Advanced Television


Amazon Alexa adds celebrity voices

Amazon has announced that its AI virtual assistant Alexa will soon be able to communicate in the voice of celebrities – with Hollywood actor Samuel L Jackson being the first such confirmed option. The feature will roll out in the US later this year, with each voice costing $0.99. The company has also refreshed its […]

September 26, 2019

Eros Now, Microsoft OTT collaboration

Eros Now, a South Asian entertainment OTT video platform by Eros International, a global Indian entertainment company, has announced a collaboration with Microsoft to build a next generation online video platform on Microsoft Azure targeted at its consumers across the globe. This is a unique association for Microsoft in India in the online video space. […]

September 19, 2019

FranceTV Publicité launches ad solution with Mirriad

Computer vision and AI-powered platform company Mirriad, is partnering with FranceTV Publicité who announced this week it has launched three tailored offers of next generation product placement using the Mirriad in-video advertising solution. Mirriad’s technology seamlessly inserts brands in France Télévisions popular scripted dramas after the content is produced. Brands are inserted in the content […]

September 18, 2019

Deutsche Telekom selects ThinkAnalytics

ThinkAnalyticstoday has announced that Deutsche Telekom AG is deploying ThinkAnalytics for personalised content discovery on its pay-TV and OTT services in what will be one of Europe’s largest rollouts of advanced search and content discovery platforms. First to go live with the cloud-based service, in July 2019, was Croatia Telecom (Hrvatski Telekom, HT) on its […]

September 11, 2019

GrayMeta adds time-based metadata to Iris Media Platform

GrayMeta, an AI powered metadata company that delivers enterprise efficiency and monetises assets, has integrated time-based metadata into their Iris Media Platform, which it says increases media supply chain efficiencies for their customers. The Iris Media Platform has become an industry leading reference QC and playback solution, used by broadcasters and studios around the world […]

September 10, 2019

Tremor Video AI upgrade

Tremor Video, the programmatic video platform, has expanded its demand-side platform’s (DSP) advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and machine-learning technology. The move positions Tremor Video at the forefront of the industry – revolutionising the concept of data-driven marketing with a platform that is capable of adjusting for user behaviour based on real-time changes in the market. […]

September 5, 2019By Sanjeev Bhavnani

Survey: Early adopters lead for VR, smart speakers

Early adopters in various economies are dominating demand for leading-edge electronics devices, with these elite consumers owning 61 per cent of all virtual reality (VR) headsets and 43 per cent of all smart speakers and 49 per cent of all smartwatches and, according to a multinational survey conducted by IHS Markit. The early adopters represent […]

August 28, 2019

BBC planning Alexa rival

The BBC has revealed it is planning to launch a digital voice assistant next year similar to Amazon’s Alexa service. It will not be a hardware device in its own right but rather software designed to work on all smart speakers, TVs and mobiles. The plan is to activate it with the wake-word Beeb, although […]

August 27, 2019

Research: Google third in smart speaker market

The global smart speaker market grew 55.4 per cent in Q2 to reach 26.1 million units, according to Canalys. Amazon continued to lead with 6.6 million units shipped. Google, however, fell to the third spot as China’s Baidu surged ahead. Baidu in Q2 grew 3,700 per cent  to reach 4.5 million units, overtaking Google’s 4.3 […]

August 27, 2019

Analyst: Big 3 dominate cloud, but could change

Amazon, Microsoft and Alphabet (Google) dominate the cloud market, but the demand for edge computing could shift the balance towards operators believes analyst Chetan Sharma. In Edge Internet Economy The Multi-Trillion Dollar Ecosystem Opportunity, Sharma estimates

August 22, 2019