Q&A

Imminent Impact of ATSC 3.0 On Live Sports

Synamedia is helping pay TV operators, telcos, and media companies change how they deliver, protect and monetize their content. In this interview, the company’s broadcast solutions manager, Mark Myslinski, highlights how NextGen TV (ATSC 3.0) will be a game changer for the consumption of live sports, in particular with stand-out video quality, immersive audio, and uncontested broadband broadcast.

Synamedia Boosts Investment In Compression R&D, Makes 3 Hires

Synamedia, a global independent video software provider, announced a boost to R&D investment in its compression technologies alongside a trio of senior appointments. With the adoption of 4K-ready devices and new broadcasting standards such as ATSC 3.0 supporting 4K and ultimately 8K streams over-the-air, Synamedia’s investment in compression will meet the growing need for advanced […]

Synamedia Unveils Media Edge Gateway IRD For Cloud Evolution

Synamedia, a global independent video software provider, today announced its Media Edge Gateway, a software-based integrated receiver/decoder (IRD) that opens new routes to monetization, software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based business models, hybrid deployments and more. Based on Synamedia’s virtualized Digital Content Manager (DCM) architecture and its PowerVu IRD technologies, the new Media Edge Gateway is ideal for video service […]

Synamedia Partners With Google Cloud

Synamedia, a global independent video software provider, today announced that it has partnered with Google Cloud to expand its video network portfolio with new over-the-top “as a service” offerings. This partnership, it says, lets Synamedia further address customer needs for high availability, increased scalability and maximized performance for OTT services while simultaneously reducing operational costs […]

Italy’s RAS Goes Live With Synamedia Virtualized DCM

Italy’s regional public broadcaster RAS has gone live with Synamedia virtualized Digital Content Manager (DCM) as it prepares to migrate from DVB-T SD/HD to DVB-T2/HEVC HD services by June 2022. RAS is using Synamedia DCM for satellite input and DVB-T transmissions and virtualized DCM for encoding in a private cloud. The catalyst for the deployment was RAS’s office […]

Q&A WITH YVES PADRINES

Synamedia CEO Talks Global Video Marketplace

Sixteen months after private equity purchased the assets under Cisco’s Video Services umbrella for $1 billion and re-branded the collective unit as Synamedia, the U.K.-based video technology vendor has emerged with a multi-pronged plan to serve the fast-changing video industry. CEO Yves Padrines shares his perspective on the global video marketplace, and how his company — which counts Comcast’s Sky as an investor — fits into it.

CES 2020

Synamedia Joins Pearl TV In Phoenix Test

With NextGen TV set to take the mainstage at CES, Synamedia joins the largest industry test bed for ATSC 3.0 services.

CES 2020

Synamedia Showcases Revenue-Generating Tech At CES

Synamedia, a global independent video software provider, is bringing what it calls “the most complete, secure and advanced end-to-end open video delivery solutions for infinite entertainment” to CES 2020 this week. After making a splash at CES 2019 with the award-winning Credentials Sharing Insight solution, the company is heading back to Las Vegas to showcase new […]

Synamedia Uncovers 3M+ Video Streaming Credentials For Sale On Illegal Websites

Synamedia, an independent video software provider, today unveiled the findings of several anti-piracy customer analyses that expose the vast impact streaming piracy — including casual credentials sharing and the illegal sale of passwords — have on video providers and viewers. Conducted with two tier one video service providers, Synamedia uncovered more than 3,000,000 of viewers’ […]

Discovery Selects Synamedia’s Virtualized DCM

Synamedia, an independent video software provider, today announced that Discovery Inc. has chosen its virtualized Digital Content Manager (DCM) from its video network portfolio to increase operational efficiencies for its Asia Pacific distribution. A long-time Synamedia PowerVu customer, Discovery is centralizing its Asia Pacific uplink compression systems to its Sterling,Va., broadcast center. The company is […]

Synamedia To Show New Video Network Solutions At IBC

At IBC 2019 (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam), Synamedia, an independent video software provider, will unveil a number of new additions to its video network (formerly video processing) portfolio designed to ratchet up the quality and cost effectiveness of live streaming. New solutions will also help customers make more intelligent use of virtualization and cloud, as well […]

Synamedia Offering New Solutions, Services To Combat Piracy

At IBC 2019 (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam), independent video software provider Synamedia will unveil enhancements to its security portfolio to help combat the evolving threat from hyper-distributed piracy in the age of infinite entertainment. It will be at stand C.41. Synamedia’s Streaming Piracy Disruption managed service features a single workflow across both broadcast and IP streaming for easy […]

MULTICASTING 2019, PART II

Multicasting Special Report | Improved Encoders Equal More Diginets

Broadcasters are capitalizing on that simple equation as they try to squeeze every last advertising dollar out of their 6 MHz channels through multicasting. Hopped-up encoders and advanced video compression have also facilitated channel sharing in the wake of the incentive auction and will come in handy for stacking legacy ATSC 1.0 signals as broadcasters roll out ATSC 3.0.

NAB SHOW 2019

For OTT Revenue, Diverse Models Needed

Against market headwinds, OTT monetization won’t happen with a single scheme. Instead, it needs a flexible range of subscription models, advertising and even transactional approaches, experts say.

Synamedia Adds Automation Capabilities To Its Virtual DCM

Synamedia, an independent video software provider, today announced new automation capabilities for its Virtual Digital Content Manager (DCM) with Smart Rate Control that it says will save operators up to 50% of bandwidth and storage costs. Using machine-learning (ML) and Stream Video Quality, Synamedia’s patented light weight and real-time quality metric technology, the solution automatically […]

Synamedia To Show Video Processing Innovations At NAB

Synamedia, an independent video software provider, will demonstrate new video processing technologies at next week’s NAB Show in Las Vegas.  These solutions, developed to help media companies and pay-TV providers generate new revenue, create new value, and secure their businesses, will be on display in booth SU10125. At NAB, Synamedia will showcase its video processing solutions […]

Synamedia Sets Out Corporate Vision

Synamedia, the new company that will be formed from the sale of Cisco’s video processing and video solutions business to private equity firm Permira funds, outlines its vision and investment focus as an independent entity.