Advanced Television


iQIYI founder: AI to transform entertainment

Gong Yu, founder and CEO of iQIYI, China’s largest online streaming platform, has predicted that advances in machine learning over the next two decades will reshape the entertainment industry more than the Internet has done until now. Delivering a Media Mastermind Keynote at MIPCOM in Cannes, Yu suggested that iQIYI was “well-positioned” to capture the […]

October 17, 2018Colin Mann @ MIPCOM

Ooyala management buyout

OTT, content production, and digital distribution solutions provider Ooyala and Telstra have revealed the completion of the management buyout of Ooyala. The Australian telco invested $270 million (€233m) in August 2104 to increase its ownership in Ooyala from 23 per cent (fully diluted) to 98 per cent and was in addition to the US$61 million […]

October 16, 2018

Agama self-learning AI Anomaly Detection

Agama Technologies, the specialist in video service quality and customer experience, has introduced AI Anomaly Detection. Powered by AI and machine learning, this new extension provides enhanced awareness of real incidents and elimination of irrelevant alarms, which Agama says enables service providers to deliver optimal service quality to customers with greater efficiency. To deliver video […]

October 16, 2018

Study: Billing overlooked in digital transformation

A survey commissioned by BriteBill, a provider of billing and communications software for utilities, communications and media providers, has revealed that although service providers are moving at record pace to innovate, a significant engagement channel – the bill – is often overlooked in their digital transformation strategies. Predictably competition is a major driver for this […]

October 11, 2018By Colin Mann

Viaplay on board for Scandinavian launch of Google Home

Nordic Entertainment Group has revealed that its Viaplay streaming service will be compatible with Google Home and Google Home Mini when they arrive in stores across Scandinavia on October 24th. Google Home is the first smart speaker to respond to voice instructions in the Danish, Norwegian and Swedish languages. By linking a Viaplay account to […]

October 9, 2018

CCS Insight predicts Netflix cinemas; standard unlimited data

Global analyst firm CCS Insight has revealed its predictions for 2019 and beyond. This year, the list of 100 predictions focuses on CCS Insight’s vision for artificial intelligence, the Internet of things, smart cities and smart home developments, 5G, the digital workplace, new consumer devices, media and the moves of major technology players such as […]

October 4, 2018

UPC Switzerland rolls out new UPC TV service

UPC is adding the new UPC TV to its Happy Home portfolio. “We want to delight our customers. And so we took a step back from static television. UPC TV is not just television, it is an experience, because every customer can watch television how they want. Whether that is on the sofa in the […]

October 3, 2018

‘Online Video’ the hottest topic at IBC 2018

Platform Communications, the technology communications expert, has revealed that the Platform Media Index for IBC 2018 reveals ‘Online Video’ and ‘Media Convergence’ were the hottest topics at the global broadcast industry show – accounting for more than a third of share of voice combined. The Index provides a snapshot of leading media technology trends, moves […]

September 26, 2018

63m smart homes in Europe & N. America by 2022

According to a research report from the IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the number smart homes in Europe and North America reached 45 million in 2017. The most advanced smart home market is North America, having an installed base of 22.3 million smart homes at the end of the year. This represents a penetration of […]

September 26, 2018

Tech Mahindra’s 3-4-3 media play

While 3-4-3 may be the favoured formation of go-ahead football coaches, it is also at the core of digital transformation advisory specialist Tech Mahindra’s media and entertainment play. Speaking at the company’s Media Morning in London, Bhushan Patil, Senior Vice President – Head of CME – UKI & Southern Europe at Tech Mahindra, outlined three […]

September 25, 2018By Colin Mann