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Forecast: Voice assistants to overtake population by 2024

Forecast: Voice assistants to overtake population by 2024

A report from Juniper Research forecasts that consumers will interact with voice assistants on over 8.4 billion devices by 2024; overtaking the world’s population and growing 113 per cent compared…

Topic selects Vionlabs’ Emotional Fingerprint API

Vionlabs, a provider of AI powered content analysis, has announced that its Emotional Fingerprint API has been chosen by First Look Media to power content recommendations on its streaming service…

NBA, Microsoft partner to personalise fan experience

NBA, Microsoft partner to personalise fan experience

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Microsoft have announced a new multiyear alliance, which will transform the way fans experience the NBA. As part of this collaboration, Microsoft will become…

Qligent Foresight prevents viewer churn

Qligent has announced Foresight, its second-generation, cloud-based service that uses AI, Machine Learning, and Big Data to mitigate content distribution issues. Designed to help broadcasters, MVPDs, and OTT service providers…

Research: Sharp rise in smart device ownership

Hub Entertainment Research has released the findings from its Connected Home 2020 study that shows US consumers are getting smarter in their homes. The study showcases a rise in smart…

Vionlabs launches Emotional Fingerprint API

Vionlabs has announced the launch of Emotional Fingerprint API, a cloud-based solution that enables media companies to make better decisions based on deep AI generated video data and insights. The…

Eurofins test centre for Amazon Alexa products

Eurofins Digital Testing, a global player in end-to-end quality assurance (QA) and testing services, has announced that it will now provide certified, third-party testing services to help developers and manufacturers…

Report: Coronavirus impacts smart home market

Report: Coronavirus impacts smart home market

Amid the continued fallout of the coronavirus crisis, the global smart home market is expected to fall nearly $20 billion (€17.9bn) short of revenue expectations in 2020, according to Omdia.…

Analysts envision ‘The Perfect MWC’

The perfect Mobile World Congress would focus less on the latest devices and more on the future of the mobile industry; it would be more of a collaborative forum where…

Research: Asia surpasses US as largest smart speaker market

Research: Asia surpasses US as largest smart speaker market

Asia surpassed North America in 2019 to become the world’s largest market for smart speakers, with shipments more than doubling in the region as consumers flocked to buy the newest…

Report: Smart speakers sales up 70% in 2019

Report: Smart speakers sales up 70% in 2019

The global smart speaker market reached a new high in 2019 with sales of 146.9 million units, an increase of 70 per cent on 2018, according to research from Strategy…

SPI/FilmBox unveils AI-powered streaming service

Global media company SPI/FilmBox has announced the launch of its multi-platform streaming service, FilmBox Plus, which is expected to roll out globally by the end of 2020. The enhanced service…

Bala named ITV Chief Data & AI Officer

Bala named ITV Chief Data & AI Officer

ITV has named Sanjeevan Bala as its new Group Chief Data & AI Officer. Reporting to Rufus Radcliffe, Chief Marketing Officer and Director of Direct to Consumer, Bala, who joins…

Research: Netflix users twice as likely to have Amazon Echo

Research: Netflix users twice as likely to have Amazon Echo

Analysts at Viant, the advertising tech company, has published research around the differences between Netflix and Hulu users in the US users over the past month. The sample size included…

Research: Privacy still a concern for smart speaker users

Research: Privacy still a concern for smart speaker users

A study from Hub suggests that privacy is still a major issue for users of voice control on any device, as well as among potential buyers of smart speakers. Highlights…

Bundesliga selects AWS

Bundesliga selects AWS

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced that Germany’s Bundesliga has selected AWS as its official technology provider to deliver more in-depth insight into every live broadcast of Bundesliga games and…