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Sky backs Pluto.TV

Sky has invested $500,000 in LA-based online video aggregator Pluto.TV as part of its strategy to drive innovation by partnering with pioneering technology companies. Pluto.TV is an online television platform that aggregates video content from across the web and programmes it into themed TV channels. By using a combination of technology, data and a team of specialist editors, Pluto.TV offers […]

Netflix employs 300, spends $150m on recommendation

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Netflix is employing 300 people to maintain and improve its content recommendations, and spends $150 million according to the company’s Chief Product Officer Neil Hunt. He told an ACM conference that even improving recommendations a little bit could lead to dramatically increased revenue due to smaller churn. Hunt explained Netflix has a very limited window to convince a customer to […]

43% of Brits mostly watch time-shifted TV

Findings from UK quad-play operator Virgin Media have revealed technology is transforming the way the nation watches television. Data from over 2.3 million Virgin Media TiVo set-top boxes shows a fifth of all TV is now watched in a time-shifted format; either first recorded onto the hard drive of a set-top box or else watched on demand. This was not […]

Altech expands offering of Opera TV products

Altech Multimedia and Opera Software are extending their partnership to bring the Opera TV Store application platform on board selected Altech set-top boxes, kicking off in Australia before rolling out internationally. Altech has already been deploying the Opera Devices SDK (Software Development Kit) and the Opera hybrid TV option in Europe, and will now also expand that offering to Australia. […]

Freesat refreshes Showcase service

UK subscription-free TV service Freesat has unveiled the latest version of Showcase, its editorially-driven TV recommendations service on Freetime next-generation programme guide. Showcase is one of the key features of Freesat’s Freetime service. It offers recommendations of programmes to watch that are selected by Freesat’s dedicated in-house editorial team, and is available online, on the Freesat app, and via the […]

Rovi: 70% would extend pay-TV if better search capabilities

Rovi Corporation has published findings from a sponsored survey of pay-TV subscribers across the US, Germany, the UK and France. The purpose of the survey was to obtain insights into consumer attitudes and opinions regarding entertainment discovery and gain a better understanding of the importance of search and recommendations to TV viewing. The survey reveals

Freesat, SeaChange début Connected TV platform

UK subscription-free hybrid satellite TV service Freesat and multi-screen video services solutions specialist SeaChange International have partnered to put service providers on a fast track to introducing connected TV services. The pair are taking the opportunity to demonstrate a new platform that integrates Freesat’s next-generation Freetime electronic programme guide (EPG) with the SeaChange Adrenalin multi-screen television platform at IBC in […]

ActiveVideo joins RDK community

Cloud-based software platform ActiveVideo has joined the RDK (Reference Design Kit) community as a licensee and to provide a cloud-based browser for delivery of HTML5-based interactive TV UX, content and applications to RDK devices. The RDK is a pre-integrated software bundle that provides a common framework for powering customer-premises equipment (CPE) from TV service providers, including set-top boxes, gateways, and […]

Amino Nordija middleware integration

Amino, a specialist in IPTV, has announced that its new IPTV platform has been successfully integrated with the Nordija fokusOn, the only true widget-based IPTV and multiscreen middleware and service delivery platform. Recently launched in Europe – and already gaining market traction – Amino’s A150 set-top box offers a range of performance, content and user experience enhancements. Following extensive lab […]

Contentwise for maxdome

ContentWise, the personalisation, discovery and recommendations solution for digital TV content, has been selected by maxdome to power personalised recommendation and discovery for its online Video on Demand (VoD) service. The ContentWise solution enables maxdome to deliver more compelling TV experiences across devices, with personalised streams created to match viewer behavior, context and preferences. As Germany’s largest VOD service, and […]

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