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TiVo now on Cogeco Cable

Advanced television service TiVo has added to its roster of broadband cable operator clients, with the experience now available in Canada from Cogeco Cable. In Ontario markets where it operates, Cogeco Cable Canada will now offer Cogeco TiVo Service, the ultimate personalised home entertainment experience. “Cogeco TiVo Service will be a game-changer in the cable market in Canada” commented Louise […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Gracenote acquires Baseline for $50m

In a move that broadens its existing video metadata and adds subscription-based entertainment services to its portfolio, music and video content and technology specialist Gracenote has acquired Baseline, a provider of film and television information and services in a $50 million deal. Baseline’s database deepens Gracenote’s existing portfolio by adding detailed, descriptive information about movies and TV productions to power […]

Update expands Freeview TV guide

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Freeview, the UK FTA TV service, is expanding its on-screen programme guide to allow for even more great free entertainment. Children’s and News services will move to new numbers on September 3rd, increasing capacity for up to 99 general entertainment channels. Channels 70-76 in the Children’s genre will move to 120-126, and News channels 80-85 will move to 130-135 on […]

Sky enhances EPG

UK digital satellite platform Sky is updating its TV Guide with a new recommendations feature and launching a ‘Smart Series Link’. Sky customers will start to see a raft of new features from Sky+ which will be rolled out to its Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). With this latest update, Sky says it will be easier than ever for its customers […]

Update expands Freeview TV guide

Freeview UK is expanding its on-screen programme guide to allow for even more free entertainment. Children’s and News services will move to new numbers on September 3rd, increasing capacity for up to 99 general entertainment channels. Channels 70-76 in the Children’s genre will move to 120-126, and News channels 80-85 will move to 130-135 on the Freeview TV guide. Changes […]

EBS Pawa EPG solution

EBS, the full-service provider of EPG data for platforms and channels, has launched its Pawa software solution and portfolio of Pawa EPG data services. Developed by EBS, Pawa provides a multi-platform, multi-territory, scalable solution that enables EPG data to be aggregated, restructured and delivered to any platform. For channels and platforms to maximise EPG data for additional services like VoD […]

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