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Kaltura, the leading video technology provider, announced today the release of a new version of its Cloud TV Platform SDK, including a unique feature to provide faster, smoother playback on low internet connectivity for mobile devices. The enhanced SDK now also includes HEVC support, real-time analytics, as well as multiple ad solutions support including Facebook Audience Network (FAN).

Kaltura’s market-leading Cloud TV Platform SDK is already in use – powering 20 million views per

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2019 has already been a busy year for industry mergers, acquisitions and funding rounds. In January, Accedo raised $17m in equity to drive growth; Sky took a stake in Synamedia (which itself was created last year from the sale of Cisco’s Service Provider Video Software Solutions business) and RTL Group acquired Yospace. Last week, Seachange bought Xstream and then Brightcove announced that it was acquiring Ooyala’s online video platform business

As part

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Brightcove, the global provider of cloud services for video, has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the online video platform (OVP) business of Ooyala, a provider of cloud video technology.

Brightcove is acquiring Ooyala’s OVP technology, including video content management and publishing platform Backlot, Analytics, Live, and its underlying IP and associated patents.  As part of the transaction, Brightcove will acquire substantial portions of Ooyala’s engineering, support, and sales

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Qvest Media, the systems architect and ICT integrator, has been commissioned by Austrian public broadcaster ORF to equip the station with new studio automation systems. Qvest Media will be integrating automation solutions tailored to the broadcaster’s work processes for the control of five studios at the ORF centre in Vienna.

As the general contractor, Qvest Media will be taking care of all tasks relating to the planning, delivery and implementation of new hardware and software

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24i Media, the leading, global streaming video app developer, today announced that they have partnered with Hisense, a global electronics giant and one of the world’s leading TV manufacturers and technology leaders. Hisense’s next generation of Smart TV models equipped with a VIDAA system will have the TV GAMES portal, powered by 24i Media, preinstalled as of March 2019.

The TV GAMES portal is a cross-platform collection of in-house developed games optimized for TV remote

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