Category archives for: Middleware

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


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 […]

mirada launches Iris solution in Mexico


mirada, the audiovisual interaction specialist, has confirmed the commercial launch of the company’s multiscreen product Iris for Cablevisión in Mexico. This is the first of the cable network deployments agreed as part of the announcement dated May 19th 2014, which enables Cablevisión to launch its renewed pay-TV service based on mirada’s Iris end-to-end solution. The solution encompasses Inspire state-of-the-art User […]

EBS EPG data for Racing TV


EBS, the full-service provider of EPG data for platforms and channels worldwide, has been chosen by Racing UK to supply EPG data listings to the Sky platform. EBS already provides EPG data listings to Freeview on behalf of Racing UK and this further contract expansion enables the broadcaster to send all of its EPG data to Freeview and Sky, as […]

ThinkAnalytics profits up 200%

ThinkAnalytics, developer of a multiplatform TV search and recommendations engine, has announced year-on-year revenue growth of 50 per cent for the year ending December 31st 2014; profits were up by 200 per cent over the same period. New customers that signed in 2014 include Fox, Sony, Sunrise, Get and Viaplay.  The company also won several major new OTT contracts in […]

Live TV recommendations from Tank Top TV

Tank Top TV has announced the release of cloud-based API services enabling TV operators to provide their viewers with personalised recommendations for what to watch on live TV. The new live TV recommendation solution complements the existing personalisation offerings from the company, and was developed in response to customer and market needs. “Recommendations and personalised offerings for real-time programming is […]

EBS EPG data for Motors TV


EBS, the full-service provider of EPG data for platforms and channels worldwide, has further expanded its contract with dedicated motorsport channel Motors TV. EBS has worked with Motors TV for a number of years, supplying EPG data via its Pawa software solution and portfolio of EPG data services to the Sky and Virgin platforms. This latest expansion sees EBS further […]

Snapchat introduces discovery function


Messaging app Snapchat has introduced Discover, which it describes as a new way to explore stories from different editorial teams. In a Blog Post, the Snapchat Team describes the initiative as the result of collaboration with world-class leaders in media to build a storytelling format that puts the narrative first. “This is not social media,” they assert. According to Snapchat, […]

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