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Freesat Showcase to ease Xmas viewing planning

UK subscription-free satellite TV service Freesat has expanded its editorial offering to support the busy Christmas TV schedule with the launch of two new Christmas genres in its Showcase service. Showcase takes a human-touch approach to curate a selection of shows hand-picked by Freesat’s in-house editorial team. TV viewers can get recommendations for what to watch for the week ahead […]

ContentWise sales up 400% in 2014

ContentWise, the personalisation, discovery and recommendations software for digital TV content, has had a breakthrough 2014, with a dramatic increase in new customer deployments leading to a 400 per cent surge in sales. More than 20 deployments of ContentWise were made in 2014 with some of the world’s leading operators, including maxdome, TIM Brasil and Sky Italia. ContentWise’s partnerships played […]

Online TV creates content discovery challenges

Findings from Hub Entertainment Research have uncovered two side effects of the exponential growth of online TV content: consumers who are both more choosy and more in need of guidance. The firm’s research shows that while TV consumers appreciate the greater content choice offered by online viewing options, they also have a strong need for tools to make all of […]

Digitalsmiths launches Seamless Insight

Digitalsmiths, a TiVo company, and specialist in personalised content search and recommendations, has launched Seamless Insight, a reporting and analytics platform. Seamless Insight provides video service providers actionable visibility to optimise targeted content promotions that increase average revenue per user (ARPU) and improve viewer engagement. As personalised content discovery features expand, video service providers face massive increases in the volume […]

ContentWise boosts Sky Italia personalised discovery

Content personalisation, discovery and recommendations specialist ContentWise has confirmed that Italian pay-TV platform Sky Italia has selected its discovery solution to power personalised recommendations for Sky Online, Sky Italia’s recently-launched online video service. The ContentWise solution enables Sky Italia to offer subscribers of its Sky Online service an intuitive, personalised experience that combines discovery, content recommendations and viewing. It will […]

MPAA launches WhereToWatch.com

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In its efforts to combat online piracy and to raise awareness of the availability of legitimate content outlets, US movie industry body the MPAA is launching a new search site – WheretoWatch.com – to make it easy for consumers to find the shows and movies they love online, in movie theatres, on television and in stores. MPAA Chairman and CEO […]

Bleak outlook for blinkx

blinkx, the the London AIM-listed online video advertising company, has reported falling revenues and fell into a loss in the six months to the end of September. Shares were down 3 per cent in early trading. blinkx’s revenues declined by 5 per cent to $106 million. The company also reported a loss before tax of $9.8 million compared with a […]

Rovi buys Fanhattan

Rovi has acquired Fanhattan, a venture-backed startup, in an all-cash transaction.  Fanhattan pioneers innovative ways to discover media and entertainment on any screen, from any source, through its cloud-based Fan TV branded products. This acquisition accelerates Rovi’s vision to deliver next-generation guidance and discovery using advanced cloud, user interface and hardware technologies. Fan TV seamlessly integrates different sources of programming, […]

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 […]

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