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Civolution’s SyncNow for Talpa

Civolution, a provider of technology and solutions for identifying, managing and monetising content, has announced that Talpa has licensed its SyncNow Automatic Content Recognition (ACR) technology and can now use SyncNow in all its TV formats requiring a synchronised second screen experience and deliver it along with the format and app to its broadcaster clients. The first deployment taking advantage [...]

OCS chooses Viaccess-Orca’s DEEP to enhance French second-screen app for Game of Thrones

Viaccess-Orca, a global player in the protection and enhancement of content services, has announced that OCS, part of telecommunications operator Orange, has chosen Viaccess-Orca’s award-winning DEEP (Data Enrichment and Engagement Platform) to provide the ultimate content experience through an immersive second-screen app for the fourth season of the popular television series, “Game of Thrones.” By automatically generating content about “Game [...]

Opera TV Store tailor-made for Swisscom

The Opera TV Store application platform is set to land on Swisscom set-top boxes. It is the first European pay-TV operator to bring the Opera TV Store on board. The partnership also marks the Opera TV Store’s first fully customised and co-branded deployment. “A retail-grade TV app platform, combined with a browser engine readily available for Android, were key criteria [...]

SecondSync joins Twitter

UK-based TV social media analytics company SecondSync is to become part of Twitter. In an announcement on its website, SecondSync says it is “very proud” of the business it has built up over the last three years. “Through our social analytics products, we’ve enabled clients in the broadcast and advertising industries to realise the value of conversations on Twitter about [...]

Vudu, Rdio, Crackle join US Chromecast


Google’s Chromecast has added support for a trio of new apps in the US, namely movie-streaming Vudu, music player Rdio, and Sony-owned TV library Crackle. Owners of Chromecast can access the apps through the $35 dongle immediately via an Android or iOS device, as well as via Google Chrome on a PC. The news comes as competition in the streaming-media [...]

Research: TV Tweets activate viewers


An industry study examining the value of the earned TV Twitter audience for media companies and brands has found that more than 90 per cent of those who see TV show-related tweets have taken immediate action to watch, search for or share content. The study also found that TV show viewers exposed to brand tweets are more likely to pay [...]

London Live chooses Monterosa’s LViS


Second-screen platform provider Monterosa has confirmed that London Live will deply its LViS Studio, a platform that allows producers and advertisers to create, pilot, deploy and monetise second-screen apps across devices and social platforms. Under the deal with London Live, which is launching March 31st, Monterosa and LViS Studio will provide the new 24/7 London TV channel with its ‘interactivity [...]

Accedo and SoftAtHome extend partnership

Accedo, the global market expert in TV application solutions, and SoftAtHome, a provider of home operating platforms enabling convergent services for the digital home, have announced the extension of their partnership to develop an end-to-end Appstore solution. Thanks to SoftAtHome’s SOP platform, this new home-store gives access to HTML5-based apps. Operators and their subscribers can easily access a deep catalogue [...]

Vestel adds Opera TV Store

Vestel, the European TV manufacturer, has extended its content offering with the Opera TV Store, joining the growing list of customers launching Opera Software’s TV application platform. The move seeks to increase the volume of local app content rapidly across all Vestel’s Smart TV brands. Vestel will use the Opera TV Store to expand their existing app portal rapidly across [...]

New look for Sky EPG

Sky customers will start to see a brand new Homepage on their Sky+HD boxes in what the satellite broadcaster describes as the most significant shake-up to its electronic programme guide (EPG) since its introduction at the launch of digital TV in 1998. For the first time ever, On Demand, including Catch Up TV and Sky Store and the Sky+ Planner [...]

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