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TIM Brasil STB with ContentWise discovery

ContentWise, a provider of all-in-one digital content discovery and recommendations solutions, has revealed that TIM Brasil has selected its platform to power personalised recommendations and video search for “Live TIM Blue Box”, an entertainment centre that integrates Netflix and YouTube for free to air TV channels. TIM Brasil reaches approximately 93 per cent of Brazil’s urban population and recently introduced […]

Sharp expands Espial Smart TV deal

Espial, a specialist in on-demand TV software and solutions, has announced that Sharp has selected the Espial TV Browser for additional mid-range smart TV models in select geographies to offer rich Smart TV Apps and HTML5 user experiences. Espial software is currently already deployed in various Sharp AQUOS LED TV models in North America and other regions globally. “Smart TV […]

Android systems to prosper in OTT market


A review of the OTT TV and video market from Noa TV Technologies suggests that Android based system are likely to prosper in this fast moving sector and, in particular, the report highlights the advantages of the PeerTV system over the many other manufacturers vying for sales in the market. The OTT TV market is certainly booming – recent launches […]

BT TV updates UI

BT TV is giving its user interface a fresh new look that is says will make it easier and faster for viewers to find the programmes they want to watch. The update will enhance the BT TV Player on YouView and the user interface on the previous BT Vision service. BT TV has responded to customer feedback and research to […]

ThinkAnalytics for Swisscom

ThinkAnalytics, a developer of multiplatform TV search and recommendations engine, has been selected by Swisscom to power personalised recommendations and search on its new TV 2.0 Android IPTV set-top boxes and legacy set-top boxes. Swisscom TV 2.0 uses ThinkAnalytics’ personalised, multi-language recommendations and intelligent search system for live, linear TV, replay TV, as well as VOD. The Recommendations Engine is […]

Philips wins Nintendo Wii patent lawsuit


Philips has won a UK court ruling in a global battle over patents for recognising hand gestures and motion on Nintendo’s Wii gaming consoles. Judge Colin Birss said a Nintendo unit infringed two Philips patents in a ruling. Nintendo didn’t violate a third patent pertaining to modelling a body in a virtual environment, Birss said. “The common general knowledge did […]

Irdeto, Inview power CTH’s OTT and hybrid services

Thai service provider CTH Public Company Limited, media protection, multiscreen and revenue assurance solutions specialist Irdeto and digital TV software and service provider Inview have formed a partnership to develop an OTT and hybrid version of CTH’s cable service to provide its customers with services beyond its existing cable networks. CTH is a leading service provider that brings together cable […]

Screenz joins forces with Google

Screenz has announced their collaboration with Google to host the Screenz Real Time Platform, a global, live, interactive infrastructure for television shows enabling broadcasters and format owners to transform programmes into live events. The first show to use Screenz Real Time Platform is ‘Rising Star’– Keshet International’s hit TV show that first aired in Israel in September 2013, and will […]

Canis sells Sit-Up Sky EPG slots

Canis Media, the broadcast management company, has sold the Price Drop and Bid TV Sky EPG channels. The Sky EPG slots were sold after owners Sit-Up Limited went into administration. KPMG, appointed Canis Media to sell Bid (channel 645) and Price Drop (channel 654) which have been bought by The Genuine Gemstone Company (TGGC) and Turner Broadcasting Systems Europe respectively. […]

TMS integrates with Gracenote

TMS is integrating with Gracenote; Tribune has decided to merge the two brands under Gracenote with the single mission to serve as the global provider of entertainment data and technologies. The new Gracenote will focus on turning its trove of big music and video data into actionable insights that enable recognition, discovery and recommendation across all music and video platforms. […]

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