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23% choose provider on content search experience

Viewers are spending too long on searching for good content, according to consumer research commissioned by Piksel, a specialist in building successful online video businesses. The study, conducted by Censuswide,…

TiVo: Voice search to go mainstream in 2017

TiVo: Voice search to go mainstream in 2017

Charles Dawes, Senior Director of International Marketing at TiVo, has outlined his industry predictions for 2017. Next year, TV consumption is expected to shift, while advancements in technologies will significantly…

JustWatch launches in Italy

Streaming search engine JustWatch has launched allowing users to search for movies and TV series that can be viewed, rented or purchased online in the country. The service has partnered…

Hulu adds profiles

US SVoD service Hulu has commenced rolling out profiles to its 12 million+ subscribers. Each account can add up to six specific profiles. When a viewer creates a profile, they…

Netflix video previews speed content selection

Netflix is launching a new television user interface that uses video more extensively to bring content alive in real time and helps members decide whether to click ‘Play’. In a…

Virgin Media launches V6 box and ‘TellyTablet’

Virgin Media launches V6 box and ‘TellyTablet’

Describing the unveiling of its Virgin TV V6 set-top box as the industry’s “worst-kept secret”, David Bouchier, Chief Digital Entertainment Officer at UK quad-play operator Virgin Media, also introduced a…

TiVo, Netflix sign product, IP agreements

TiVo, Netflix sign product, IP agreements

Entertainment technology and audience insights specialist TiVo and Netflix have signed licensing agreements they say allow both companies to deliver a better entertainment experience to consumers. A product agreement calls…

bitREC presents contextual video search

Content recommendation platform bitREC introduces contextual video search tool for VoD service operators. The solution enables search within video content, improves SEO for video websites and enriches contextual content meta-data.…

Hulu acquires The Video Genome Project technology

In a move that it says will dramatically enhance its content recommendations for linear and on-demand video viewing, premium entertainment streaming service Hulu has acquired The Video Genome Project’s contextual…

iOS Spotlight for Icflix

MENA streaming service Icflix has integrated Apple’s new iOS Spotlight technology. The Icflix application is now optimised for Spotlight, a universal search feature available across all iOS 9 and iOS…