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Virgin extends TiVo partnership

UK cable MSO Virgin Media has extended its existing five-year partnership with next generation television specialist TiVo for a further three years. As part of the new agreement, Virgin Media has committed to the development of next-generation solutions from TiVo. Virgin Media launched the first set-top box incorporating TiVo software in 2010. Since launch, Virgin Media has installed TiVo enabled […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

EBS EPG data for Racing TV

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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 […]

EBS EPG data for Motors TV

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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 […]

Cisco Videoscape for beIN

Global sports pay-TV provider beIN SPORTS has selected the Cisco Videoscape TV services delivery platform to deliver advanced sports video experiences across more than 20 countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Cisco provides software and hardware solutions, along with prime system integration services to beIN SPORTS to help support millions of new subscriptions across MENA. beIN […]

ActiveVideo transforms Charter STBs

Tom Rutledge, President and CEO of Charter Communications, has confirmed that cloud TV specialist ActiveVideo is supporting the operator’s network and device upgrades. Speaking at an International CES briefing announcing a technology partnership with Cisco, Rutledge said that Charter expected to launch its new fully-featured cloud based user interface, Spectrum Guide on its new Worldboxes, as well as on legacy […]

Kabel Deutschland converges broadcast, IP and OTT

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Kabel Deutschland (KD), Germany’s largest cable operator, is partnering with Cisco to create a next generation video service that converges search, recommendation and viewing in a personalised, multi-screen, cloud-powered platform, which it claims is the industry’s first comprehensive video-hub for the home. Subscribers can access all the video they consume through a single immersive user interface which works across all […]

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