Category archives for: Middleware

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


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


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 [...]

Viggle acquires Dijit

Viggle, the mobile entertainment marketing and rewards platform that includes the Viggle and Wetpaint brands, has acquired Dijit Media, maker of award-winning technology that helps consumers search for, find, and set reminders for TV shows and movies wherever they are offered. Dijit builds and distributes the NextGuide discovery service, a hyper-personalised programming guide for iOS and on the Web that [...]

TiVo acquires Digitalsmiths


In a move that is says will accelerate its evolution to a device and UI independent cloud-based Software-as-a-Service operation, yielding a significant expansion in market opportunity, advanced television technology specialist TiVo is to acquire cloud-based content discovery and recommendation service Digitalsmiths for $135 million. Digitalsmiths offers personalised video search, recommendations and browsing, social trending, and mood-based discovery which can be [...]

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