Broadcasters Weigh New Playout Options

TV stations and groups are increasingly turning to the cloud for playout solutions, and vendors are meeting them there with SaaS options. Above: Imagine’s Aviator control interface. The cloud-based system is designed to support both linear and OTT playout.

CuttingRoom Launching Cloud-Native Professional Video Editor

CuttingRoom, a provider of SaaS video editing solutions, today released its browser-based video editing and publishing tool, “designed as the world’s first cloud-native solution for professional editors in the broadcast and AV industries. “On the back of both the significant changes to operational paradigms brought about by the pandemic and an increasingly heavy demand for […]

Dalet Champions New Technology Partner Alliance & Sales Channel Programs

Dalet, a technology and service provider for media-rich organizations, today announced two partner-focused programs. The new Dalet Channel Sales Partner and Technology Alliance Partner programs, which are slated to roll out in Q1 2022, “rapidly expand local touchpoints for customers around the world and lean into key technology partnerships with providers such as Amazon Web […]

Comcast Technology Solutions Expands Video Understanding Tool VideoAI Beyond Its Own House

Comcast Technology Solutions is expanding the software-as-a-service (SaaS) tool it uses to understand and manage metadata in Comcast’s own streaming video to the broader market. VideoAI is a tool the service provider uses for video understanding tasks such as video segmentation and contextual advertising within in-house platforms including streaming service Peacock, as well as the TV service divisions of Sky and Comcast Cable.

TVU Networks Reports On Global Media/Entertainment Trends

TVU Networks, a provider of live broadcast innovation and technology, announced its key insights from 2021. Based on an analysis of key measures and product usage from thousands of customers across all business sectors including media, sports and entertainment, TVU Networks has seen a 243% increase in its SaaS over 2020. The accelerated migration of […]


Capex To Opex Shift ‘Makes All The Sense In The World’

Broadcasters and their technology vendors are carefully moving from traditional capital expenditure models to software-based operational expenditure models. A Discovery executive says it’s about time as the industry moves toward its own distribution costs being based on volume.

Connect Ramps Up NMS SaaS Offer With New Cloud-Powered Solution

In April 2020, a new licensing offer became available to Kybio users with the launch of its SaaS solution for network monitoring. Today, just 20 months later, WorldCast Connect introduces a “major update” to Kybio’s SaaS-hosted platform. After a rigorous benchmark of technologies to best meet Connect’s need for more scale and performance, its SaaS version of Kybio, […]

EVS Adds Oscar Teran As SVP SaaS Offering & Digital Channels

EVS, a provider of live video technology for broadcast and new media productions, has named Oscar Teran SVP SaaS offering and digital channels. Bringing more than 10 years’ experience in strategic innovation, software engineering and SaaS development, he will head a new unit that will focus on developing and implementing EVS XaaS business through existing […]

Amagi Secures Over $100M To Accelerate Cloud-Led Innovations

Amagi, a global provider of cloud-based SaaS technology for broadcast and connected TV, announced today that Accel, Avataar Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners and existing investor Premji Invest have collectively invested more than $100 million in the company. The venture funds have bought out the stake held by Emerald Media (an investment platform backed by KKR) […]

Cobalt Iron Sets API Integration With ServiceNow

Cobalt Iron, a provider of SaaS-based enterprise data protection, today announced a new user-configurable API integration with ServiceNow. The new integration means that the Cobalt Iron Compass enterprise SaaS backup platform now communicates directly with ServiceNow’s digital workflow platform, leading to a more efficient issue-resolution workflow for companies that use ServiceNow formatted services. Backup, archive […]

Dalet Makes ‘Key’ Management Appointments

Dalet, a technology and service provider for media-rich organizations, today appointed Marc Mongomard head of global customer success; Maria Bulavskaya product manager, customer care; and Ben Zores head of cloud operations. The company said the newly established leadership roles will focus on “proactive customer success, expanding programs and services that enable customers to get the […]


Grass Valley Tackles A Changing Industry

The vendor’s shift to SaaS products is a reflection of broadcasters’ changing business models, as they invest in new over-the-top services to meet consumer demand for nonlinear programming while traditional broadcast revenues decline.

Cobalt Iron Enhances Compass Support for Amazon Web Services With Management of Virtual Machine Snapshots

Cobalt Iron, a provider of SaaS-based enterprise data protection, is bolstering its support for Amazon Web Services (AWS). In addition to backup and data protection, the company’s Compass enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform now enables “seamless” management of AWS virtual machine (VM) snapshots. Through this new capability, Compass users are able to manage backup retentions and […]


Cloud Editing Capabilities Grow, Latency Improves

With adoption pushed by the pandemic, cloud editing tools have expanded to cover light-weight, heavy-weight and hybrid workflows as vendors continue to minimize latency problems. Above, Avid’s Edit On Demand provides a fully provisioned and secure virtual editing environment, complete with Media Composer cloud editing and Avid NEXIS cloud storage, that can be deployed and scaled quickly.

Cobalt Iron Honored By CIOReview

Cobalt Iron, a provider of SaaS-based enterprise data protection, has been named to CIOReview’s “20 Most Promising IBM Solution Providers” for 2021. The CIOReview listing recognizes Cobalt Iron’s Compass enterprise SaaS backup platform as a powerful extension of IBM’s Spectrum Protect data protection solution. Over the years, the value of enterprise data has grown exponentially in […]

Report: Gigabit-Speed Broadband Subscribers Increase 75%

Although data usage moderated in the first quarter of 2021 after pandemic-fueled rapid growth last year, subscribers continued to adapt to the new broadband environment by embracing faster speeds, according to the 1Q 2021 OVBI (OpenVault Broadband Insights) report. The report was issued today by OpenVault, a market-leading source of SaaS-based revenue and network improvement solutions […]

Cobalt Iron Assigned Patent For Dynamic Authorization Control That Automatically Responds To Threats and Events

Cobalt Iron Inc., a provider of SaaS-based enterprise data protection, has been granted a patent on its technology for dynamic authorization control based on conditions and events. Issued on May 4, U.S. patent #10999290 describes new capabilities for Cobalt Iron Compass, an enterprise SaaS backup platform, that enable the use of analytics and machine learning […]

Mórbido TV Expands Content Distribution With Veset Nimbus

Horror-theme Latin American TV network Mórbido TV has chosen Veset Nimbus, the professional cloud playout SaaS from Veset, to distribute its linear channel to multiple destinations in Latin America. Launched in Mexico in January 2018 by IB Broadcasting Company SAPI de CV as a Pay TV channel, Mórbido TV caters to a growing audience of horror fans across […]

International Sales Team Launches Global Broadcast Sales Service

International Sales Team (IST), a worldwide network of highly experienced broadcast and media industry sales professionals for hire and deployment, has been launched. IST Director Darren Frearson, a senior broadcast sales professional with more than 40 years’ experience, said: “We’re all familiar with the concept and implementation of SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS as beneficial outgrowths of […]

Synamedia Adds SaaS Solutions For Pay TV, OTT Video Providers

The content protection, advanced advertising and video networking provider announced the first two in a series of services designed to allow video providers a more flexible, frictionless way to roll out and enhance new services while monitoring and capitalizing on consumer experience. Company executives also reported rapid growth in the video networking sector, a reaction to the media industry’s move from traditional delivery to OTT.

Cobalt Iron Compass Named One Of DCIG’s Top 3 Google Cloud Platform Cloud Backup Solutions

Cobalt Iron Inc., a provider of SaaS-based enterprise data protection, today announced that DCIG has named the company’s industry-leading Compass enterprise SaaS backup platform as a TOP 3 Google Cloud Platform (GCP) backup solution for 2021. In its latest report, DCIG noted that Compass is a highly distinguished player in the cloud backup market, having earned […]

Hudson MX Names Sarah Lawson Johnston EVP, Managing Director Of Agency Partnerships EMEA

Hudson MX, an advertising technology business providing media buying and media accounting solutions globally through a cloud-based SaaS platform, today named Sarah Lawson Johnston executive vice president, managing director of agency partnerships EMEA. An advertising technology pioneer who was with Mediaocean more than two decades, she joins Hudson MX after spending the last three years […]

Cobalt Iron Offers Migration Path To Compass Enterprise Backup

Cobalt Iron Inc., a provider of SaaS-based enterprise data protection, today announced “Modernize Backup With One Solution for VTL and Enterprise Data,” a migration program offering significant savings for enterprise customers purchasing the VTL feature of the company’s industry-leading Compass enterprise SaaS backup platform. The discount program is targeted to customers with deployments of IBM ProtecTIER, […]

Amagi Clocks 120% YOY Revenue Growth

Amagi, a global provider of cloud-based SaaS technology for broadcast and streaming TV, reports year-over-year quarterly revenue growth of 120% for the quarter ending September 2020. The company now supports more than 400 channels on its platform for a variety of services — linear channel creation, distribution and monetization, with more than 1,000 delivery end […]


TVN Tech | Virtual IBC Spotlights Cloud Progress

The online event this week underscored 2020’s biggest TV tech trend — moving on-premise broadcast workflows and vendor products to the cloud — while anticipating 5G’s potential use in remote production. Above, a 5G-enabled camera used in a BBC-led trial exploring multi-camera synchronization.


TVN Tech | After Volicon: Compliance And Monitoring Evolve

In a post-Volicon landscape, broadcasters are scrambling to replace their compliance and monitoring services. They face vastly different regulatory requirements for OTT in doing so, but also an upside of new features including AI, on-prem, cloud or hybrid options and built-in tools for analysis and sales. Above, Mediaproxy’s LogPlayer is a cross-platform HTML5 user interface that facilitates seamless access to media and metadata across a network of global deployed LogServers.

Dalet SaaS Solution Focuses On Continuity, Remote Production

Dalet, a provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, today introduced a remote production solution that allows newsrooms and media organizations to carry on critical content production and distribution operations amid the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. Dalet Galaxy xCloud, a secure and highly scalable SaaS solution hosted by Dalet, extends on-premises production […]

MediaKind Unveils Public Cloud OTT Streaming

An SaaS version of MediaKind’s Aquila OTT streaming solution launches today, offering broadcasters the ability to quickly launch new or temporary program services with end-to-end technology operating in the public cloud.

Cobalt Iron Renames Flagship SaaS Data Protection Platform

Cobalt Iron Inc., a provider of SaaS-based enterprise data protection, today announced Cobalt Iron Compass, the new name for its flagship SaaS-based enterprise data protection platform. The company says the new name signifies “the immediate insights and guidance the company delivers to its customers. With the renaming, Cobalt Iron kicks off a new phase of […]

Signiant Expands its SDCX SaaS Platform At IBC

At IBC 2019 (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam), at booth 14.B23, Signiant Inc., a long-time provider of intelligent file transfer, will introduce new capabilities to its SDCX (Software-Defined Content Exchange) SaaS platform to simplify secure content exchange between companies. These capabilities will first appear in the company’s newest product, Signiant Jet, which makes it easy to automate and […]

Vimeo Is Thriving As The Anti-YouTube

Vimeo CEO Anjali Sud really wants people to know that the online video company is no longer a competitor to YouTube. “Today we do not view YouTube as a competitor. We really think of ourselves as a software-as-a-services company like a Slack, like a Dropbox, like a Zoom,” Sud says.

Evertz Launches Cloud-Based SaaS Platform

The new Evertz.iO is a collection of on-demand and “pay-as-you-go” cloud native services for broadcast media customers.

V-Nova Launches Perseus SaaS Platform

V-Nova, a provider of video compression solutions, has launched its cloud-based SaaS transcoding and delivery platform for enhanced Perseus Plus h.264 and native h.264 encoding. The platform enables service providers and third-party streaming platforms to rapidly launch Perseus Plus enhanced services offering higher quality video at up to 50% lower bitrates to a multitude of […]

Signiant’s SDCX Fabric Powers Multi-Cloud Future

Signiant Inc. announced new capabilities and adoption metrics for the cloud-native SaaS platform that is driving the company’s growth. The company said: “As a pioneer in Software Defined Content Exchange (SDCX) concepts, Signiant was the first company to productize and patent an architecture that combines advanced network optimization with an intelligent cloud-based control plane to connect the […]

Digital Nirvana At The 2019 NAB Show

Digital Nirvana offers a repertoire of knowledge management technologies and solutions. It will be in Booth SU9807. MonitorIQ 6.0 — MonitorIQ is a leading broadcast-monitoring solution from Digital Nirvana that offers services such as signal and loudness monitoring, air-check logging, competitive analysis, and content repurposing. The solution is Linux-based for secure scalability. This highly efficient […]

On The IBC Exhibit Floor: Harmonic

Harmonic | Stand 1.B20| At IBC 2018, Harmonic launched dynamic ad insertion (DAI) capabilities and will provide a sneak peek of disruptive disaster recovery scenarios enabled by its VOS360 Video software-as-a-service (SaaS) as part of the company’s continued commitment to SaaS innovation. With these advanced capabilities available in the cloud, VOS360 Video SaaS opens […]

Is SaaS Catching Up To Broadcaster Demands?


From The IBC Exhibit Floor: Telestream

Telestream | Stand 7.B26 | Website: Telestream, a  provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, is showcasing a number of strategic advances to Telestream Cloud, a video transcoding SaaS (software as a service) designed to meet the needs of video production and post production professionals. In developing Telestream Cloud, the company said it is responding […]


Digital Nirvana To Make PBS TechCon Debut

NAB 2016 Exhibitors: Digital Nirvana

Digital Nirvana | Booth SU10410 | Website: At NAB 2016 (April 16-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center), Digital Nirvana, developers of a media management platform for content capture, recording, monitoring, repurposing and delivery, will feature several new technology offerings. The company will showcase its cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) model of compliance […]