MediaKind partners with Arqiva to create a managed Cloud-native service for television and OTT services

Key Signals in Media & Entertainment

Centre set up and Expansion
Epic Games adds retro cloud gaming service Antstream Arcade to store
The Antstream library features over 1,200 games and enables users to play classic video games such as Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Earthworm Jim, and Mortal Kombat for free via streaming. The news follows just two days after Atari announced it has invested USD 500,000 into Anstream Arcade and could potentially increase this to up to USD 3.5 Mn in the future. Read More>>
Tencent arrives in Latin America to offer Cloud services
Driving its momentum of providing high-standard and highly reliable cloud services worldwide, Tencent highlights its commitment to global digitalization. The opening of Tencent Cloud’s first Internet Data Center in Brazil aims to meet the growing digitalization demand in the country and across Latin America. Read More>>
HT Media forays into SAAS space with the launch of Upublish
Upublish is a packaged SaaS product for small and medium publishers to create professional new websites within minutes. The comprehensive solution comprises front-end templates, back-end tools, infrastructure, and support. It helps publishers who have excelled in the offline space seamlessly translate their legacy in the digital space. Read More>>
Discovery, AWS extend partnership to assist in global rollout of Discovery Plus
AWS currently powers the majority of the broadcaster’s infrastructure needs to deliver its Discovery Plus on-demand streaming video service, its digital services, and more than 450 linear TV channels around the globe. The extension enables Discovery Plus to deploy AWS to offer greater personalization capabilities to help viewers find the content they want to watch. Read More>>
MediaKind, Arqiva partner to create a new Cloud-native service
The partnership will deliver a new cloud-native, fully managed service for the aggregation, processing, and delivery of television services for any platform broadcast and over the top (OTT) in any region, at any scale. The collaboration will bring together MediaKind’s cloud-native encoding and life cycle management with Arqiva’s experience in managed service. Read More>>
Mergers and Acquisition 
Wiley acquires open access innovator, Knowledge Unlatched
The open access movement promises to make more research broadly available to democratize information and accelerate academic discovery. Knowledge Unlatched helps libraries and publishers reduce complexity through seamless online services to approve, pay, and manage their open access transactions and maximize the impact of library budgets to make more content open access. Read More>>
Gray acquires multiple TV stations in a USD 2.8 Bn deal with Meredith
The acquisition makes Gray the second-largest TV station owner in the country behind Nexstar. As part of the acquisition, Gray will take over Meredith’s 17 local TV stations, including channels in major markets like St. Louis, Kansas City, Missouri, and Atlanta, Gray’s hometown. Read More>>
ViacomCBS acquires a majority stake in Disney-owned Spanish Networks
The company has acquired a majority stake in Fox TeleColombia and Estudios TeleMexico, both owned by The Walt Disney Company. ViacomCBS will also have access to the content from Fox TeleColombia and Estudios TeleMexico, which could go on the Pluto TV and Paramount+ streaming platforms, bolstering their portfolio for competition against Disney+ and other streaming services. Read More>>
Executive Movement
PointsBet welcomes a new Chief Information Officer 
Mary-Beth Hosking MBT will report to Manjit Singh, the company’s President of Product & Technology. Having previously worked in key executive positions at the Toll Group and Specsavers in Australia, Hosking will oversee the company’s IT strategies and further optimize its place in the industry. Read More>>
Dentsu International hires Alex Hesz as Global CSO 
Dentsu has made another strategic executive move, hiring former DDB Worldwide global Chief Strategy Officer as the new CSO for Dentsu International. The hiring of Hesz adds strategic leadership across the business in the agency’s hopes to be the most integrated agency network. Read More>>
Twitter reshuffles engineering and product leadership after CEO transition
Former head of Product Kayvon Beykpour will become General Manager of consumer operations while revenue product lead Bruce Falk will become General Manager of revenue. Vice president of engineering Nick Caldwell will assume the role of General Manager of core tech. Engineering lead Michael Montano and head of design and research Dantley Davis will step down from their positions at the end of the year. Read More>>

Latest Industry Insights from Draup Braindesk


Dish Network 

  • Focuses on advancing software-powered automation processes and Artificial intelligence (AI) to power the operations of Dish’s cloud-native 5G network architecture for small businesses, large enterprises, and the broader wireless industry. 
  • Infrastructure Management Services and Product Engineering Services are the major outsourced segments. 
  • Focuses on improving the 5G wireless network by an automated workflow that helps to provide a seamless user experience. 
  • Cloud-Based 5G Wireless Networks and 5G Network Expansion are the key opportunity areas for service providers. 



Key Funding Alert

Hepmil Media Group Raises USD 10 Mn in Series A Funding 
The funding round was led by Quest Ventures, Pavilion Capital, and Bent Pixels to support Hepmil Media’s expansion plans in the region. The Group will leverage the funds to strengthen its leadership in the digital media space by growing its content & creators’ platform and capabilities, along with the expansion of its esports and gaming network. Read More>>

Startup Spotlight

Company – Breakr 
Total Funding – USD 4.2 Mn
About: Breakr connects artists and influencers to extract new music through the culture. Music influencers can set up profiles, update their music preferences, and create digital campaigns available across all platforms, giving them autonomy and power over their work. Read More>>

Latest Reports Published in Draup

Epic Games Account Intelligence Report:Epic Games is keen on partnering with web-game developers and technology firms to develop customers’ digital gaming platforms and applications. Another focus area remains on providing secured and protected gaming services for players by leveraging authentication tools. Read More>>
DirecTV Account Intelligence Report: DirecTV has developed the Stream Voice Remote and AR-based TV app to deliver better options to customers in terms of choice and accessibility. It has also partnered with IBM for customer service and more technological developments for customers. Read More>>

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