Media Notes: Envivio Shares Soar On Apple TV-Related Sports Deal
Shares in video processing specialist Envivio closed up more than 7% Tuesday and "were soaring" beyond the 20% mark in the after-hours trading Tuesday night after it said it was "powering live HD sports channels on Apple TV" for a tier one service provider in Europe. Envivio "didn't name the provider." Sky is "the obvious candidate." Sky began delivering sports content for its Now TV OTT serviced on Apple TV boxes in the U.K. in December (MULTICHANNEL, 4/1). ... Thailand's World Cup broadcaster RS said that it will show 22 live matches on free TV and all 64 live games "will be available via its set-top box." RS CEO Surachai Chetchotisak’s announcement "came a day after the Central Administration Court ruled that the company does not have to televise live all 64 matches of the finals on free TV" as required by the so-called "must-have" rule set by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (BANGKOK POST, 4/2). ... Indian cricket captain Dhoni "is attempting to gag the media" from reporting the Indian Premier League betting and match-fixing scam, Zee TV network alleged, adding that he "had not yet been given clean chit by the Mudgal committee, which has recommended an independent and full-fledged probe into the issue." Responding to Dhoni's Rs 100-crore ($16.7M) defamation suit in the Madras high court on Wednesday, the channel said that "it merely reported suspended IPS officer G. Sampath Kumar's deposition to the committee" (TNN, 4/2).