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@ CES DISH compatibility with Amazon Alexa

DISH customers can soon watch hands-free, voice-controlled TV by pairing a Hopper DVR with the Amazon Echo or Echo Dot, both Alexa devices. DISH is the first TV provider to…

Irdeto joins Frog by Wyplay community

Irdeto, the digital platform security specialist, has announced a new licensing agreement with Wyplay to join more than 140 companies in the Frog by Wyplay community, which offers software to…

Nielsen acquires Gracenote

Nielsen acquires Gracenote

Audience measurement specialist Nielsen is buying media and entertainment metadata provider Gracenote from the Tribune Media Company for around $560 million (€539.5m). Nielsen says the deal means it acquires the…

Opera sells majority stake in Opera TV

Opera Software ASA has sold a controlling stake in Opera TV for to Moore Frères & Company, an investment run by former Viacom execs and  focused exclusively on the tech, media, and telecom…

Amazon Fire redesigned with 4K interface

Amazon Fire TV user-interface has been completely redesigned to make finding what to watch next fast, easy and enjoyable. The new UI offers video trailers and content screenshots right on…

23% choose provider on content search experience

Viewers are spending too long on searching for good content, according to consumer research commissioned by Piksel, a specialist in building successful online video businesses. The study, conducted by Censuswide,…

TiVo: Voice search to go mainstream in 2017

TiVo: Voice search to go mainstream in 2017

Charles Dawes, Senior Director of International Marketing at TiVo, has outlined his industry predictions for 2017. Next year, TV consumption is expected to shift, while advancements in technologies will significantly…

Telefónica selects Wyply’s Frog Source

Telefónica, a provider of communications services and solutions, has started a project to create an Open Middleware solution to integrate in some set-top boxes, based on the Frog Source solution…

JustWatch launches in Italy

Streaming search engine JustWatch has launched allowing users to search for movies and TV series that can be viewed, rented or purchased online in the country. The service has partnered…

Hulu adds profiles

US SVoD service Hulu has commenced rolling out profiles to its 12 million+ subscribers. Each account can add up to six specific profiles. When a viewer creates a profile, they…