(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Comments Share Other reports Saturday, including Gambadoro’s, disputed Mortensen’s report.ESPN’s Dianna Russini said Sarkisian will head back to Alabama and coach under Nick Saban for the second time.NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported that Sarkisian was “unlikely” to join Kliff Kingsbury’s staff as offensive coordinator.Related LinksCardinals name Vance Joseph DC, Bill Davis LB coachMike Leach dishes on Kliff Kingsbury, the Air Raid in the NFL and aliensCardinals’ Kliff Kingsbury talks about Murray comments, leaving USCCardinals FA LB Deone Bucannon wants a team that sees his valueGarafolo added that the Cardinals have spoken to a few candidates, including Sarkisian and former Giants head coach Ben McAdoo.Arizona reportedly was also interested in Texas State head coach Jake Spavital for an offensive assistant coaching position. Former Green Bay Packers wide receivers coach David Raih and Jets running backs coach Stump Mitchell were also linked to the Cardinals’ coaching search.Additionally, the team was denied a request to speak with San Francisco 49ers run game coordinator Mike McDaniels, according to reports.Before serving as offensive coordinator for the Falcons, Sarkisian, 44, was an offensive analyst for Nick Saban’s Alabama program (2016) and USC’s head coach (2014-15). He was previously the Washington Huskies’ head coach (2009-13) and between stints as an assistant at USC (2001-03, 2005-08) had experience as quarterbacks coach of the Oakland Raiders (2004). Sarkisian was also under consideration for the Detroit Lions’ offensive coordinator opening. Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian is not a candidate for an offensive coaching position with the Arizona Cardinals, according to 98.7 FM Arizona Sports Station’s John Gambadoro.Sarkisian was interviewed Friday by the Cardinals but was passed over for further coaching consideration, per Gambadoro.A report from ESPN’s Chris Mortensen on Friday had Sarkisian “closing in” on the Cardinals’ offensive coordinator position. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo
Channel distributor Thema has struck a deal with Dutch telco KPN that will see three channels join KPN’s TV service.Live music TV channel iConcerts will join KPN’s extended basic tier, while Spanish ‘best of’ channel Antena 3 and Moroccan public service channel 2M will join the operator’s basic tier.
Elemental has teamed up with Teleste to deploy an integrated multiscreen solution for Finnish digital-terrestrial platform provider Anvia TV.The solution streams content for all-IP video delivery from the headend to homes for viewing on set-top boxes, PCs, and smart phones and tablets. Using Optimo transcoding technology, Anvia TV smoothly transitioned to a fully IP-based video infrastructure and expanded operations to support multiscreen services.Earlier this year, Teleste and Elemental began co-marketing activities targeting the cable industry in Europe. The co-branded Teleste Optimo transcoder is a part of Teleste’s multiscreen solution for distributing TV channels and video services on DVB, IPTV and over-the-top television (OTT) networks. Transcoding is powered by Elemental Live video processing software to provide real-time video and audio encoding for linear pay TV broadcast as well as live streaming to new media platforms.“Our customers expect premium-class services when it comes to the quality of the video content itself and the sophisticated functionality of the video provision infrastructure,” said Marianne Hynninen, CEO of Anvia TV. “Our strategy is designed to meet their expectations and we have noticed that our customers appreciate the choices we have made. Teleste’s multiscreen solution, powered by Elemental Technologies, is the perfect tool for us to execute our strategy as planned and deliver what our customers value most.”Elemental is meanwhile collaborating with Miranda at IBC. The pair will jointly showcase an integrated multichannel playout, transcoding and monitoring solution will be featured on the Miranda stand. The demonstration will highlight the companies’ respective technologies with a combination of Miranda’s iTX integrated playout platform, Kaleido multiviewers and the iControl video network management systems with Elemental Live video encoders and Elemental Conductor video management system. The integration of these technologies is designed to satisfy the growing need for broadcasters to playout content to multiple platforms from an integrated environment and protects investments in video infrastructure as the industry evolves.Separately, Elemental’s demonstrations at IBC will include 4Kp60 10-bit Ultra HD HEVC processing using Elemental Server, real-time 1080p60 HEVC encoding using Elemental Live and live HEVC encoding via Elemental Cloud. Elemental will also showcase a variety of live and file based workflows running on the Elemental Cloud platform.Elemental will exhibit at IBC on stand 4.B75, Miranda will exhibit on stand 8.D41 and Teleste will exhibit on stand 4.B77
The owner of UK newspaper The Daily Mail is reportedly in the running to buy Yahoo’s assets alongside some other 40 interested parties.According to a Wall Street Journal report, the Daily Mail and General Trust is in talks with “several private equity firms” about launching a bid for the web portal, with its main interest in Yahoo’s news and media assets.The WSJ said that there were two possible ways the Daily Mail would aim to make a bid: a private equity partner would buy all of Yahoo’s US operations, with the Mail taking over the news and media properties; or the private-equity firm would buy Yahoo and merge its media and news operations into a new company that would include the Daily Mail’s digital assets.The report claims that a deal would substantially grow the Mail’s US presence and that the firm has held talks with around six private equity firms – but has not yet met directly with Yahoo.A spokesperson for DailyMail.com told DTVE: “Given the success of DailyMail.com and Elite Daily we have been in discussions with a number of parties who are potential bidders.“Discussions are at a very early stage and there is no certainty that any transaction will take place. We have no further comment at this time. Further updates will be provided as appropriate.”Other companies interested in Yahoo, who have met with the firm, are Verizon, IAC/Interactive Corp and CBS, according to the WSJ.