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IBM debuts Watson Media at US Open Tennis

IT giant IBM has launched IBM Watson Media, a new suite of AI-powered solutions on the IBM Cloud that analyse images, video, language, sentiment and tone, at the US Open…

Nativ founders launch AI venture

Jon Folland, Gordon Ashworth and Nick Ryan – the founders of media logistics company Nativ, which was acquired by Ooyala in 2015 – have chosen IBC 2017 to debut their…

EBS signs metadata deal with ITV

EBS signs metadata deal with ITV

EBS, a full-service provider of EPG and VoD metadata, has announced a major new deal with the ITV that sees EBS providing its extensive range of EPG metadata services to…

Netgem integrates Amazon Alexa

Netgem, the connected entertainment solution provider for telecom operators, has added integration of Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service to its cloud-based entertainment software provider. The integration means a new Netgem-developed Alexa…

EE TV offers Amazon Alexa hands-free

EE TV offers Amazon Alexa hands-free

UK OTT service EE TV has become one of the first operators to offer a skill for Amazon Alexa via its set-top box. EE TV will support Alexa voice control…

TiVo Q2 revenue up 67% YoY

TiVo Q2 revenue up 67% YoY

TiVo has reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30th 2017. “TiVo executed well in the second quarter with strong financial results,” said Tom Carson, President and CEO…

BBC experiments with voiceprints

BBC experiments with voiceprints

The BBC has worked with Microsoft to build an experimental version of BBC iPlayer that uses artificial intelligence to allow individuals to sign in to BBC services using their unique…

DISH selects TiVo metadata

TiVo has announced that US pay-TV provider, DISH, has completed its migration to TiVo Metadata. DISH is utilising TiVo’s rich metadata, such as programme information and image-based content, across its…

Google trials autoplay videos in search results

Internet giant Google is experimenting with autoplay videos that sees relevant trailers and clips played in response to users’ search results. The feature puts the autoplaying video at the top…

TiVo expands IP licensing deal with TCL

TiVo has expanded its existing intellectual property (IP) licence agreement with TCL, the fastest-growing TV brand in the US and the third largest TV manufacturer in the world, into North…