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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 […]

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 […]

Netflix employs 300, spends $150m on recommendation

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Netflix is employing 300 people to maintain and improve its content recommendations, and spends $150 million according to the company’s Chief Product Officer Neil Hunt. He told an ACM conference that even improving recommendations a little bit could lead to dramatically increased revenue due to smaller churn. Hunt explained Netflix has a very limited window to convince a customer to […]

43% of Brits mostly watch time-shifted TV

Findings from UK quad-play operator Virgin Media have revealed technology is transforming the way the nation watches television. Data from over 2.3 million Virgin Media TiVo set-top boxes shows a fifth of all TV is now watched in a time-shifted format; either first recorded onto the hard drive of a set-top box or else watched on demand. This was not […]

Freesat refreshes Showcase service

UK subscription-free TV service Freesat has unveiled the latest version of Showcase, its editorially-driven TV recommendations service on Freetime next-generation programme guide. Showcase is one of the key features of Freesat’s Freetime service. It offers recommendations of programmes to watch that are selected by Freesat’s dedicated in-house editorial team, and is available online, on the Freesat app, and via the […]

Rovi: 70% would extend pay-TV if better search capabilities

Rovi Corporation has published findings from a sponsored survey of pay-TV subscribers across the US, Germany, the UK and France. The purpose of the survey was to obtain insights into consumer attitudes and opinions regarding entertainment discovery and gain a better understanding of the importance of search and recommendations to TV viewing. The survey reveals

Contentwise for maxdome

ContentWise, the personalisation, discovery and recommendations solution for digital TV content, has been selected by maxdome to power personalised recommendation and discovery for its online Video on Demand (VoD) service. The ContentWise solution enables maxdome to deliver more compelling TV experiences across devices, with personalised streams created to match viewer behavior, context and preferences. As Germany’s largest VOD service, and […]

Gracenote acquires Baseline for $50m

In a move that broadens its existing video metadata and adds subscription-based entertainment services to its portfolio, music and video content and technology specialist Gracenote has acquired Baseline, a provider of film and television information and services in a $50 million deal. Baseline’s database deepens Gracenote’s existing portfolio by adding detailed, descriptive information about movies and TV productions to power […]

Netflix introduces recommendations feature

Netflix has launched a new social recommendation feature that allows its subscribers to recommend easily and privately, the shows they love to the people they care about. Writing in the Netflix blog, Cameron Johnson, director of product innovation at Netflix, says: “When you finish watching something you’ll be asked if you know anyone else who’d like that show, and prompted […]

Sky enhances EPG

UK digital satellite platform Sky is updating its TV Guide with a new recommendations feature and launching a ‘Smart Series Link’. Sky customers will start to see a raft of new features from Sky+ which will be rolled out to its Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). With this latest update, Sky says it will be easier than ever for its customers […]

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