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Rushed re-merger of MX1 into SES Video risks customer confusion

Multiple news outlets picked up and ran with our scoop regarding the gradual phasing out of the MX1 video streaming technology division, to the extent that parent company SES hurried the process along and went about ushering MX1 back into SES Video in double time. While long-expected, rushing ahead with the merger might not be the best course of action and if anything has probably triggered disorder within the vendors’ respective customer bases. During Faultline’s post-IBC break, SES announced the official merger of SES Video and MX1 to “handle every aspect of delivering your content to audiences around the globe, including content management, channel playout, content distribution and content monetization.” SES has been talking about integrating the two arms for…

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