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Update for Google TV

Update for Google TV

Admitting that the initial version of Google TV “wasn’t perfect”, Google has announced a software update aimed at providing a better user experience. Writing in the Google TV blog, Mario…

Zeebox live on iPad

Zeebox live on iPad

Social TV service Zeebox, developed by former BBC iPlayer developer Anthony Rose, is now live on iPad where it is the “App Of The Week.” Zeebox shows users information, apps…

Virgin Media: ‘TiVo will beat Sky+’

Virgin Media: ‘TiVo will beat Sky+’

A new report on UK cable operator Virgin Media’s prospects (from investment bankers Morgan Stanley) says that TiVo’s functionality will make life very hard for YouView or BSkyB. Virgin’s senior…

ruwido’s Good Companions

Home input device and interaction mechanism specialist ruwido has launched its ‘companion box’, a solution that connects smartphones to the television in the living room to individualise content offerings and…

TV Genius ‘relevance’ with GfK audience research

TV Genius, part of Red Bee Media, has formed a partnership with GfK Media, a market research agency, to further enhance the relevance of its  Content Discovery Platform. The partnership…

Red Bee boosts content discovery with TV Genius buy

Multi-platform media management technology and creative solutions specialist Red Bee Media is to acquire TV Genius, a software company that specialises in cloud-based content discovery across the Internet, TV and…

blinkx partners with NewsLook

blinkx, the world’s largest video search engine, has formed a partnership with NewsLook, the video news service that curates and contextualises news from global partners. . Viewers can now watch…

Baidu links to TV screens

China’s top search engine Baidu has reached an agreement with a Chinese television company to bring its search box to millions of television screens. Baidu said it reached an agreement…

SFR embeds Google for VoD search

SFR, the French telco and pay-TV provider, is using Google for a new search engine for linear and on-demand content. It has also announced plans to add a new catch-up…

Comcast “we’re more than stodgy set tops”

Comcast “we’re more than stodgy set tops”

Comcast CEO Brian Roberts has told Fortune magazine wants to shift the perception of the cable company and being a stodgy provider of bulky cable set top boxes is a…