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Rovi to acquire TiVo in $1.1bn deal

Rovi to acquire TiVo in $1.1bn deal

Some five weeks after reports first emerged that entertainment discovery specialist Rovi was planning to acquire advanced television technology specialist TiVo the pair have confirmed a cash and stock deal…

ruwido boosts Sky Q viewing experience

Home input device and interaction mechanism specialist ruwido has confirmed that it is providing the brand new Sky Q touch remote, designed to deliver a fluid and seamless TV experience.…

Big Data – no Big Easy

Broadcasters could be forgiven for wishing the digital train would occasionally slow down or at least rest a little longer in one station before moving on to another. For many…

Maxdome ups recommendations

German on-demand service Maxdome is hiring staff to boost personalised recommendations as it fends off OTT rivals Netflix and Amazon Prime‎. “Even the best algorithm could not satisfy our users,”…

Rovi renews with Funai

Rovi has renewed its entertainment discovery patent portfolio licence agreement with US TV manufacturers Funai Electric for its entertainment products. This licence covers North America and expands upon Funai’s existing…

TCL announces 4K Roku TV availability

Suggesting that “the time is right”, TCL, the world’s third largest television manufacturer, has announced pricing and availability of its 4K Ultra HD TCL Roku TV models for the US,…

Rovi buying TiVo?

Rovi buying TiVo?

Two major players in digital media could be combining, according to a report in the NYT. Rovi is, apparently, bidding for TiVo with a mix of cash and stock that…

56% of pay-TV viewers want carousel UI

56% of pay-TV viewers want carousel UI

When too many channels are combined with the inability to find something to watch, a better experience is needed. A white paper released by Digitalsmiths, entitled The War Between OTT…

LG U+ signs patent portfolio agreement with Rovi

Rovi has entered into an entertainment discovery patent licence agreement with LG Uplus Corporation (LG U+), a South Korean cellular carrier owned by the LG Group, Korea’s fourth largest conglomerate…

Everyflix aggregator launches in UK

Everyflix has launched in the UK, claiming to be the first streaming TV and movie aggregator which sends personalised alerts based on what users like to watch. Everyflix viewers can…

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