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Switch Media adds Bitmovin Video Player to MediaHQ

Source: Digital TV Europe, 19 June 2019, 


Streaming media company Bitmovin has announced a partnership with video solution provider Switch Media to add the Bitmovin Video Player to its MediaHQ product suite.

The company says that the integration will enable Switch Media to offer content providers the ability to deliver quality video content to any network or device at scale.

The first product to market using the Bitmovin Player technology is Freeview Australia’s Freeview FV Web. The product enables viewers across Australia to watch and plan all free-to-air TV, or access on-demand shows using their online browsers.

Luke Durham, CTO and co-founder at Switch Media

Switch Media offers a suite of modular products for the delivery of premium content and live events. Bitmovin’s Video Player has been integrated into the MediaHQ product suite as an option underlying option to the Switch Media’s Universal Player.

Stefan Lederer, CEO and co-founder at Bitmovin

Luke Durham, CTO at Switch Media said: “In a world where video is everywhere, being able to create differentiated, high-quality services is absolutely crucial for broadcasters, publishers and social media companies. Working with Bitmovin enables us to offer the best solution for each scenario, safe in the knowledge that the player our clients use will always support the latest streaming formats, devices and platforms. This way, we can strive to make the audience experience of the world-class standard our clients expect.”

Stefan Lederer, CEO at Bitmovin added: “With an average of 6.6 screens per home in Australia alone, the industry is far beyond needing to offer a great experience on a limited number of platforms. Instead, the default is to design video services that can run on all platforms at once.

“The addition of our Video Player to Switch Media’s portfolio means that its customers will be able to launch video solutions that run on any platform, any network and any device.”

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Switch Media expands to Asia, the Middle East, and Africa


Switch Media today announced the expansion to the Middle East and Africa, as global online video demand soars. Switch Media says this expansion happens to meet the increasing demand from international broadcasters and content owners to develop, enhance and monetize their online video.

To support the expansion in the Middle East and Africa (MEA), Switch Media appointed a general manager and is opening an office in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The office in Johannesburg is headed by Hans Belz, as General Manager MEA. According to Switch Media, Hans Belz is a seasoned media and telecommunications executive.

Hans Belz was most recently Regional Head of Operations and Programming for SVOD service targeting emerging markets at iflix.

Switch Media expects Middle East and Africa revenues from OTT will surge by 88 percent from now through to 2021.

Switch Media expanding globally

Switch Media, headquartered in Sydney, Australia, is expanding also to Asia. Today, the company announced that has secured the appointment of a new General Manager, servicing Asia, who is set to begin in the first quarter of 2019.

And, to further bolstered its presence in North America, Switch Media appointed Mark Wilson as General Manager of the Americas. Set to spearhead operations fromDenver, Mark Wilson will be driving business development, forming new alliances and working closely with ad-tech partners to enhance Switch Media’s global offering.


Source: PPC Land, 19 December 2018, Switch Media expands to Asia, the Middle East, and Africa

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