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Zixi Powers 4K UHD Bloomberg TV+ Service

Zixi, Bloomberg and Samsung to deliver direct to consumer on Samsung TV Plus Zixi, the industry leader for enabling dependable, live broadcast-quality video over any IP network, today announced that Zixi powered Bloomberg TV+, a revolutionary premium streaming video experience that merges the power of Zixi's market first 4K live transcode processing and delivery with Bloomberg's global programming, enabling the state-of-the art digital news delivery to desktop, tablet and mobile web devices.  In a very significant…

Democratize Video so Everyone Can Communicate With a Human Face

If there's one comms moment that has stuck in my head from the last few months of upheaval, it was that point when Boris Johnson announced that he had Coronavirus. He broke the news using some very simple video footage filmed on a smartphone. Instinctively the Prime Minister knows, as we all do, that when there’s a difficult announcement to make, showing a human face makes the best of it. Video provides an opportunity to be transparent, to present the face of the organization, and to communicate with humanity. But it also…

As Wildfire Risk Increases, New PSAs Urge Americans to Recreate Safely Outdoors

The USDA Forest Service, the National Association of State Foresters and the Ad Council today announced a new public service advertising (PSA) campaign to help Americans recreate safely and responsibly outdoors. The new PSAs include wildfire prevention and safe recreation tips for families and individuals to keep in mind while enjoying public lands or their own backyards. "We want to welcome people back to their public lands, and we want it to be a safe experience for everyone," said Forest Service Chief Vicki…

LiveXLive and PodcastOne Team with Adam Carolla to Combine Stand-Up Comedy with Musical Performances in Live Streamed Video Podcast

Airing as Part of "Adam Carolla Is Unprepared" Stand-up Comedy Tour, Event Showcases New 'Music Meets Comedy' Franchise for LivexLive and PodcastOne LiveXLive Media, Inc. , a global digital media company focused on live entertainment, and PodcastOne, a leading subscription and advertiser-supported podcast network, announced today a first-of-its-kind live streamed and video podcast format combining stand-up comedy with musical performances in collaboration with Adam Carolla -- a Guiness World Record holder for "most…

67% of US Broadband Households Own and Use at Least One Internet-Connected Video Device

Industry report examines device and technology platform strategies for large players Amazon, Apple, Comcast, Google, Roku, Samsung, and Sony New research from Parks Associates finds 67% of US broadband households own and use at least one internet-connected video device, either a smart TV, streaming media player, internet-connected gaming console, or connected PVR/DVR. The firm's Connected Entertainment Ecosystems: Competition & Cooperation notes that these devices get plenty of use but also have lengthening…

STARZPLAY Partners With Zain to Boost Customer Acquisition and Make Access to Content Even Easier

STARZPLAY, the region's leading subscription video on demand service, has partnered with Zain, the pioneer in mobile communications and data services in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), to offer even easier payment options for existing and would-be subscribers. STARZPLAY will accelerate customer acquisition through Direct Carrier Billing (DCB) integration, signing agreements with Zain in three countries – Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Iraq. This also marks STARZPLAY's first-ever DCB integration in Iraq – providing…

Intellivision Entertainment Adds Renowned Game Industry Veteran J Allard As Global Managing Director

Former Microsoft® Executive and Xbox® Co-Founder Returns to the Video Game Industry to Further Bolster Leadership Team and Launch Intellivision® Amico™ Game Console Intellivision Entertainment, LLC announced that J Allard has joined Intellivision as Global Managing Director. As Microsoft's former Chief Experience Officer and Chief Technology Officer of the Entertainment and Devices Division, Allard's mark and legacy in the games industry stem from two decades at Microsoft in which he co-founded the Xbox, Xbox Live, Live…

Digital Media Expert Greg Coleman Appointed To Meredith Board

The Meredith Corporation Board of Directors on May 12, 2020, appointed Greg Coleman to the Meredith Board as a Class I Director, effective at its next Board meeting in August 2020. Coleman will stand for election for a full three-year term expiring in November 2023 at Meredith's Annual Shareholders Meeting in November 2020. Coleman currently is a Board advisor for BuzzFeed and previously served as the digital media company's President. Most recently, Coleman was the President of advertising technology company Criteo. He…

Embracing the New “Abnormal” in B2B: LinkedIn Virtual Events Takes the Pole

With 90% of the global workforce operating from home, it’s time to embrace the new abnormal -- the era of virtual conferencing and face-timing to keep on track every communication. In the latest addition to the list of video collaboration tools, LinkedIn has decided to muscle its way to the pole position with Virtual Events. LinkedIn Virtual Events is built to support the LinkedIn Pages that are helping millions of LinkedIn users to stay connected, productive, and energetic. Subscribers and B2B teams can leverage the…

Quantum’s StorNext Software Makes Cloud Content More Accessible, Speeds Data Retrieval

StorNext Self-Describing Objects Enable New Hybrid-Cloud Workflows Quantum Corp. today announced new advancements for its award-winning StorNext® file system and data management software which are designed to make cloud content more accessible, with significantly improved read and write speeds for any cloud and object store based storage solution. The new StorNext software features enable hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud storage use cases, delivering greater flexibility for media and entertainment and other data intensive…

Experiential Marketing Heavyweights Join Chicago-Based AKA

Jason Vargas and Scott Moller have joined Chicago-based strategic communications company, AKA. As CMO, Vargas will continue to expand the company’s capabilities to solve marketing communications challenges for clients with brand awareness and brand experience campaigns. Moller will act as Principal, providing senior-level counsel for the company’s roster of blue-chip clients. “This is both a challenging and exciting time for our clients as they navigate contemporary communications challenges for their brands, their…

Getty Images to Distribute Universal Studios Stock Footage in Exclusive Global Partnership

Getty Images, a world leader in visual communication, and Universal Studios, one of the world's largest media and entertainment companies, have today announced that stock footage from the Universal Studios Film Library is now available for license exclusively on Getty Images The distribution agreement will see over 20,000 clips originally filmed under the Universal Studios banner reach an even larger audience through Getty Images' industry-leading global platform, servicing nearly one million customers. Marketing…

YouTube Taps Caption Leader Rev.com as ‘Recommended Vendor’

Rev earns distinction with true-to-video captions, seamless YouTube integration, and fast turnaround -- now at a special discounted rate YouTube and Rev.com have teamed up to make captions more readily available to YouTube creators. Rev — recently named a "recommended vendor" for human-generated caption services — is offering discounted rates to creators who order captions via Rev's streamlined YouTube integration. As a worldwide leader in captioning services, Rev knows that many people rely heavily on the accuracy of…

3xLOGIC Develops Powerful New Video Cloud Offering on Amazon Web Services

New VIGIL CLOUD leverages Amazon Web Services IoT services and highlights company’s continued industry leadership in innovation and growth 3xLOGIC, Inc., a leading provider of integrated, intelligent security solutions today announced the new VIGIL CLOUD, a cloud platform that leverages Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure and Internet of Things (IoT) services to create a highly-secure, scalable solution for collecting, processing, and analyzing video data to empower users with unique, actionable insights into their…

MarTech Interview with Tricia Gellman, CMO at Drift

"The successful marketers of the future are going to be the ones who are able to balance both the creative and empathetic emotional side of marketing with the more scientific, analytical side." Hi Tricia, from Salesforce to becoming a CMO- How did you plan your transition through the Dotcom era to the modern AI era? When I started my career, the computer was just becoming a thing people had on their desks, Windows was a new thing. I had the choice to be a designer at a top firm in Boston or NYC but they weren’t using…

Degreed Partners With Kaltura to Bring Clients Market-Leading Video Management and User-Generated Content Capabilities

Partnership provides an integrated skill-building solution using live-streamed and on-demand video  Degreed, the workforce upskilling platform, is partnering with leading video cloud Kaltura, to enable quick and simple use of video in talent development. The Degreed and Kaltura partnership will enable learning and talent teams to create, unify, curate, and protect videos, and insert them seamlessly into both self-directed learning and structured training experiences through a flexible, branded portal in Degreed. The…

Imagen Makes Licensing Video, Podcasts and Images a Breeze with New Intuitive Monetization Feature

Digital media management platform streamlines the process to generate revenue from content; eases access and acquisition process for licensees Imagen, the leading video management platform for sports organizations, media companies and the enterprise sector, unveiled a comprehensive monetization tool to simplify the process of bringing content to market and generating revenue. Imagen’s monetization feature also makes it easier for licensees to acquire content assets and rights packages as quick and easy as adding items to a…

PubMatic Announces Three Strategic Additions To The Management Ranks

 Chris Gurciullo, Manny Montilla and Ranee Soundara Join PubMatic To Drive Publisher and Advertiser Growth Premium digital technology company PubMatic, has announced the addition of three industry veterans to strengthen its management ranks in New York City. Chris Gurciullo is Regional Vice President of Advertiser Solutions, Manny Montilla is Vice President of Publisher Development US, and Ranee Soundara is Vice President of Product Marketing. The new additions are a part of PubMatic’s expansion plans across several…

Friendable Announces its Initial Mobile Advertising and Test Results of its Latest Version of the “Friendable Dating App”

The Company Completes Initial 30-day Test and Realizes Increase in Download and Subscriber Metrics Friendable, Inc., a mobile-focused technology and marketing company, connecting and engaging users through two distinctly branded applications, announced the initial results of its “Everything starts with Friendship,” advertising campaign. The ad campaign continues to be managed by Liftoff, a highly awarded Palo Alto based firm that utilizes “Machine Learning Technologies”. Friendable’s testing began March 18, 2020,…

Zixi Announces Irdeto TraceMark Content Protection Integration

Joint Software Based Solution for the Embedded Invisible Forensic Watermarking of Live Video Zixi, the industry leader for enabling dependable, live broadcast-quality video over any-IP, and award winning architect of the Software-Defined Video Platform (SDVP), announced a partnership and integration with Irdeto, the world leader in digital platform security, protecting platforms and applications for video entertainment, video games, connected transport and IoT connected industries. Irdeto has integrated the Zixi SDVP in…