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ContentWise boosts Sky Italia personalised discovery

Content personalisation, discovery and recommendations specialist ContentWise has confirmed that Italian pay-TV platform Sky Italia has selected its discovery solution to power personalised recommendations for Sky Online, Sky Italia’s recently-launched online video service. The ContentWise solution enables Sky Italia to offer subscribers of its Sky Online service an intuitive, personalised experience that combines discovery, content recommendations and viewing. It will […]

Oregan joins RDK community

Oregan Networks, a specialist in pay-TV systems, has become a member of the RDK (Reference Design Kit), a pre-integrated software bundle that provides a common framework for powering customer-premises equipment from TV service providers, and announced a strategic intent to align its engineering expertise and services with RDK’s initiatives. The RDK is supported by more than 180 licensees including CE […]

Comcast launches voice-guided TV interface

Comcast has unveiled voice-enabled television user interface, a solution that it sys will revolutionise the way its Xfinity TV customers, especially those who are blind or visually impaired, navigate the X1 platform. The “talking guide” features a female voice that reads aloud selections like programme titles, network names and time slots as well as DVR and On Demand settings.  The […]

MPAA launches


In its efforts to combat online piracy and to raise awareness of the availability of legitimate content outlets, US movie industry body the MPAA is launching a new search site – – to make it easy for consumers to find the shows and movies they love online, in movie theatres, on television and in stores. MPAA Chairman and CEO […]

Bleak outlook for blinkx

blinkx, the the London AIM-listed online video advertising company, has reported falling revenues and fell into a loss in the six months to the end of September. Shares were down 3 per cent in early trading. blinkx’s revenues declined by 5 per cent to $106 million. The company also reported a loss before tax of $9.8 million compared with a […]

Rovi buys Fanhattan

Rovi has acquired Fanhattan, a venture-backed startup, in an all-cash transaction.  Fanhattan pioneers innovative ways to discover media and entertainment on any screen, from any source, through its cloud-based Fan TV branded products. This acquisition accelerates Rovi’s vision to deliver next-generation guidance and discovery using advanced cloud, user interface and hardware technologies. Fan TV seamlessly integrates different sources of programming, […]

TiVo now on Cogeco Cable

Advanced television service TiVo has added to its roster of broadband cable operator clients, with the experience now available in Canada from Cogeco Cable. In Ontario markets where it operates, Cogeco Cable Canada will now offer Cogeco TiVo Service, the ultimate personalised home entertainment experience. “Cogeco TiVo Service will be a game-changer in the cable market in Canada” commented Louise […]

Pace receives Minerva certification

Pace has announced that its IPTV STBs including its Whole Home DVR system, have been certified by Minerva to meet the stringent requirements of their Minerva IPTV middleware platform. Minerva’s platform is one of the most widely deployed IPTV service management solutions in the industry. The open nature of the platform enables operators to choose from a broad selection of […]

HUAWEI licenses Frog by Wyplay

Huawei is licensing the Frog by Wyplay open source middleware and intends to collaborate with its ecosystem to create next generation STB software solutions. Frog by Wyplay is the first independent open source software solution for pay-TV operators. This comprehensive offering provides access to the complete source code of Wyplay’s technology, and includes all of the components required to build […]

Sky backs Pluto.TV

Sky has invested $500,000 in LA-based online video aggregator Pluto.TV as part of its strategy to drive innovation by partnering with pioneering technology companies. Pluto.TV is an online television platform that aggregates video content from across the web and programmes it into themed TV channels. By using a combination of technology, data and a team of specialist editors, Pluto.TV offers […]

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