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Rovi to acquire TiVo in $1.1bn deal

Rovi to acquire TiVo in $1.1bn deal

Some five weeks after reports first emerged that entertainment discovery specialist Rovi was planning to acquire advanced television technology specialist TiVo the pair have confirmed a cash and stock deal…

Eutelsat, Wiztivi launch Sat.tv app

Satellite operator Eutelsat and Wiztivi, a specialist in multiscreen TV solutions, have unveiled Sat.tv, a smart Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) for tablets and smartphones. The application addresses the 66 million…

TCL announces 4K Roku TV availability

Suggesting that “the time is right”, TCL, the world’s third largest television manufacturer, has announced pricing and availability of its 4K Ultra HD TCL Roku TV models for the US,…

Rovi buying TiVo?

Rovi buying TiVo?

Two major players in digital media could be combining, according to a report in the NYT. Rovi is, apparently, bidding for TiVo with a mix of cash and stock that…

AfricaXP selects Babeleye

Babeleye, the multilingual video content metadata platform, has been selected by AfricaXP to manage rich EPG metadata of its linear channels distributed to two of AfricaXP’s customers. Babeleye will provide…

56% of pay-TV viewers want carousel UI

56% of pay-TV viewers want carousel UI

When too many channels are combined with the inability to find something to watch, a better experience is needed. A white paper released by Digitalsmiths, entitled The War Between OTT…

EBS enables red button recordings on BT Sport

EBS enables red button recordings on BT Sport

EBS, the full-service provider of EPG data for platforms and channels, is now providing BT Sport with data that enables the functionality to record events directly from its red button…

Channel boost for local TV across UK

Local TV channels across the UK are set for a boost with the offer of a more prominent position in the Freeview TV guide, Digital UK has announced. Currently listed…

Freeview Play specs available for all

Freeview Play specs available for all

Digital UK has published the technical specification for Freeview Play, opening the connected TV service to broadcasters, platforms and equipment manufacturers worldwide. Previously available only via formal registration, the document…

Analyst: Recommendation to drive 75% of TV viewing

According to consultancy service The Diffusion Group, US multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) will rapidly move to make recommendation-based programme guides the centrepiece of their updated TV interfaces. Within the…

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