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Parks Associates: COVID-19 Will Drive Greater Usage of TVOD Services in 2020

OTT Video Market Tracker analyzes impact of new and existing video services in OTT space Parks Associates, ahead of the release of COVID-19 Impact on Communications and Entertainment, predicts consumer usage of TVOD (transactional video on-demand) service will increase significantly in 2020. The firm's OTT Video Market Tracker reports that in Q1 2020, 14% of US broadband households had used a TVOD service over the past 30 days, a five-point increase from the previous year. This service type, which includes Amazon Prime…

Stingray Launches Free, Ad-supported TV Channels and Additional Premium SVOD Services with 8 Partners Worldwide; Potential Audience Reach…

Huawei Video, izzi, XUMO, LG, Vizio, Samsung, TiVo Plus and Cliq Digital add Stingray services to their content offering Stingray, a leading music, media, and technology company, announced the launch of free, ad supported TV channels and premium SVOD services with eight major OTT providers: Huawei (world), izzi (Mexico), XUMO (U.S.), LG (U.S.), Vizio (U.S.), Samsung (U.S.), TiVo Plus (U.S.) and Cliq Digital (U.S.). These distribution agreements grow Stingray’s potential reach by over 300 million viewers. Marketing…

Pareteum Announces Agreement to Provide Mobile Network Services to Vodafone Enabler Espana S.L.

Pareteum Corporation, a cloud communications platform company, announced today that on March 26th, 2020, its European operating subsidiary entered into a procurement agreement (the "Agreement") with Vodafone Enabler Espana, S.L. ("Vodafone") pursuant to which Pareteum Europe will provide Vodafone with mobile network services.  The Agreement is a new contract for existing and future services valid until 26th of March 2022 with automatic one-year extensions unless terminated earlier.  The Agreement is expected to result in…

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…

Video-on-demand (VOD) in the Car with the Worldwide Introduction of Cinemo Web Browser Pro for Automotive

In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) with DRM and Video-On-Demand to Augment the Experience as Cinemo Becomes a Key Enabler in the Way Content Is Delivered in the Car Cinemo, a global leader in high performance and automotive grade multimedia playback, streaming, media management, connectivity and cloud middleware, have announced that Cinemo Web Browser Pro™, a dedicated Chromium based web browser embedded integration for automotive, will be featured at CES2020, to be held in Las Vegas Jan 7 – 10, 2020, paving the way for…

Vodafone Qatar Premieres the Region’s First 5G MiFi® Mobile Hotspot from Inseego

Vodafone Qatar, together with Inseego Corp., a pioneer in 5G and IoT device-to-cloud solutions, introduced the 5G MiFi M1100, the first commercially available 5G mobile hotspot in Qatar and the region. With this new 5G MiFi hotspot, Vodafone Qatar customers can enjoy the power of 5G on their existing phones and other devices even if they are not 5G-enabled. Priced at QR 1,999 the 5G MiFi M1100 is available now at all Vodafone Qatar stores. We’re bringing #5G to life all over the world with our secure MiFi mobile hotspots.…

Vodafone Business and América Móvil Announce Internet of Things Partnership

Collaboration Makes It Easier for Customers to Deploy Internet of Things (IoT) Solutions Across Regions, Providing Seamless Coverage and Service Support for Customers Globally Vodafone Business and América Móvil, two of the world's leading Internet of Things (IoT) service providers, announced an IoT partnership, that makes it easier than ever for customers to connect devices globally. The agreement will make it simpler and more efficient for IoT customers of both companies to deploy international IoT solutions by…

Voicify Conversation Experience Platform™ Powers Vodka Company to Drive Meaningful Chats

KEEL Vodka, the world's first premium light vodka, Amazonformally launched their new voice application, "KEEL Vodka" on all Amazon Alexa and Google enabled devices. KEEL Vodka used the Voicify Conversation Experience Platform™, to build a voice app that matches the standards of their premium light vodka brand. The app gives users step-by-step KEEL Vodka cocktail recipes, information on KEEL's gluten-free vodka and helps locate retailers who sell KEEL Vodka. The app was launched by KEEL Vodka to extend the healthy, carefree,…

Rakuten TV Launches its AVOD Service in Europe

The First Pan-European VOD Platform Providing Ad-Supported Channels That Offer Hollywood, Local and Exclusive Content for Free Rakuten TV, one of the leading video-on-demand platforms in Europe, announced the launch of its first AVOD - ad-supported video-on-demand - channels within the platform. This new business model will allow viewers to watch a wide range of content for free. The free section of Rakuten TV will launch with an initial offer including Hollywood and local content to be expanded to additionally include…

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.…

iKO Media Group Announces the Launch of Vixi TV APP For Any Screen AVOD Platform Converting TV Channels Into Immediate Revenues

iKO Media Group, a global end-to-end service provider for broadcasters and content owners, and Vixi TV, have announced an exciting partnership – ViXi powered by iKOMG. ViXi themes for TV channels are like WIX themes for websites, especially made for TV channels and are customized for every smart TV screen with any remote control navigation. The collaboration with a global service provider like iKO Media group allows TV channels to use their content for advanced content publishing in real-time and generate immediate…

Nitro Circus Launches New Channel on OTT Platform, Joins New Generation of Companies Bringing TV to AVOD

Joining the new wave of companies bringing their content to OTT platforms, Nitro Circus is using Unreel to launch their new brandchannel, Epic Makes Misses & Mayhem, as an AVOD streaming service Nitro Circus, one of the world’s largest action sports brands global sports entertainment leader, has just launched its new brand channel, Epic Makes Misses & Mayhem, onto OTT as an AVOD streaming service with Unreel.me, a leading top platform for networks and publishers launching over-the-top (OTT) streaming services. The…

Vodafone Idea and IBM in Five Year, Multi-Million-Dollar Engagement to Advance the Future of Telco with Hybrid Cloud, and AI

IBM announced it signed a multi-million-dollar five-year agreement with Vodafone Idea Limited ("Vodafone Idea") to deliver an enhanced customer experience to millions of connected consumers and businesses in India. In addition, this engagement will also contribute to Vodafone Idea's merger synergy objectives by reducing its IT related costs. The collaboration will provide Vodafone Idea with a hybrid cloud based digital platform to enable more intimate engagement with its over 387 million subscribers (as of Dec. 31, 2018),…

New Study Finds the Current State of Pay TV, OTT & SVOD in 2019

The Latest Horowitz Research Report, State of Pay TV, OTT & Svod, Reveals That Although TV Content Viewers Are Using Newer Streaming Services, a Traditional Viewing Technology Is Re-Emerging The latest data from Horowitz Research reveal that while TV content viewers in the US are experimenting with new streaming services like YouTube TV, Sling TV, and others, a traditional viewing technology is re-emerging: antennas. Horowitz's State of Pay TV, OTT & SVOD 2019 study finds that 34% of TV content viewers are accessing…

Beachfront Announces New Set-Top Box VOD Programmatic Advertising Capability For MVPDs

New Technology Delivers Modern-Day Demand Partners, and Creates New Programmatic Sales Channel for MVPDs’ VOD Inventory Beachfront announced its new MVPD-side technology stack to monetize set-top-box VOD inventory, becoming the de facto programmatic video advertising platform for multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs). Beachfront streamlines VOD and OTT advertising, creating net new revenues for Publishers and MVPDs. Today’s news marks a renewed emphasis for Beachfront on TV advertising, plugging MVPDs into…

Encoding.com Selected by Akamai as Preferred Partner for VOD Transcoding

Akamai Recommending Encoding.Com to Customers Transitioning from Its Video-On-Demand Transcoding Services Encoding.com, the world's most trusted cloud media processing service, has been selected by Akamai, the intelligent edge platform for securing and delivering digital experiences, as its preferred partner for Akamai customers transitioning its Media Services On Demand (MSOD) transcoding services. With Akamai retiring MSOD transcoding, the Company is recommending to its customers that they transition to Encoding.com's…

Vodafone Germany Selects Metrological to Bring Integrated App and Premium OTT Experience to GigaTV

Vodafone Germany has chosen Metrological to bring integrated apps and premium OTT content to the GigaTV platform. GigaTV users will have access to a wide variety of premium OTT services as well as niche content and localized apps, integrated directly into the GigaTV UI, through the Metrological Application Platform. Metrological enables operators to offer OTT content without leaving the TV experience. Metrological's back-office gives Vodafone Germany the ability to anticipate the changing content preferences of their TV…

Cinedigm Partners with Tubi to Launch Suite of Channels on the New Tubi Channels VOD Platform

The Suite Includes Popular Digital-First Networks CONtv, DOVE CHANNEL, DOCURAMA, WHAM, HALLYPOP, and COMBAT GO Cinedigm has partnered with Tubi, the leading free movie and TV streaming service, to launch a suite of six of the Company’s popular digital-first channels on the landmark Tubi Channels streaming service—a curated VOD platform featuring content from major networks, studios, streaming services, and media companies, allowing viewers to enjoy their favorite movies and television series in one convenient place and…

Lynn Vojvodich Appointed to the Looker Board of Directors

Looker, a leading data platform company, announced that Lynn Vojvodich has joined the company’s Board of Directors. @lvojvodich joins Looker's Board of Directors. @lookerdata Formerly EVP and CMO of Salesforce, Ms. Vojvodich has spent more than two decades building and transforming enterprise software companies, as well as advising start-up and growth-stage technology businesses. Prior to joining Salesforce, she was a partner at Andreessen Horowitz where she developed go-to-market strategies for portfolio companies.…

VoD and Live Content Protection Simplified with DRMtoday for France’s M6 Group

castLabs, a global pioneer in premium digital video technology, has announced the deployment of multi-DRM license delivery network technology at M6 Group, one of France's largest private media groups, across its VoD and live streaming digital platform 6play. Adopting HTML5 playback, M6 Group then sought a proven solution to simplify the task of digital rights management (DRM) licensing across all screens. The chosen solution would be required to handle a large number of license requests per-day as the…