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Sky Q unveils voice search

Sky Q unveils voice search

UK pay-TV service Sky is adding voice search and new personalisation features to its Sky Q platform, which it says will make it quicker and easier for people to access…

SES claims global audience of 1bn

SES claims global audience of 1bn

Satellite operator SES says its spacecraft are now delivering TV entertainment and news programming to more than 1 billion people and 325 million homes. SES says that this is an…

Neil: “We’re in a content arms race”

Media commentator Andrew Neil has suggested that SVoD services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime are now better placed to be major disruptors in the broadcasting industry, a scenario he…

Google to overhaul ad policies

Google has has vowed to overhaul its advertising policies in response to a growing boycott of the company’s platforms – most noticably YouTube – from various brands and advertisers. Last…

SES: “The Supertanker is turning”

There’s been a fair amount of negative comment these past months about satellite’s future role and prospects for investors. In particular, the threat from broadcasters transferring their loyalties from DTH…

STV Player on Roku

STV Player on Roku

STV Player is now available for consumers on Roku streaming players in the UK. Consumers using a Roku streaming player within STV’s licence area in Scotland will be able to…

Akamai Media Acceleration boost for OTT

Content delivery network (CDN) specialist Akamai Technologies has unveiled Akamai Media Acceleration, designed to improve viewing experiences for OTT video consumers and accelerate video game and other software downloads. According…

Comcast, Qvest join forces

Comcast Technology Solutions and Qvest Media, a systems architect in the fields of broadcasting and media technology, have entered into an international channel deal. With an initial focus on the…

Original content pays off for Netflix/Amazon

Original content pays off for Netflix/Amazon

The increasing popularity of original content and a growing trend of paying for multiple video services are among the key findings in the quarterly Voice of the Connected User Landscape…

Netflix reveals 2017’s ‘Recommended TVs’

Netflix has revealed details of the TV sets selected under its Netflix Recommended TV programme for 2017. Writing in the company blog, Brady Gunderson, Director of Product Management and David…