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Younger Viewers Are Embracing Co-Viewing Apps

Both third-party co-viewing apps and co-viewing features built in to OTT apps are finding favor with younger viewers

Telstra Announces Acquisition of MediaCloud

Telstra expands global broadcast capabilities and OTT workflow functionality with MediaCloud acquisition

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JW Player Acquires VUALTO

Acquisition of DRM provider strengthens JW Player's position in the market

nanocosmos Introduces nanoMeet, an Ultra-Low Latency Live Streaming/Conferencing Solution

nanoMeet is a browser-based video-conferencing and collaboration platform that integrates with nanoStream Cloud for seamless interactive live streaming—ideal for businesses and anyone looking to address large numbers of people.

Bitmovin Raises $25 Million in Series C Financing

Investment led by Swisscom Ventures with Climb Ventures, Atomico, Highland Europe, and Constantia New Business, and brings Bitmovin's total funding to $68 million

id3as: Streaming Tech Designed for When Things Go Wrong

With clients and partners like Nasdaq, Arqiva, and Limelight Networks, id3as has made a name for itself as providing technology that's "good on a bad day."

67% of UK Digital Media Buyers Think CTV is More Effective Than Linear TV

New research by Unruly finds 100% of digital media agencies and 77% of brands plan to invest more in CTV over next 12 months due to better ROI and targeting compared to linear TV

Cloud Native Production: The Next Level of Carbon Reduction

While many media organizations are starting to use the cloud for editing and post-production workflows—in part because of its merits to sustainability—they can go further by using fully cloud-native solutions, according to a new report commissioned by Blackbird and carried out by Green Element.

EVS Launches International Sports Partnership With Blackbird

Partnership includes deployments for sporting events across the globe

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IBC Plans Hybrid Event for September, with Fallback Dates in December

Hybrid in-person and digital event set for September 10-13, with the RAI on hold for the first week of December as a backup.

Nordija and Pontis Technologies Strike Partnership Deal

Partnership will strengthen deployment in Latin America

Mozark Improves QoE by Tightening App Performance

OTT platforms with greater control over third-party infrastructure perform better, says measurement platform Mozark

Verizon Preps 5G Edge for 8K Live with AWS and Zixi

Zixi's Software-Defined Video Platform and live protocol are being used to deliver the 8K stream with AWS and Verizon for a major global broadcaster

AWS Takes SDI in the Cloud to Next Level

Proof of concept of uncompressed live video workflow in the cloud demonstrates future production possibilities and opens up interop can of worms

Canal+ Group and Kudelski Group Shut Down Illegal On-Demand Content Distributor KBoxServ

Content piracy organization, with servers in multiple European countries, provided access to an on-demand content catalogue of more than 77,000 TV episodes and 7,000 movies

Netflix Goes 'Direct' to Older Viewers

The new live linear channel being trialled in France could be rolled out internationally, including in the U.S.

V-Nova Announces Completion of MPEG-5 LCEVC Standard

Independently validated to deliver higher quality at up to 40% lower bitrates, LCEVC enhances compression and computational efficiency of any codec on any device

Quickstream Unveils First Rapid-Deployment Live Video Exchange Cloud Service

Quickstream Cloud enables easy IP video channel exchange, with global connections, over any transport stream