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FOXXUM integrates XroadMedia’s Content Discovery and Recommendation technology

FOXXUM, a global player in delivering Smart TV solutions, and XroadMedia, a provider of content discovery and recommendation services, have joined forces to offer a complete and fully featured turnkey solution to device manufacturers and service providers for their Smart TV products. This new partnership will see Ncanto, XroadMedia’s cloud-based content discovery and recommendation solution, integrated into FOXXUM’s advanced Smart […]

Rovi powers DISH’s voice-based TV interface

Rovi Corporation has revealed that DISH plans to add Rovi Conversation Services’ natural-language spoken-voice interface to a portfolio of products. Throughout 2015, DISH plans to integrate Rovi’s voice technology into its DISH Explorer second-screen app for iPad, Hopper Voice remote, and DISH Anywhere app for on-the-go viewing from mobile devices. This will enable DISH customers to use everyday spoken language […]

Beamly exceeds 10m users in 12 months


Beamly, the social discovery platform for TV, has unveiled new features that further meet the Millennial need to engage with their favourite TV programmes. The release of these new features comes on the heels of record growth for Beamly that has enjoyed an 11x lift in growth to 10.4 million unique users since its relaunch in April 2014. A major […]

ContentWise brings contextual personalisation to broadcasters at NAB 2015

ContentWise, the personalisation, discovery and recommendations solution for digital TV content, will be bringing the next-generation of its solution to this year’s National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show. ContentWise 5.2 has been developed to deliver context-based predictions for on-demand content and also features real-time content activation, recommending viewers’ favorite content just minutes after linear broadcast. The new updates ensure ContentWise […]

Roku enhances search options

Entertainment streaming platform Roku has unveiled two new ways for consumers in the UK and the Republic of Ireland to find and discover streaming entertainment on their Roku players. The first feature, ‘Roku Search’, enables consumers to search for movies, TV shows, actors and directors and view pricing and availability details across top streaming channels. The second feature ‘Roku Feed’ […]

Virgin extends TiVo partnership

UK cable MSO Virgin Media has extended its existing five-year partnership with next generation television specialist TiVo for a further three years. As part of the new agreement, Virgin Media has committed to the development of next-generation solutions from TiVo. Virgin Media launched the first set-top box incorporating TiVo software in 2010. Since launch, Virgin Media has installed TiVo enabled […]

YouTube adds 4K search

An update to Google’s video service YouTube has added the option to search for 4K resolution videos on both the online site and Android app. YouTube has supported 4K videos for some time, but this is the first time that users have been given the option to set search filters to include 4K videos – thus making finding ultra-HD content […]

Smooth search leads to uptick in VoD revenue

Kannuu, a provider of search, discovery and recommendation solutions for the connected television and media industry, has released usage data from a major telecommunications and media content provider that shows the impact an enhanced discovery experience can have on increasing revenues. Today, VoD and paid content purchases account for a significant share of profit for video and cable providers globally. […]

ThinkAnalytics profits up 200%

ThinkAnalytics, developer of a multiplatform TV search and recommendations engine, has announced year-on-year revenue growth of 50 per cent for the year ending December 31st 2014; profits were up by 200 per cent over the same period. New customers that signed in 2014 include Fox, Sony, Sunrise, Get and Viaplay.  The company also won several major new OTT contracts in […]

Live TV recommendations from Tank Top TV

Tank Top TV has announced the release of cloud-based API services enabling TV operators to provide their viewers with personalised recommendations for what to watch on live TV. The new live TV recommendation solution complements the existing personalisation offerings from the company, and was developed in response to customer and market needs. “Recommendations and personalised offerings for real-time programming is […]

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