Category archives for: Middleware

Paywizard expands with APAC launch

Paywizard, the specialist in subscriber management for pay-TV, is expanding its global footprint by launching into the Asia Pacific market. As the pay-TV industry across the region continues to thrive, Paywizard has identified Asia Pacific as a key market for its international growth. To support local operators and drive regional growth, Paywizard has opened a headquarters in Singapore and an […]

EBS joins EIDR

EBS, a full-service provider of EPG data for platforms and channels worldwide, is now a member of the Entertainment Identifier Registry Association (EIDR).  Founded by Movielabs, Cablelabs, Comcast and Rovi, EIDR is a not-for-profit industry association that meets a crucial need across the entertainment supply chain, providing universal identifiers for a broad array of audio visual objects. Don Dulchinos, Executive […]

YouTube adds 4K search

An update to Google’s video service YouTube has added the option to search for 4K resolution videos on both the online site and Android app. YouTube has supported 4K videos for some time, but this is the first time that users have been given the option to set search filters to include 4K videos – thus making finding ultra-HD content […]

Sky launching Restart in UK

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Sky has confirmed that its Restart feature will roll out in the UK later this year. The service, which allows viewers to jump back to the start of a movie broadcast that has already begun, has been available in Italy for some time. “One of the most popular features among our Italian customers is called ‘Restart’. It’s a simple but […]

GVIDI, the new and complete metadata service

With a undisclosed investment from Merapar and ITNM, a new player has entered the scene of TV metadata. GVIDI, the smart aggregator “Stunned by the fact that most EPG providers do not enrich their data with omnipresent information, it has become our ambition to offer Europe’s most advanced platform of TV metadata”, says Tijn Smithuis, Managing Director of GVIDI. By […]

Universal Electronics for XFINITY Voice Remote

Universal Electronics (UEI) has announced that US comms giant Comcast has chosen UEI as the key supplier of its latest voice remote from XFINITY, an advanced voice remote platform for XFINITY services in the US. A recent agreement extends and expands the supply of remote controls, remote control technology, and associated products and services to Comcast over the term of […]

Smooth search leads to uptick in VoD revenue

Kannuu, a provider of search, discovery and recommendation solutions for the connected television and media industry, has released usage data from a major telecommunications and media content provider that shows the impact an enhanced discovery experience can have on increasing revenues. Today, VoD and paid content purchases account for a significant share of profit for video and cable providers globally. […]

Pay-TV middleware market worth $2bn by 2020

The surge in IP-enabled video consumption devices such as smart TVs, smartphones and tablets is compelling pay TV middleware solution providers to deliver a unified multiscreen experience to viewers. However, delivering on-demand video services on any screen anywhere presents its own set of challenges and technical impediments. Service providers are being forced to reinvent themselves to offer highly personalised content […]

Hulu introduces Watchlist

US online entertainment streaming service Hulu has unveiled Watchlist, which it describes as a new, easier way to keep track of favourite content on the platform. Writing in the Hulu Blog, Devin Elston Product Manager, says that whether you’re watching great daily shows such as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, a guilty pleasure such as Jane the Virgin, re-watching […]

ZOO Digital subtitling for BBC Worldwide

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BBC Worldwide, the wholly owned commercial subsidiary of the BBC, has selected ZOO Digital to provide a new subtitling and captioning solution for its global operations. The technology-powered service provider will deliver a cloud-based media workflow management system and associated subtitle and caption production services to BBC Worldwide in a deal beginning this month. Utilising its next generation ZOOsubs and […]

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