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ConnecTV social platform public beta

ConnecTV, the comprehensive US social platform for all TV fans, has opened its doors to the public – just in time for the Super Bowl. Powered by proprietary content recognition…

Red Bee Media launches RedDiscover

Red Bee Media, a media management company providing multi-platform technology and creative solutions to broadcasters, content rights holders, platform operators and brand owners, has announced the launch of RedDiscover, the…

BBC mood-based navigation

BBC mood-based navigation

BBC Research & Development has revealed it has been working on a ‘mood-based navigation system’ that could someday be used on the iPlayer. In a blog, a BBC engineer explained…

BT Vision gets social

BT is to revamp is BT Vision IPTV service to offer a more personalised experience and social media elements, reports the FT. The move comes as competition in the UK…

blinkx partners with LifeMinute.TV

blinkx partners with LifeMinute.TV

blinkx, the advanced video search engine, has formed a partnership with LifeMinute.TV, a portal to free, broadcast-quality video and audio content. This partnership will give blinkx users access to a…

Motorola Mobility boosts content discovery with SetJam deal

In a move that recognises the growing importance of content discovery and navigation in the multiscreen entertainment age, Motorola Mobility has acquired  SetJam, a television and movie directory. “Motorola and…

Fearful Virgin over-protects modesty

This not a story about a nervous and excessively prudish maiden. It is about the mildly amusing consequences of trying to make your software just a little bit too clever…

YouTube reveals makeover

To complement its launch of TV channels YouTube, Google has launched a significant redesign of the video site for a more TV-like feel, with customisable channels. In October, Google announced…

Integrated hybrid IP solution from Rovi and Pace

Digital entertainment solutions provider Rovi and developer of products and services for broadband and broadcast operators Pace are combining respective strengths in applications and service platforms, and in hardware and…

Microsoft buys VideoSurf search

Microsoft buys VideoSurf search

Microsoft has paid $70 million to buy VideoSurf, the online video search technology company. Founded in 2006, VideoSurf offers a back-end computer vision technology that “sees” frames inside videos to…