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FOTV acquires OVGuide

FOTV Media Networks is to acquire OVGuide, the comprehensive service to facilitating the discovery and consumption of online video across all platforms. OVGuide joins FilmOn TV Networks and CinemaNow to…

Amazon enhances Fire TV

Amazon has announced new robotic voice assistant Alexa features that are coming to streaming media player Fire TV, including the ability to control playback of Amazon Video and Add-On Subscription…

BBC discovery app

BBC is to launch a discovery app, BBC+, as part of its content personalisation plans. In a progress report a year after director general Tony Hall set out his vision…

Netflix “psyche tests” to make consumers watch more

Netflix “psyche tests” to make consumers watch more

Netflix uses psychological experiments to draw viewers into its shows, the TV streaming company has confirmed. As viewers choose what show to watch on the service they are being used as test subjects…

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,…

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