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Kayo Sports chooses AWS for majority of its cloud infrastructure

Kayo Sports, Australia’s new dedicated multi-sport streaming service, has selected AWS to facilitate scalable and personalised live streaming and video catch-up functionality. Powered by FOX SPORTS Australia, ESPN, and beIN SPORTS, Kayo offers more than 50 sports events instantly streamed from Australia and other countries for viewing on iOS and Android mobile devices, laptops and […]  More

Akamai introduces edge platform enhancements

New features from Akamai protect content, apps, and APIs, accelerate web and mobile experiences, and help make development teams more agile as they move to the cloud. “Eighty-five percent of companies today have a hybrid cloud strategy, but many have begun to realise that the cloud brings significant challenges to security, operations, and cost management,” […]  More

Osman Salah joins Telestream as MENA sales chief

Telestream has announced the appointment of Osman Salah as regional sales manager serving the Middle East, Africa and Turkey region. Based in Dubai, UAE, Salah brings a wealth of local market experience, commercial expertise and technical knowledge to Telestream’s MENA team. During a 13-year career in the media & broadcast industry, Osman Salah has worked […]  More

ES Broadcast Hire opens first US office in Orlando

European broadcast equipment rental firm ES Broadcast Hire has opened its first office in the US. Bob Hawkanson joins the company as senior vice president to head up the office. Located in Orlando, Florida, the office will house a dedicated dry hire fleet of Sony and Grass Valley cameras, lenses – including Canon’s new UJ111x8.3Band […]  More

Grass Valley’s Peter Centen honoured with Dutch National Order

Breda camera R&D group leader Peter Centen has been awarded the Order of the Netherlands Lion for his significant contributions to Dutch society and the broadcast industry. Presented on behalf of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, this Order is given to only a limited amount of people each year who have distinguished themselves by exceptional […]  More

Zixi adds industry veteran Eunice Park to lead accelerated growth

Zixi, a company that enables dependable, live broadcast-quality video over IP, has appointed Eunice Park to the role of vice president of global sales. Prior to Zixi, Park led strategic broadcast and media distribution partnerships at Akamai creating relationships with worldwide media and entertainment and telco clients such as Hearst communications, DSS (Disney), ATT,  Fox, […]  More

Lawo hails 2018 success as CEO Philipp Lawo recuperates from stroke

German-based IP video, audio, control and monitoring company Lawo says it can look back on another successful year in the company’s history. “2018 has been a record-breaking year for Lawo with an all-time high in revenue and the highest order back-log in the company’s history”, said Jamie Dunn, Lawo’s global head of sales. “We continued […]  More

The Switch into eSports with Conroy gaming hire

Managed private cloud service company The Switch has hired Charles Conroy as its new vice president of gaming. Conroy will lead The Switch’s global expansion in gaming and eSports, further building its global transmission and production services business in the rapidly growing world of competitive gaming. Conroy comes to the company with extensive experience in […]  More

New CaptionMaker supports over 100 languages and auto transcription

Workflow automation and video distribution specialist Telestream has announced the latest version of CaptionMaker, its closed captioning and subtitling software. With support for over 100 languages, users can also auto-transcribe via the Telestream Timed Text Speech cloud service dramatically saving transcription time. Video media in languages such as Russian, Japanese, German, and other Asian, African, […]  More

Globecast announces Presty as director of security

Renaud Presty has been appointed to handle Globecast cybersecurity and content protection-related issues including IT security, certification, rules of use, information and awareness, and the security of installations and services. Philippe Bernard, CEO of Globecast commented, “Never has cybersecurity and related content protection been such a priority, particularly with the ongoing move to virtualised technologies […]  More