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Freesat Showcase to ease Xmas viewing planning

UK subscription-free satellite TV service Freesat has expanded its editorial offering to support the busy Christmas TV schedule with the launch of two new Christmas genres in its Showcase service. Showcase takes a human-touch approach to curate a selection of shows hand-picked by Freesat’s in-house editorial team. TV viewers can get recommendations for what to watch for the week ahead […]

ContentWise sales up 400% in 2014

ContentWise, the personalisation, discovery and recommendations software for digital TV content, has had a breakthrough 2014, with a dramatic increase in new customer deployments leading to a 400 per cent surge in sales. More than 20 deployments of ContentWise were made in 2014 with some of the world’s leading operators, including maxdome, TIM Brasil and Sky Italia. ContentWise’s partnerships played […]

Report: PSB licence gives ITV ‘significant’ net benefit

The commercial benefits of ITV’s Public Service Broadcasting (PSB) licence significantly outweigh the costs, providing ITV with a net benefit of between £87 million (€110m) and £221 million per year, according to an independent report commissioned by the Commercial Broadcasters Association (COBA) – the trade body for digital, cable and satellite services in the UK’s commercial television and on-demand sector […]

Online TV creates content discovery challenges

Findings from Hub Entertainment Research have uncovered two side effects of the exponential growth of online TV content: consumers who are both more choosy and more in need of guidance. The firm’s research shows that while TV consumers appreciate the greater content choice offered by online viewing options, they also have a strong need for tools to make all of […]

EBS enables EPG data for DVBLogic

EBS, the full-service provider of EPG data for platforms and channels worldwide, has expanded its relationship with DVBLogic, a provider of live and recorded TV solutions for Windows, desktop Linux, Raspberry Pi and NAS (network attached storage) platforms. DVBLogic is including EBS’ Pawa listings data as part of its new DVBLink software release, which includes TV Adviser, a sophisticated recommendation […]

primacom selects Conax security

Conax, part of the Kudelski Group and a specilaisrt in total service protection for pay-for-media, content owners and entertainment services, has announced it is providing primacom, one of Germany’s largest cable TV providers, with content revenue protection for its growing DVB cable and pay-TV network. Based in Leipzig, primacom has deployed the flexible Conax Contego unified security back-end to deliver […]

Wirecard, Sky Deutschland expand collaboration

Sky Deutschland is placing its trust in the end-to-end solutions and consultancy expertise of the payment provider Wirecard for its newest Sky Online service. For the first time, this standalone online TV package means that even those without standard Sky subscriptions can now access a selection of TV series, films and live sport online, via iPad or iPhone. Wirecard facilitates […]

Digitalsmiths launches Seamless Insight

Digitalsmiths, a TiVo company, and specialist in personalised content search and recommendations, has launched Seamless Insight, a reporting and analytics platform. Seamless Insight provides video service providers actionable visibility to optimise targeted content promotions that increase average revenue per user (ARPU) and improve viewer engagement. As personalised content discovery features expand, video service providers face massive increases in the volume […]

Zenterio integrates Microsoft’s PlayReady

Zenterio, which develops an independent software platform for interactive TV, has announced that its software platform Zenterio OS will support the latest release of Microsoft PlayReady. Zenterio is an independent software supplier within the interactive TV services sector. PlayReady is a leading industry standard for protecting streaming of subscription-based content that’s used by leading IPTV providers such as Netflix, Viaplay, […]

XroadMedia to power DVBLogic’s personal TV solution

XroadMedia, specialists in building content discovery and recommendation solutions, has announced a partnership with DVBLogic, a provider of innovative TV services for NAS and Windows personal computers, to enable personal content discovery and recommendations in the DVBLink product suite. DVBLink transforms NAS and Windows systems into an advanced TV solution and Personal Video Recorder (PVR). DVBLink offers everything a viewer […]

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