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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 […]

TP Vision licenses Rovi

Rovi Corporation has announced that Rovi has entered into a multi-year patent licence agreement with TP Vision. The licensing terms grant TP Vision use of Rovi’s discovery patent portfolio for its Philips-branded TV models and related second-screen companion applications and services across multiple international regions. “This is an important agreement that reinforces the long-term value and relevance of Rovi’s patent […]

Digital TV innovators rewarded

Four digital TV innovations are set to be showcased at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam following their success in a Dragon’s Den-style event hosted by the Digital TV Group – the members’ association for digital television in the UK. The second annual DTG Television Innovation Awards, in partnership with UK Trade & Investment, saw a shortlist of eight […]

Beamly to support Android TV

Social TV platform Beamly is bringing its personalised TV guide, content discovery, content recommendation, remote control, personalised news feeds, community and show engagement platform to the first screen. “We’ve always seen the future as being not about the first screen or the second screen, but a two-way connection between the device in your hand where you browse and interact with […]

ThinkAnalytics for Swisscom

ThinkAnalytics, a developer of multiplatform TV search and recommendations engine, has been selected by Swisscom to power personalised recommendations and search on its new TV 2.0 Android IPTV set-top boxes and legacy set-top boxes. Swisscom TV 2.0 uses ThinkAnalytics’ personalised, multi-language recommendations and intelligent search system for live, linear TV, replay TV, as well as VOD. The Recommendations Engine is […]

TMS integrates with Gracenote

TMS is integrating with Gracenote; Tribune has decided to merge the two brands under Gracenote with the single mission to serve as the global provider of entertainment data and technologies. The new Gracenote will focus on turning its trove of big music and video data into actionable insights that enable recognition, discovery and recommendation across all music and video platforms. […]

Tribune Media Services integrates with Gracenote

Tribune Media Services (TMS) is integrating with Gracenote. Tribune has decided to merge the two brands under Gracenote with the single mission to serve as the global provider of entertainment data and technologies. The new Gracenote will focus on turning its trove of big music and video data into actionable insights that enable recognition, discovery and recommendation across all music […]

Viaplay chooses ThinkAnalytics

ThinkAnalytics, developer of a widely deployed multiplatform TV search and recommendations engine, has been selected by Viaplay to power multi-language intelligent search and recommendations for its online pay-TV service in the Nordics. A cloud-based deployment, the ThinkAnalytics Recommendations Engine is now live on the Viaplay service in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. “We realised early on that recommendations help us […]

BBC enhances iPlayer app search and discovery

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The BBC has rolled out major updates for its iOS and Android BBC iPlayer apps for mobiles and tablets. The iPlayer app, available from the Apple App Store and Google Play, and as an update to the 26 million apps already downloaded, follows the launch of new BBC iPlayer on connected TVs and responsive web in March, a new BBC […]

Rovi metadata for World Cup

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Rovi, a specialist in entertainment discovery, has revealed that its metadata for the 2014 FIFA World Cup is now available worldwide. Used by networks, service providers, consumer electronic device manufacturers and online portals, Rovi’s metadata will help consumers around the globe discover and enjoy coverage of their favorite World Cup teams, players and matches. “This summer represents an exciting time […]

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