Category archives for: Middleware

New partner in the marketplace for Frog by Wyplay initiative

Wyplay, a creator of software solutions for pay-TV operators and Rovi Corporation, a global leader in entertainment discovery, are hosting a demonstration of a combined technology solution designed to enhance consumers’ entertainment experience. The combination of the Frog middleware platform and Rovi discovery services is designed to showcase a turn-key solution for pay-TV operators and Frog community members aimed at [...]

New look for Sky EPG

Sky customers will start to see a brand new Homepage on their Sky+HD boxes in what the satellite broadcaster describes as the most significant shake-up to its electronic programme guide (EPG) since its introduction at the launch of digital TV in 1998. For the first time ever, On Demand, including Catch Up TV and Sky Store and the Sky+ Planner [...]

HTTV, Tvinci joint solution for primary screen

Tvinci, the platform for personal and social OTT TV, and HTTV, the technology and solutions provider for Connected TV, have announced a partnership to bring a personal and social experience to the home. By using the Tvinci platform and HTTV TV Operating System, a joint solution will allow end users to take over the STB with their own profile using [...]

ZTE tops IPTV Global Market Leader Report

ZTE Corporation, a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices has been ranked number one globally in three major market segments: middleware, VoD and STBs by the IPTV Global Market Leader Report (year end 2013 edition) issued by Multimedia Research Group (MRG). ZTE reached the top

NetCracker supports ONO

NetCracker Technology has revealed that ONO, pay-TV, broadband, mobile, and fixed line voice provider in Spain, has signed an agreement with NetCracker to upgrade its rating and billing capabilities and to deliver its Active Mediation solution to support ONO’s rapidly growing mobile service offerings. ONO provides its quad-play services to 1.8 million consumer customers in Spain. It also offers among [...]

Recommendation engines in 75% of US pay-TV homes by 2018

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Consumer exposure to advanced recommendations engines will grow to reach 75 per cent of pay-TV households on multiscreen services and 55 per cent on set-top boxes within North America by 2018, up from 20 per cent and

Rovi acquires Veveo

Entertainment discovery specialist Rovi is to acquire Veveo, a provider of intuitive and personalised entertainment discovery solutions based in Andover, Massachusetts. Under the terms of the agreement, Rovi will pay approximately $62 million in net cash at the closing and up to $7 million in additional cash payments based on achievement of certain agreed-upon milestones. The transaction combines Veveo’s personalisation [...]

Russia: 90% of TV searches watched online

Yandex, a popular Russian Internet search engine, has offered an insight into users’ online search patterns, including illegal video piracy. Two-thirds of users seeking websites related to

Recommendation engine = 45% more views

Iris.TV, the video recommendation engine, has released results of an integration and case study conducted with OVguide aimed at increasing user views for short form video. OVGuide partnered with Iris.TV to create an engaging TV-style stream of their short-form content to increase overall video views and ad impressions. Iris.TV created a custom set of recommendations for OVGuide that created a

Nokia, HTC technology collaboration

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Nokia and HTC have settled all pending patent litigation between them, and entered into a patent and technology collaboration agreement. HTC will make payments to Nokia and the collaboration will involve HTC’s LTE patent portfolio, further strengthening Nokia’s licensing offering. The companies will also explore future technology collaboration opportunities. The full terms of the agreement are confidential. “We are very [...]

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