril 23, 2013US computer and server manufacturer Dell has launched the Create platform, its opening salvo in the highly competitive media management and media production solutions market. Create is a consulting practice...
Smart TV developments at CESJanuary 15, 2013CES 2013 has ushered in a wealth of smart-TV-related announcements, most notably from The Smart TV Alliance and Roku. The Alliance - founded by LG, TP Vision and Toshiba, in the hopes of developing a single,...
TWC launches on RokuJanuary 15, 2013On the heels of a 2012 push to bolster its multiscreen strategy, Time Warner Cableis porting TWC TV to the Roku platform. Complementing existing services on iOS, Android, and PC devices, TWC TV will bring 300...