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Digital TV innovators rewarded

Four digital TV innovations are set to be showcased at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam following their success in a Dragon’s Den-style event hosted by the Digital TV Group – the members’ association for digital television in the UK. The second annual DTG Television Innovation Awards, in partnership with UK Trade & Investment, saw a shortlist of eight […]

Sky Sports News HQ launching on Sky channel 401

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Sky Sports News will relaunch on Sky channel 401 as Sky Sports News HQ from August 12th. Other Sky Sports channels will move one number up the Sky digital EPG. Launched for the new football season, Sky Sports News HQ will boast a new schedule, upgraded studio and improved digital services including redesigned apps and integrated social media coverage. Sports […]

Beamly to support Android TV

Social TV platform Beamly is bringing its personalised TV guide, content discovery, content recommendation, remote control, personalised news feeds, community and show engagement platform to the first screen. “We’ve always seen the future as being not about the first screen or the second screen, but a two-way connection between the device in your hand where you browse and interact with […]

Irdeto, Inview power CTH’s OTT and hybrid services

Thai service provider CTH Public Company Limited, media protection, multiscreen and revenue assurance solutions specialist Irdeto and digital TV software and service provider Inview have formed a partnership to develop an OTT and hybrid version of CTH’s cable service to provide its customers with services beyond its existing cable networks. CTH is a leading service provider that brings together cable […]

Canis sells Sit-Up Sky EPG slots

Canis Media, the broadcast management company, has sold the Price Drop and Bid TV Sky EPG channels. The Sky EPG slots were sold after owners Sit-Up Limited went into administration. KPMG, appointed Canis Media to sell Bid (channel 645) and Price Drop (channel 654) which have been bought by The Genuine Gemstone Company (TGGC) and Turner Broadcasting Systems Europe respectively. […]

OpenTV, Nagravision hit Apple with further patent suits

The Kudelski Group has announced that its OpenTV and Nagravision subsidiaries have filed three patent infringement suits against Apple in Düsseldorf District Court. The suits allege that Apple infringes three patents owned by OpenTV and Nagravision and seek, among other relief, to enjoin Apple from further infringement. The suits identify Apple’s infringing products and services as including iOS mobile devices […]

EBS expands Chello Zone EPG data services

EBS, the full-service provider of EPG data for platforms and channels worldwide, has further expanded its array of EPG data services for Chello Zone, a leading international broadcaster and creator of television channels across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. EBS now provides EPG data services for CBS Action and CBS Drama in South Africa and MGM across EMEA […]

Freeview TV guide updating in September

The Freeview TV guide is being updated on September 3rd to create extra capacity for new services. As a result, Children’s and News channels will move to new channel numbers. To update their guide viewers simply need to retune their Freeview TVs and digital boxes where equipment does not pick up the changes automatically. On-screen messages will prompt viewers to […]

OpenTV, Nagravision sue Apple for patent infringement

OpenTV, and Nagravision, both subsidiaries of the Kudelski Group, have filed a patent infringement suit against Apple in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. The lawsuit alleges that Apple infringes five US patents owned by OpenTV and Nagravision, and identifies Apple’s infringing products and services as including iOS mobile devices (iPhone, iPad, and iPod), Apple […]

Virgin win patent round against Rovi

Virgin Media has prevailed in its latest High Court battle with Rovi Corporation over patents related to EPG and links to content. Rovi had claimed infringement of two patents relating to the ability to conceal chosen channels on the EPG and the “backwards EPG” linking to content. The Court found both patents invalid and that the Virgin Media TiVo box […]

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