Synamedia Appoints Paul Segre as CEO to Spearhead Next Growth Phase

Synamedia, the world's largest independent video software provider, announced the appointment of proven tech business leader Paul Segre as CEO, with immediate effect. Previously CEO of Genesys, Paul succeeds the departing CEO Yves Padrines, who presided over Synamedia's successful first two years as a customer-focused leader in the expansion of pay-TV with OTT distribution, and the development of innovative solutions to protect revenues from streaming piracy and develop new revenue streams from addressable advertising. Paul…

Synamedia Joins LOT Network To Protect Against Patent Trolls

First UK-headquartered video and pay-TV solutions provider to join the non-profit community Synamedia, the world's largest independent video software provider, announced it has joined the global non-profit organization LOT Network as a protective measure against patent assertion entities (PAEs, or more commonly referred to as "patent trolls"). Synamedia is the first UK-headquartered leader in the global video and pay-TV solutions industry to join LOT Network's community. LOT Network is committed to protecting its…

Synamedia Brings the Benefits of Cloud to Its Entire Video Network Portfolio With New VN Cloud Managed Service

Synamedia, the world's largest independent video software provider, launched Synamedia VN Cloud, a managed service for its entire video network portfolio. Drawing on Synamedia's vast experience, VN Cloud brings together broadcast quality of service with the latest cloud technologies to provide the flexibility and scale broadcasters and video service providers expect today. VN Cloud is the industry's first solution to offer end-to-end video network functionality on any public, private or hybrid cloud, and breaks new ground by…

Etisalat Goes Live with Cloud OTT Service Using Synamedia’s Infinite Platform

Synamedia announced that UAE's largest operator, Etisalat, has launched SwitchTV, a new direct-to-consumer (D2C) service based on Synamedia's Infinite cloud TV platform and its end-to-end video network portfolio. Etisalat, the leading telecommunication operator in emerging markets, chose to work with Synamedia because its technologies provide the flexibility, security and agility needed to support, monetise and scale a multi-screen service with both free and premium live TV channels, catch-up and on-demand. Of particular…

Synamedia and AWS Join Forces to Accelerate End-To-End Cloud TV Deployments

Astro and E-Vision are already running Synamedia's Infinite TV platform on AWS Synamedia, the world's largest independent video software provider, announced its collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS). By combining AWS's public cloud expertise with Synamedia's video software expertise, the two firms aim to accelerate the adoption of cloud TV services worldwide. Video service providers get to create and monetize compelling multi-screen video experiences using Synamedia's Infinite cloud TV platform and realize the…

Synamedia Unveils First Global Research to Define Fans by Attitudes to Sports Piracy

89% of sports fans subscribe to a pay-TV or OTT service yet 51% watch pirate sports services at least once a month Synamedia, the world's largest independent video software provider, unveiled the first in a series of trailblazing reports designed to broaden understanding of global sports piracy in order to protect the value of sports rights. The Charting Global Sports Piracy report, draws on results from a 10-country study of over 6,000 sports fans conducted by Ampere Analysis. It finds that, while 89% of sports…

Synamedia Partners with Google Cloud to Elevate its Video Network Portfolio with “as-a-Service” OTT Offerings

Technology innovators join forces to maximize OTT service uptime, achieve broadcast quality latency, and ramp up scalability for global customers Synamedia, the world's largest independent video software provider, announced that it has partnered with Google Cloud to expand its video network portfolio with new over-the-top (OTT) "as a service" offerings. This partnership enables Synamedia to further address customer needs for high availability, increased scalability and maximized performance for OTT services while…

Synamedia Joins the Alliance for Open Media

The Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia) today announced that Synamedia, the world’s largest independent video software provider, has joined at the Promoter level. As a member of the Alliance, Synamedia will collaborate with AOMedia members, which include fellow leading internet and media technology companies, to advance open standards for media compression and delivery over the web. Synamedia’s video network portfolio features video distribution, processing, and delivery services, and solutions to power premium quality…

Vodafone Group Taps Synamedia for Unified Global TV Platform

Synamedia, the world's largest independent video software provider, announced it has secured a multi-year contract with Vodafone Group that includes the Infinite video platform, security solutions and end-to-end integration services. The firm will help Vodafone Group deliver on its vision of a unified global cloud TV platform running on next-generation Gigabit infrastructure. Marketing Technology News: Insight Recognized in Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant for Managed Workplace Services, North America In addition, Synamedia…

Discovery Selects Synamedia’s Virtualized DCM to Support Its Asia Pacific Migration to Cloud Encoding

Global Leader in Real-Life Entertainment Entrusts Synamedia's Flexible, IP-Based Platform to Support Its Cloud Transition Synamedia, the world's largest independent video software provider, announced that Discovery, Inc. has chosen its virtualized Digital Content Manager (DCM) from its video network portfolio to increase operational efficiencies for its Asia Pacific distribution. A long-time Synamedia PowerVu customer, Discovery is centralizing its Asia Pacific uplink compression systems to its Sterling ,Virginia…

Synamedia and Triveni Digital Join Forces to Transform TV Viewing Experience

Major global broadcasters and content owners tap Synamedia and Triveni Digital for video compression and delivery expertise Global independent video software provider backed by Permira funds and Sky, Synamedia, has partnered with Triveni Digital to enable customers to seamlessly transition to ATSC 3.0. Triveni Digital is the leading provider of program guide and metadata management, data broadcasting and service quality assurance solutions for broadcasters and service providers. In addition, the pair also announced their…

Synamedia Augments Video Network Portfolio with Telestream Vod Workflow Products

Synamedia, the world's largest independent video software provider, announced that it is augmenting its video network portfolio through a partnership with video on demand (VOD) workflow solutions vendor Telestream. The partnership builds on Synamedia's announcement of new products at IBC that are designed to simplify and optimize end-to-end video workflows. Synamedia will be showcasing its video network portfolio, among other solutions, in its booth #2311 at the SCTE•ISBE Cable-Tec Expo, October 1 –  3, 2019 in New Orleans.…

Synamedia Saves Operators up to 50% of OTT Costs with Streaming Aware Machine-Learning Capabilities

Synamedia, the world's largest independent video software provider, announced new automation capabilities for its Virtual Digital Content Manager (DCM) with Smart Rate Control that will save operators up to 50% of bandwidth and storage costs.  Using machine-learning (ML) and Stream Video Quality, Synamedia's patented light weight and real-time quality metric technology, the solution automatically scales based on bandwidth requirements to minimize costs while providing consistently high video quality and without impacting the…

Zixi Announces Partnership With Synamedia To Allow IP Distribution For Mass Deployment

Easily Enable Secure and Reliable Distribution for Error-Free Video Streaming over IP Using Zixi Technology Zixi, the industry leader for enabling dependable, live broadcast-quality video over the public Internet, announced that Synamedia, the world's largest independent video software provider, has integrated Zixi in to the D9800 Network Transport Receiver. The Synamedia D9800 is the most versatile receiver designed for today's rapidly changing media environment that allows content providers the flexibility to migrate…

Sky Invests in Synamedia to Embrace the Future of Video

As the Globe Shifts Its Preferences from Viewing the Video through Traditional Capabilities, Strong Industry Players like Sky Are Paying Heed Synamedia officially released a statement that it has received fresh investment from Sky, one of Europe’s biggest media and entertainment companies. Synamedia, a leading industry brand in developing software for video broadcast, is majorly held by Permira funds and will be joined by Sky now. This will, in turn, bolster the relationship between Synamedia and Sky as long-standing…

Synamedia Makes CES Debut, Offering Pay-TV Providers Frictionless Cloud Migration Strategies, New Revenue Opportunities

Credentials Sharing Insight Premieres Alongside Other Demos, Showcasing Synamedia's Expanded Video Security Portfolio Synamedia, the largest independent video software provider, will bring its newest solutions to CES 2019, illustrating how pay-TV providers can migrate to the cloud at their own pace, and seamlessly.  The company also unveiled new security software that combats the rapid rise in account sharing between friends and families, turning it instead into a new revenue-generating opportunity for operators.…

Synamedia Launches Credentials Sharing Insight – Turns Casual Password Sharing into Incremental Revenues for Service Providers

In advance of CES 2019, Synamedia, the largest independent video software provider, announced Synamedia Credentials Sharing Insight to help streaming service providers combat the rapid rise in account sharing between friends and families and turn it into a new revenue-generating opportunity. The solution can also be used to detect and shut down large-scale, for-profit credentials sharing accounts run by fraudsters. Until now most OTT providers have turned a blind eye to casual password sharing, seeing it as a way to…

E-Vision Selects Evergent’s Revenue and Customer Lifecycle Platform to Power OTT TV Service Across MENA

E-Vision, a subsidiary of Etisalat Group announced that it has selected Evergent, provider of solutions for revenue and customer lifecycle management to power its multi-country OTT TV service with its multi-tenant platform to support rollout of the E-Vision service across MENA region and Pakistan. This partnership will enable the launch of multi-screen and multi-language OTT services quickly and cost-effectively. This complements E-Vision's existing robust content and channel licensing business, which spans Hollywood…

SpotX and clypd Bridge Audiences between National Linear TV and OTT

Discovery and Fox Corporation Among the First Partners to Deploy New Data-Driven Cross-Platform Advertising Solution SpotX, the leading global video advertising and monetization platform, together with clypd, the leading audience-based sales platform for television advertising, announced a plan to integrate their platforms and build products that focus on audience efficiencies and solve for the current state of media fragmentation across linear TV and over-the-top (OTT). The collaboration allows for the unification of…

Amobee Selected by Univision as Linear Television Optimization Platform of Record

Partnership to Help Advertisers Reach Hispanic-American Consumer Market Amobee, a global digital advertising technology company, announced an agreement with Univision Communications Inc.—the leading media company serving Hispanic America—to be the linear television optimization platform of record, allowing advertisers to plan and transact against their custom strategic target audiences or proprietary first party data. The partnership will allow Univision to provide a data-optimized linear television offering that…