Maxdome

Friend or foe: OTT and pay TV services

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With Netflix forging multiple distribution deals in Europe, cable and IPTV pay TV operators are increasingly welcoming OTT services on board. Stuart Thomson explores some of the issues raised. Is OTT a friend or foe… Read more

Maxdome CEO to exit

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German VOD service Maxdome is saying goodbye to its CEO for the second time in four months. Lesley MacKenzie, who is also executive VP of entertainment at Maxdome parent ProSiebenSat.1, is leaving the business to… Read more

Maxdome adds MPEG-DASH support

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German video-on-demand service Maxdome has added MPEG-DASH support in partnership with content security specialist Irdeto.  ProSiebenSat.1-owned Maxdome is using Irdeto Rights to support different DRM solutions for web browsers through a deployment combining MPEG-DASH and Widevine.… Read more

German advertising market and digital boosts ProSiebenSat.1

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The strong performance of the German advertising market, digital activities and production all contributed to a solid start to the year for German broadcast group ProSiebenSat.1, which has posted quarterly revenues of €654.6 million, up… Read more

Unitymedia KabelBW adds Maxdome package to TV offering

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Liberty Global-owned cable operator Unitymedia KabelBW is adding ProSiebenSat.1-owned on-demand service Maxdome to its TV offering. Maxdome will become an integral part of the new TV and triple-play packages offered by the cable operator, allowing… Read more

ProSiebenSat.1 gives MacKenzie Maxdome job

Lesley MacKenzie

German broadcast group ProSiebenSat.1 has instigated a high-level restructure of its digital division, handing former BSkyB and Lovefilm exec Lesley MacKenzie the CEO role at Maxdome. She replaces the former boss of the SVOD service, Andreas… Read more

Maxdome chooses ContentWise for recommendation

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German video-on-demand service Maxdome has chosen ContentWise to provide personalised recommendation across its 60,000 titles.  Maxdome will use ContentWise’s personalisation and management technology to create consumer profiles across multiple screens and deliver individually selected content… Read more

Samsung to expand Ultra HD offering with Netflix and Amazon

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Samsung has outlined plans to expand its Ultra High Definition content offering by working with global content partners including Amazon, Netflix, Maxdome and Wuaki.tv. In an announcement ahead of electronics trade show IFA next month,… Read more

ProSiebenSat.1 taps Inside for Maxdome security

ProSiebenSat.1’s online video-on-demand platform Maxdome has tapped Inside Secure for its DRM Fusion Agent to secure the delivery of content on iOS and Android devices. Inside Secure is supplying its downloadable DRM Fusion Agent for… Read more

ProSiebenSat.1 strikes multi-platform deal with WWE

German broadcast group ProSiebenSat.1 has struck a long-term rights deal for free TV, pay TV and online platforms in Germany and Austria with the WWE to show wrestling. The deal includes all WWE pay-per-view programming… Read more

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