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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 […]

Freesat Showcase to ease Xmas viewing planning

UK subscription-free satellite TV service Freesat has expanded its editorial offering to support the busy Christmas TV schedule with the launch of two new Christmas genres in its Showcase service. Showcase takes a human-touch approach to curate a selection of shows hand-picked by Freesat’s in-house editorial team. TV viewers can get recommendations for what to watch for the week ahead […]

Report: PSB licence gives ITV ‘significant’ net benefit

The commercial benefits of ITV’s Public Service Broadcasting (PSB) licence significantly outweigh the costs, providing ITV with a net benefit of between £87 million (€110m) and £221 million per year, according to an independent report commissioned by the Commercial Broadcasters Association (COBA) – the trade body for digital, cable and satellite services in the UK’s commercial television and on-demand sector […]

Online TV creates content discovery challenges

Findings from Hub Entertainment Research have uncovered two side effects of the exponential growth of online TV content: consumers who are both more choosy and more in need of guidance. The firm’s research shows that while TV consumers appreciate the greater content choice offered by online viewing options, they also have a strong need for tools to make all of […]

EBS enables EPG data for DVBLogic

EBS, the full-service provider of EPG data for platforms and channels worldwide, has expanded its relationship with DVBLogic, a provider of live and recorded TV solutions for Windows, desktop Linux, Raspberry Pi and NAS (network attached storage) platforms. DVBLogic is including EBS’ Pawa listings data as part of its new DVBLink software release, which includes TV Adviser, a sophisticated recommendation […]

Comcast launches voice-guided TV interface

Comcast has unveiled voice-enabled television user interface, a solution that it sys will revolutionise the way its Xfinity TV customers, especially those who are blind or visually impaired, navigate the X1 platform. The “talking guide” features a female voice that reads aloud selections like programme titles, network names and time slots as well as DVR and On Demand settings.  The […]

Rovi buys Fanhattan

Rovi has acquired Fanhattan, a venture-backed startup, in an all-cash transaction.  Fanhattan pioneers innovative ways to discover media and entertainment on any screen, from any source, through its cloud-based Fan TV branded products. This acquisition accelerates Rovi’s vision to deliver next-generation guidance and discovery using advanced cloud, user interface and hardware technologies. Fan TV seamlessly integrates different sources of programming, […]

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