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MediaKind Appoints Amy S. Marmolejo as Chief Financial Officer Posted: 11/01/2021
MediaKind Appoints Amy S. Marmolejo as Chief Financial Officer

MediaKind, a global change leader in media technology and services, today announces Amy S. Marmolejo as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Marmolejo joins the Company with an extensive background in advising, developing and leading world-class financial organizations for both domestic and international corporations. She reports directly to Matt McConnell, CEO.

Tags: CFO | MediaKind | SaaS
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MediaFirst TV Platform advances end-to-end optimized operations and best-in-class consumer experiences across all devices Posted: 07/01/2021
MediaFirst TV Platform advances end-to-end optimized operations and best-in-class consumer experiences across all devices

MediaKind, a global change leader in media technology and services, announces significant developments to its cloud-native, end-to-end MediaFirst TV Platform. The new enhancements to MediaFirst enable operators to rapidly define and deploy competitive next-generation services, increasing operational management efficiency, and delivering an array of compelling user experience enhancements to the consumer. 

Tags: pay-TV
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MediaKind launches Mediaroom Play for new media entertainment experiences on set top boxes powered by Android TV Posted: 16/12/2020
MediaKind launches Mediaroom Play for new media entertainment experiences on set top boxes powered by Android TV

MediaKind, a global change leader in media technology and services, announces the launch of Mediaroom Play, a new client solution that enables operators to deploy set top boxes (STBs) powered by Android TV rapidly. This launch represents a significant investment in Mediaroom, the world-leading IPTV platform, using the latest industry technologies and leveraging MediaKind's strong industry partnerships. The development provides an integrated solution for the delivery of modern TV experiences.Mediaroom Play is a STB-based client solution within the MediaKind Mediaroom portfolio, developed on the Android TV operating system. The pre-integrated and robust product provides a tested, reliable, and market-ready solution for the rapid launch of new STBs powered by Android TV. This pre-integration includes CommScope's latest VIP7802 set-top utilizing Broadcom's 72180 system-on-a-chip (SoC), ruwido remote control unit, and support for a multitude of premium streaming service applications. This ensures Mediaroom Play is a future-ready solution, with further integrations of Third-Party Publishing (3PP) applications.

Tags: Mediaroom | Mediaroom Play | Android TV | CommScope
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Molotov extends its relationship with Unified Streaming to enable AVOD Posted: 10/12/2020
Molotov extends its relationship with Unified Streaming to enable AVOD

Molotov, the leading French OTT provider, has extended its relationship with Unified Streaming, an innovator in smart video streaming technologies, to enable dynamic ad insertion across its VOD content.

The companies began working together in 2015 when Molotov adopted Unified Streaming’s Origin service. This extension sees the addition of its innovative Remix technology, a playlist-based system that allows on-the-fly and targeted editing of video streams, across Molotov’s new Mango brand for documentary and children’s programming. The main benefit to Molotov is the addition of dynamic ad insertion (DAI), which is enabled through Unified Streaming’s integration with Ad Insertion Platform.

Tags: AVOD
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Unified Streaming and rsquo;s latest version of Origin improves streaming performance and compatibility Posted: 07/12/2020
Unified Streaming and rsquo;s latest version of Origin improves streaming performance and compatibility

Unified Streaming, a leader in smart video streaming technologies, proudly announces the general availability of Unified Origin version 1.10.28, promoting best practice streaming principles for live and VOD to improve performance and compatibility.

Tags: Streaming | VOD
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MediaKind 2021 Sports D2C Forecast defines the future of direct-to-consumer services in the global sports rights-holders market Posted: 03/12/2020
MediaKind 2021 Sports D2C Forecast defines the future of direct-to-consumer services in the global sports rights-holders market

MediaKind, a global change leader in media technology and services, unveils the MediaKind 2021 Sports D2C Forecast, the most significant analysis ever undertaken of the direct-to-consumer (D2C) OTT platforms owned and operated directly by sports rights-holders. The report explores a wide range of trends in the D2C sports space, including the use of live content, fan engagement, and monetization.

Tags: D2C | sports
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THEO Technologies enables Swisscom to launch its blue TV streaming service across Connected TVs using its Universal Video Player technology Posted: 17/11/2020
THEO Technologies enables Swisscom to launch its blue TV streaming service across Connected TVs using its Universal Video Player technology

THEO Technologies, a leading provider of universal video playback technologies for online media companies and enterprises worldwide, announces that THEOplayer will be used by Swisscom to deliver its blue TV (previously known as TV Air) service. Swisscom will now use THEOplayer across its web clients as well as on Connected TVs, simplifying workflows and creating a consistent high quality consumer experience.

Tags: streaming | connected TV
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MediaKind Mediaroom is the IPTV platform used by MEO, the leading pay-TV service in Portugal Posted: 09/11/2020
MediaKind Mediaroom is the IPTV platform used by MEO, the leading pay-TV service in Portugal

MediaKind, a global change leader in media technology and services, announces that its long-standing Mediaroom customer, MEO, has been recognized as Portugal's leading pay-TV service by market share (39.8%). The report by ANACOM, Portugal's national regulatory authority for communications, follows several recent upgrades by MediaKind to MEO's Mediaroom platform, which have included adding capabilities such as video storage and processing.

Tags: pay-TV
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Unified Streaming latest playlist technology enables OTT providers to move on from video files and prepare for a dynamic future Posted: 05/11/2020
Unified Streaming and rsquo;s latest playlist technology enables OTT providers to move on from video files and prepare for a dynamic future

Unified Streaming, a leader in smart video streaming technologies, has announced an enhancement to its video playlist technology for OTT streams that improves engagement with viewers, creates efficiencies in streaming workflows and drives new advertising opportunities.

Tags: playlist | advertising | streaming | OTT
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MediaKind launches the CE1, heralding a world-first for contribution video processing Posted: 15/10/2020
MediaKind launches the CE1, heralding a world-first for contribution video processing

MediaKind, a global change leader in media technology and services, announces the launch of the CE1, heralding a new era for professional contribution video processing. The CE1 is a next-generation media contribution encoder based on cloud-ready software, coupled with hardware acceleration. It enables exceptional time-to-market for new video offerings while facilitating highly immersive and compelling experiences.

Tags: encoding
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The Switch chooses MediaKind to support 4K UHD HDR delivery of NESN live sports content as it transitions from satellite to IP Posted: 14/10/2020
The Switch chooses MediaKind to support 4K UHD HDR delivery of NESN live sports content as it transitions from satellite to IP

MediaKind, a global leader in media technology and services, has been selected by The Switch to support the provision of next-generation IP infrastructure and content delivery services to NESN (New England Sports Network). The Switch, a leading provider of production services and live video delivery, selected MediaKind’s best-of-breed Cygnus Distribution product suite to support the replacement of NESN’s existing satellite distribution platform with an IP-based terrestrial distribution solution.

Tags: IP | 4K
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MediaKind appoints Jennifer Yohe as Executive Vice President of Business Affairs Posted: 06/10/2020
MediaKind appoints Jennifer Yohe as Executive Vice President of Business Affairs

MediaKind, a global media technology leader, continues to expand its leadership team with deep industry talent from across the media, entertainment, sports, and technology sectors by announcing the appointment of Jennifer Yohe as Executive Vice President of Business Affairs. Yohe brings over two decades of experience within the cable, entertainment, and media industries, acting as a skilled strategic business leader. Most recently, she was the President and Chief Business Officer of Xtreme Concepts Racing, which made its NASCAR racing debut in March 2019. She led all day-to-day business operations, brand strategy, and partnership development.

Tags: MediaKind | strategy
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Public News Chooses Grass Valley for Future-Ready Playout and Production Capability Posted: 23/09/2020
Public News Chooses Grass Valley for Future-Ready Playout and Production Capability

Pakistani broadcaster, Public News, has selected a range of Grass Valley solutions to underpin its upgraded production and playout operation. The new set-up gives the Urdu language broadcaster, owned and operated by Sports Star International Private Limited, future-ready capability, allowing it to seamlessly manage and operate multiple playout channels across any platform. The upgrade comes as part of a move to Public News’ new facility in Lahore.

Tags: Grass Valley | Playout
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IBC Accelerator Programme 2020 Ignites Broadcaster Firsts For 5G Remote Production Posted: 08/09/2020
IBC Accelerator Programme 2020 Ignites Broadcaster Firsts For 5G Remote Production

A team of ten world-leading broadcasters, collaborating as part of IBC’s Accelerator Innovation Programme, today revealed plans for a ‘proof of concept’ demonstration of a series of 5G-enabled remote broadcast production use cases, live from Amsterdam on Thursday, September 10th, 16.00pm BST/ 17.00pm CET.

Tags: IBC | 5G | remote production
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MediaKind launches Aquila On-Demand solution to deliver rapid asset processing of on demand OTT and IPTV video content Posted: 05/08/2020
MediaKind launches Aquila On-Demand solution to deliver rapid asset processing of on demand OTT and IPTV video content

MediaKind, a global media technology leader, has today launched Aquila On-Demand, a video on demand solution for the processing and delivery of video files over any network (cable, IPTV and OTT) to any device. Aquila On-Demand supports the latest technologies such as HEVC, 8K and CMAF whilst addressing the challenge in delivering high-end, premium-quality user experiences to multiple streaming devices by transforming file based content for on demand delivery. This new offering within the MediaKind Universe of solutions empowers global TV operators to enable the most unique and immersive ways to consume video content to their subscribers and viewers, offering reduced operational complexity, optimized server footprint and rapid time to market for valuable content assets.

Tags: MediaKind | encoding | OTT | streaming
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