Category archives for: Middleware

Amino Nordija middleware integration

Amino, a specialist in IPTV, has announced that its new IPTV platform has been successfully integrated with the Nordija fokusOn, the only true widget-based IPTV and multiscreen middleware and service delivery platform. Recently launched in Europe – and already gaining market traction – Amino’s A150 set-top box offers a range of performance, content and user experience enhancements. Following extensive lab […]

Contentwise for maxdome

ContentWise, the personalisation, discovery and recommendations solution for digital TV content, has been selected by maxdome to power personalised recommendation and discovery for its online Video on Demand (VoD) service. The ContentWise solution enables maxdome to deliver more compelling TV experiences across devices, with personalised streams created to match viewer behavior, context and preferences. As Germany’s largest VOD service, and […]

SeaChange for BBC Store

SeaChange International has announced that its SeaChange Cloud Adrenalin multi-screen television service has been selected by BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, to support the launch of BBC Store. The new service will launch to UK consumers in 2015 and will include programmes not currently available online, including content no longer available on BBC iPlayer. “We selected SeaChange […]

Gracenote acquires Baseline for $50m

In a move that broadens its existing video metadata and adds subscription-based entertainment services to its portfolio, music and video content and technology specialist Gracenote has acquired Baseline, a provider of film and television information and services in a $50 million deal. Baseline’s database deepens Gracenote’s existing portfolio by adding detailed, descriptive information about movies and TV productions to power […]

Netflix introduces recommendations feature

Netflix has launched a new social recommendation feature that allows its subscribers to recommend easily and privately, the shows they love to the people they care about. Writing in the Netflix blog, Cameron Johnson, director of product innovation at Netflix, says: “When you finish watching something you’ll be asked if you know anyone else who’d like that show, and prompted […]

MStar licenses CryptoFirewall

MStar Semiconductor, a semiconductor company for display and digital home solutions, has licensed the Cryptography Research CryptoFirewall security core for integration into its connected TV solution chips. The CryptoFirewall core will provide operators and OTT distributors utilising MStar-based connected TVs with strong hardware security to protect content and services against piracy. “Increasingly, consumers want the convenience of viewing all their […]

Smart card shipments to rise by 2.1bn units by 2019

Global unit shipments of smart cards are expected to rise by 2.1 billion from 2014 through 2019 – about equal to the combined populations of China, the US, Indonesia and Brazil, according to IHS Technology. Smart card shipments in 2019 will rise to 10.9 billion units, up from 8.8 billion in 2014. To put this in perspective, the number of […]

Update expands Freeview TV guide


Freeview, the UK FTA TV service, is expanding its on-screen programme guide to allow for even more great free entertainment. Children’s and News services will move to new numbers on September 3rd, increasing capacity for up to 99 general entertainment channels. Channels 70-76 in the Children’s genre will move to 120-126, and News channels 80-85 will move to 130-135 on […]

Sky enhances EPG

UK digital satellite platform Sky is updating its TV Guide with a new recommendations feature and launching a ‘Smart Series Link’. Sky customers will start to see a raft of new features from Sky+ which will be rolled out to its Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). With this latest update, Sky says it will be easier than ever for its customers […]

Emmys for TiVo

TiVo has announced that the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has awarded both TiVo and subsidiary Digitalsmiths an Emmy Award for their role in shaping the next generation of home entertainment. TiVo was recognised for Television Enhancement Devices and Digitalsmiths for Personalised Recommendation Engines for Video Discovery for Multichannel Video Programming Distributors (MVPDs). The 2014 honours mark […]

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