Advanced Television


Intel True View offers immersive fan experience

Three leading clubs in England’s top-flight football tournament the Premier League are offering fans the possibility of watching a season-defining moment, then reliving it from any angle including from the perspective of their favourite player as they run up to take a penalty or make an improbable goal-line clearance. In partnership with Arsenal FC, Liverpool […]

February 7, 2019By Colin Mann and Nik Roseveare

EE to demo 5G hologram

EE will trial its 5G network at the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs), which it sponsors, using hologram technology and AI to show off fashion. BT’s EE says its Shudu character will appear on the red carpet via holographic technology. The “world’s first AI stylist” will capture A-listers’ outfits using the Google Pixel 3 and […]

February 5, 2019

AWS boosts Six Nations rugby viewing experience

European rugby union’s premier international tournament the Guinness Six Nations Championship has selected Amazon Web Services (AWS) analytics, machine learning, and deep learning services to deliver more in-depth insight into the Championship and enhance the match experience for rugby fans around the world. As well as providing the technology behind the live broadcast of on-screen […]

February 1, 2019By Colin Mann

DPP: “Profound new media trends” emerge at CES

The DPP, the media industry’s business change network, has published its annual report on the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to its Member companies. This year’s report has been enabled by DPP Member company Covatic. The report on the trends to emerge from the world’s biggest

January 17, 2019

AI to end password sharing?

Synamedia – which Sky acquired a stake in this week –  has unveiled new artificial intelligence software at CES 2019, claiming it could bring an end to password sharing in the streaming industry. The system uses machine learning to analyse account activity and recognise unusual patterns, such as account details being used in two locations […]

January 10, 2019

SenseTime raises $2bn for AI

SenseTime Group, the world’s most valuable artificial-intelligence start-up, is preparing for a new financing round with the China-baned company aiming to raise about $2 billion in fresh funding this year. Bloomberg reports that SenseTime, which counts Alibaba Group as an investor, raised more than $1.2 billion last year including a round announced in May that […]

January 10, 2019

Gracenote launches Video Descriptors

Media and entertainment metadata provider Gracenote has launched its next-generation descriptive metadata solution designed to make possible more contextually-relevant and satisfying TV and movie discovery experiences. Gracenote Video Descriptors, the first of the company’s new Advanced Discovery products, will enable pay-TV providers, OTT services and connected device manufacturers to unlock deeper user engagement and loyalty […]

January 3, 2019

Synamedia launches Credentials Sharing Insight

Video software provider Synamedia, the company created from the acquisition of Cisco’s Service Provider Video Software Solutions business, and backed by the Permira funds, has unveiled Credentials Sharing Insight, its first product launch in its new guise. Credentials Sharing Insight is designed to help streaming service providers combat the rapid rise in account sharing between […]

December 17, 2018

Adopt C-V2X for ‘smart vehicle’ connectivity urges NGMN Alliance

The Next Generation Mobile Networks Alliance (NGMN) has written to the European Commission’s President Jean-Claude Junker (and its various Directorate Commissioners responsible) to speedily adopt the Cellular-V2X technology in place of 801.11p in order to reduce the ‘time to market’ and harmonisation for network operators and the motor industry in the build-up to 5G, and […]

December 6, 2018By Chris Forrester

Amazon Echo has 23% share of smart speakers

According to a consumer survey from Strategy Analytics, the most popular smart speaker model in the US is the Amazon Echo, which accounts for 23 per cent of all smart speakers in use. Including all its models, Amazon accounts for 63 per cent of smart speakers in use, while Google accounts for 17 per cent […]

October 23, 2018