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Virgin to auction top EPG slots

Virgin Media is planning to auction the rights to some of the best slots in its TV channel menu.  The move, backed by its parent company, Liberty Global, is an…

Australia: Major Freeview Plus upgrade planned

Freeview Australia will launch a significant upgrade to its hybrid digital television service Freeview Plus platform in June 2017, offering a more simplified user experience and sophisticated look and feel…

TiVo enhances Turner EMEA EPG

Global media company Turner has selected entertainment technology and audience insights specialist TiVo as its EMEA metadata distribution partner. Under the terms of the multi-year agreement, Turner will utilise services…

Roku, TiVo licensing deal

Entertainment technology and audience insights specialist TiVo Corporation and TV streaming platform Roku have signed a multi-year intellectual property (IP) licence agreement. The IP licence covers the TiVo and Rovi…

Roku updates OS

Streaming platform Roku is introducing what it describes as “exciting new features” included in Roku OS 7.6, the latest version of its operating system for all Roku devices, designed to…

BBC should NOT necessarily occupy top EPG spot

New, much smarter UK set-top boxes from Sky (SkyQ) and TiVo increasingly tend to use the first EPG ‘landing page’ for promotions of programmes, sports events and movies. Older boxes…

More TiVo for Evolution Digital

Evolution Digital has signed a certified guide renewal agreement with TiVo to deploy eGUIDE, a newly-designed interactive programme guide (IPG). eGUIDE, powered by TiVo Metadata, will feature rich graphics and…

TiVo exiting Australia and NZ

DVR specialists TiVo is pulling the plug on its Australian and New Zealand set-top boxes. In a statement revealing the switch-ff date, TiVo said: “your TiVo device will have extremely…

Gracenote unveils entertainment data products

Gracenote, a Nielsen company is launching what it describes as “breakthrough” entertainment data products developed specifically for next-generation converged media platforms and services. The all-new Gracenote connected databases for Video,…

Next-gen TV guide Tviso UK launch

Next-gen TV guide Tviso UK launch

Next-generation TV guide Tviso has announced its immediate availability for the United Kingdom. Describing itself as “a new way to watch television”, the service comprises one central hub that allows…