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Ninth Rovi patent claim defeated by Virgin Media


Virgin Media has successfully overcome the latest in a series of unsuccessful patent infringement claims by Rovi Corporation against the company. Rovi has agreed to the revocation of a patent centred on a system for recommending television content to viewers based on their past interactions with the TV programme guide. This is the ninth successful defence by Virgin Media. Every […]

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 […]

Embracing the cloud

Advanced Television talks to Yvette Kanouff, SVP Cisco Service Provider Video Software and Solutions, about Cisco’s increasing commitment to the cloud, V2P and the benefit of comprehensive virtualization, RDK and bringing Internet speed innovation to cable, data security in the age of the IoE and encouraging more women into technology careers.  

Kudelski, Netflix resolve patent litigation


Online entertainment streaming service Netflix and digital security specialist the Kudelski Group have entered into a comprehensive product relationship enabling the Kudelski Group to pre-integrate its NAGRA anyCAST content protection and OpenTV connectware products with the Netflix service for the benefit of Kudelski’s customers and prospects. Under the agreement, the parties will dismiss all pending patent litigation in the United […]

PeerTV to add speech recognition technology

PeerTV, an OTT technology solutions provider, has signed an agreement with Speech Modules (SML) to develop and market advanced remote control units using automatic speech recognition in home entertainment systems, including TV, audio and gaming units. SML was established in 2007 to develop a real-time, independent ‘automatic speech recognition’ engine for spontaneous conversation using broad based vocabularies, multi lingual platforms […]

Suddenlink sign Rovi DTA Guides


Rovi has confirmed a deal with Suddenlink, the seventh largest US cable broadband company, to deploy Rovi DTA Guides to customers with HD digital terminal adapters (DTAs). “Rovi’s agreement with Suddenlink is testament to the company’s continued leadership and dedication in bringing innovative discovery solutions to pay-TV homes,” said Bob Shallow, senior vice president of sales at Rovi. “Service providers […]

Quickplay and Comigo partner

Quickplay, the global expert in powering premium video to any device, and Comigo, a provider of a TV platform that enables TV viewing experiences on any device, have announced an integrated solution that allows pay-TV operators to deliver personalised viewing with advanced social capabilities and interactive apps for live and VoD services. Using the new solution, operators can provide an […]

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 […]

Rovi Video reaches 70 countries

Rovi has announced at CES that Rovi Video is now available in more countries than any other major provider. Recently reaching a milestone of covering 70 countries, Rovi Video is a resource for international metadata on TV programmes, movies, celebrities and sporting events. Powering applications and devices for discovery of media and entertainment content, Rovi offers rich, editorial metadata created […]

Kabel Deutschland converges broadcast, IP and OTT


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 […]

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