Irdeto Survey: Nearly One-Third of US Consumers Watch Pirated Content

A new survey by digital platform security specialist Irdeto found that 74% of US consumers said that producing or sharing pirated video content is illegal. Conducted online by YouGov, the survey also found that 69% of respondents think that streaming or downloading pirated content is illegal. While a majority of consumers are aware of piracy and […]  More

SVG Sit-Down: Jerry Gepner on T2 Computing’s Acquisition by Axispoint, New Partnership With MPE

2017 kicked off with a bang for T2 Computing. The business-solutions arm of the recently shuttered Tekserve was acquired by software provider Axispoint and, in a separate deal, partnered with postproduction-rental house MPE to provide gear to the media and entertainment (M&E) marketplace. At the center of both deals was Jerry Gepner, who will stay […]  More

Telestream Appoints New President and COO Kyle Ford

Telestream has appointed Kyle Ford as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). A new position within Telestream’s senior leadership team, Ford will be responsible for the tactical implementation of operational strategies, reporting to the company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dan Castles. Kyle Ford has commenced his role at Telestream with immediate effect.  More

Ratings Roundup: Packers-Cowboys Is Most-Watched NFL Divisional Playoff Game of All Time

Ratings roundup is a rundown of ratings news from the past week and is derived from press releases and reports around the industry. In this week’s NFL Playoffs-focused edition: Fox’s Packers-Cowboys matchup is the most-watched early-round NFL Playoff Game of all time, NBC comes up big in primetime with Steelers-Chiefs, and the Saturday NFL games deliver […]  More

Alex Kaplan Named EVP, Commercial for Eurosport Digital

Discovery Communications has appointed Alex Kaplan as Executive Vice President, Commercial for Eurosport Digital. Kaplan joins Discovery from senior leadership positions at the National Basketball Association and DIRECTV/AT&T.  More

T2 Computing Acquired by Axispoint, Partners With MPE for M&E Rental Business

It has been a busy week for T2 Computing, the business-solutions arm of the recently shuttered Tekserve. The provider of computing, storage, networking, and media hardware and software has been acquired, along with the Tekserve name, by software provider Axispoint and has also partnered with postproduction-rental house MPE to provide rental gear to the media […]  More

ChyronHego Appoints Casper Plessing as Vice President of Sales, Iberia

ChyronHego announced the appointment of Casper Plessing as vice president of sales for Iberia, encompassing Spain and Portugal. Plessing will focus on expanding sales opportunities and managing partner channels in the region’s challenging broadcast industry. He moves into the new role from his previous position as sales manager for VidiGo, now a ChyronHego company.  More

SVG Sit-Down: John Servizzi on Newly Formed Tupelo Raycom’s Future, Impact on Live Sports Production

This week, Raycom Media announced it will combine two of the most well-known production companies in the sports sector: Tupelo-Honey Raycom and WebStream Sports. The new entity, Tupelo Raycom, aims to combine the diverse expertise and staff of both companies to better serve productions of all sizes and budgets. Although both companies were already under […]  More

Harmonic Appoints Tom Lookabaugh to Board of Directors

Harmonic has expanded the company’s board of directors with the appointment of Dr. Tom Lookabaugh. Dr. Lookabaugh, 55, has over 30 years of experience in the semiconductor, communications equipment, and service provider industries, as well as in academia.  More