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ADB, ContentWise multi-screen recommendations

ADB (Advanced Digital Broadcast) a provider of software, systems and service solutions for service providers, and ContentWise, a specialist in content discovery and recommendation solutions, have formed a global business development and technology partnership. As part of the collaboration, ADB will integrate the ContentWise discovery and recommendation engine for live, on-demand and OTT multi-screen video content in its systems integration [...]

Microsoft, Ooyala partner for personalised TV

Personalised video experience specialist Ooyala has agreed a strategic relationship with Microsoft to help develop, promote and accelerate the deployment of next-generation IP video services utilising Microsoft Azure Media Services (Media Services) in conjunction with Ooyala’s SaaS-based video distribution, analytics and monetisation technology. Ooyala also formed a global sales and marketing alliance with Microsoft, which is designed to drive standardisation [...]

New look for Sky EPG

Sky customers will start to see a brand new Homepage on their Sky+HD boxes in what the satellite broadcaster describes as the most significant shake-up to its electronic programme guide (EPG) since its introduction at the launch of digital TV in 1998. For the first time ever, On Demand, including Catch Up TV and Sky Store and the Sky+ Planner [...]

Recommendation engines in 75% of US pay-TV homes by 2018


Consumer exposure to advanced recommendations engines will grow to reach 75 per cent of pay-TV households on multiscreen services and 55 per cent on set-top boxes within North America by 2018, up from 20 per cent and

Rovi acquires Veveo

Entertainment discovery specialist Rovi is to acquire Veveo, a provider of intuitive and personalised entertainment discovery solutions based in Andover, Massachusetts. Under the terms of the agreement, Rovi will pay approximately $62 million in net cash at the closing and up to $7 million in additional cash payments based on achievement of certain agreed-upon milestones. The transaction combines Veveo’s personalisation [...]

Russia: 90% of TV searches watched online

Yandex, a popular Russian Internet search engine, has offered an insight into users’ online search patterns, including illegal video piracy. Two-thirds of users seeking websites related to

Recommendation engine = 45% more views

Iris.TV, the video recommendation engine, has released results of an integration and case study conducted with OVguide aimed at increasing user views for short form video. OVGuide partnered with Iris.TV to create an engaging TV-style stream of their short-form content to increase overall video views and ad impressions. Iris.TV created a custom set of recommendations for OVGuide that created a

TiVo acquires Digitalsmiths


In a move that is says will accelerate its evolution to a device and UI independent cloud-based Software-as-a-Service operation, yielding a significant expansion in market opportunity, advanced television technology specialist TiVo is to acquire cloud-based content discovery and recommendation service Digitalsmiths for $135 million. Digitalsmiths offers personalised video search, recommendations and browsing, social trending, and mood-based discovery which can be [...]

Israel: yes multiscreen with Viaccess-Orca

Viaccess-Orca, a global player in the protection and enhancement of content services, has announced that Israeli-based satellite provider yes is using the Viaccess-Orca COMPASS content discovery platform to support its new yes Go TV Everywhere service. Through COMPASS, yes Go will recommend content to viewers based on their personal tastes and viewing habits. The groundbreaking new service will be the [...]

AllDigital partners with Iris.TV

AllDigital, a specialist in digital broadcasting solutions, has formed a partnership with video recommendation engine Iris.TV. This collaboration will aim to enhance end-user viewer experiences and increase video monetisation by providing media companies the ability to stream and intelligently recommend robust content to audiences across devices. AllDigital’s content management platform, branded as AllDigital Cloud platform, provides high-speed data transfer, scalable [...]

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