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Viya eyes Iris-led advanced TV opportunities

Infrastructure Editor 11-08-2020
Digital TV and broadcast technology services provider Mirada has announced the commercial launch of its Iris multiscreen solution for US Virgin Islands communications and entertainment provider Viya.
Mirada Viya 11Aug2020

1Sat Telecomunicaçoes brings Brazilian broadcast from Eutelsat

Satellite Joseph O'Halloran 11-08-2020
Taking advantage of what it says is the “unique and unparalleled” coverage of the craft at the key neighbourhood, Brazilian operator 1Sat Telecomunicaçoes has launched BluTV, a new direct-to-home broadcast platform using the EUTELSAT 65 West A satellite.

New VP for ViacomCBS international business

Major Businesses Editor 11-08-2020
With the company’s studio business playing a crucial part in its overall content ecosystem and contributing to near 50% average revenue growth since the firm's inception,  ViacomCBS International Studios (VIS) has appointed Kate Laffey as its new vice president.

Crown Media selects Mediaproxy for networks playout

Infrastructure Joseph O'Halloran 10-08-2020
Software-based IP broadcast solutions Mediaproxy has landed a contract with Crown Media Family Networks to provide compliance monitoring for its main television services, namely Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Mysteries & Movies (HMM) and Hallmark Drama.
Media Proxy Crown 10 Aug 2020

NENT Studios UK announces first original series

Deals Editor 10-08-2020
Continuing the momentum that it has generated since its recent rebranding the UK arm of Nordic Entertainment (NENT) Group), NENT Studios UK has announced English-language psychological drama series Close to Me, based on the best-selling novel of the same name by British author Amanda Reynolds.
ConnieNeilsen 10Aug2020

JW Player expands EMEA monetisation effort

Ad Tech Joseph O'Halloran 10-08-2020
Aiming to accelerate its strategy to help advertisers target digital video advertising for publishers at scale using its online video technology, JW Player has appointed Elliot MacNay as Advertising Demand Lead in the EMEA region.

Latin America TV gets smart

Media Analysis Joseph O'Halloran 10-08-2020
Research from Dataxis has found that as the Covid-19 crisis has generated a considerable increase in video consumption across Latin America, the region’s TV viewers have got connected with 41.4% of TVs being smart in nature.

Advertising falls but Scripps enjoys second-quarter revenue boost

Major Businesses Joseph O'Halloran 10-08-2020
In a three-month period marked, but not marred, by the effects of not only the Covid-19 pandemic but also the George Floyd protests, US TV provider EW Scripps has revealed a positive second quarter of the year.

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