Advanced Television


Virgin Media, zone·tv launch AI-powered kids channel

Virgin Media has announced the launch of its personalised VoD channel for children, My Virgin TV Kids, in partnership with zone·tv. My Virgin TV Kids allows young viewers to customise their viewing experience and programming line-up in real time. The new feature will be available through Virgin Media’s smallest, smartest, fastest set-top box – the […]

September 12, 2018

Study: Consumers embracing smart speakers

Consumers’ use of voice services is on the rise, according to research by Adobe Analytics, which surveyed over 1,000 US consumers. The study found the most common voice activities are asking for music (70 per cent) and the weather forecast (64 per cent) via smart speakers. Other popular activities include asking fun questions (53 per cent), online search (47 […]

September 11, 2018

Vodafone Spain adds Google Home voice assistant

Vodafone Spain has added Google Home voice assistant to its pay-TV platform allowing users to control their TV preferences with it, as well as other devices at home. The new service will be integrated into V-Home and be available on all convergent packages on Vodafone One along with Google Home Mini. The virtual assistant will […]

September 7, 2018From David Del Valle in Madrid

Huawei debuts smart speaker

Huawei has unveiled its debut smart speaker at IFA, which is equipped with Amazon’s Alexa personal assistant and 4G connectivity. The AI Cube supports up to 300MBps download speeds via an LTE SIM. It also supports 802.11ac dual band Wi-Fi on the 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies. Through the Alexa software, users are able to play […]

September 3, 2018

DT’s EntertainTV goes OTT; tests smart speaker

Deutsche Telekom says it is “revolutionising Germany’s TV market” by making its EntertainTV service available as an OTT package this autumn for TV viewers to enjoy even if they are with another broadband provider. Users will be able to access the EntertainTV OTT package via iOS and Android apps, with all the usual content, including […]

August 31, 2018

LG: “AI for a better life”

Outlining the strategic direction for the new era of artificial intelligence, LG Electronics Chief Executive Officer Jo Seong-jin and President & Chief Technology Officer Dr. I.P Park delivered the joint opening keynote address at IFA 2018. This marks the first time that LG’s top executives have given a keynote address at a major global exhibition. […]

August 31, 2018

Ostmodern, Ori predict IBC 2018 trends

With IBC 2018 now just 2 weeks away, Ostmodern and Ori – specialists in the media and entertainment industry – have identified what they think the defining trends emerging from the show will be. From AI to mobile edge computing and eSports – Ostmodern and Ori, share their thoughts on how these and other developments […]

August 30, 2018By Sanjeev Bhavnani

LG TVs with Google Assistant for 7 new markets

Even more LG TV customers will be able to use the Google Assistant on their 2018 TVs with AI ThinQ in the fourth quarter. LG will be introducing the Google Assistant in seven more markets – Australia, Canada, France, Germany, South Korea, Spain and the UK – with support in up to five languages. This […]

August 24, 2018

BBC4: Experimental AI and archive programming

BBC 4.1 Artificial Intelligence TV will bring two nights of experimental programming to BBC Four on September 4th and 5th featuring new and classic programmes exploring Artificial Intelligence (AI). This includes Made by machine: When AI met the archive, a new and experimental programme part-made by AI to help show how it works, and The […]

August 17, 2018By Colin Mann

Accedo launches AI project with ITV and AWS

Accedo, the video experience specialist, has announced a project with British broadcaster, ITV  to use Artificial Intelligence to automatically generate cover artwork which is likely to appeal best to a given user segment. The project will be tested with a focus group of ITV users. The project follows a prototype developed on top of the […]

August 14, 2018