Advanced Television


Smart home integration key to smart TV success

In a joint presentation with Statista Research and Analytics at IBC last week, FFalcon Technology, a part of TCL Group, revealed that the TV market has entered a new generation, where smart TVs are set to penetrate the global industry via smart homes. With global smart TV shipments set to reach a total sales value […]

September 21, 2018

Analyst: Amazon Fire TV Cube won’t replace remote yet

An expert review from Strategy Analytics’ User Experience Strategies (UXS) group has found that the recently released Amazon Fire TV Cube has created a more seamless video and TV viewing experience by leveraging a more human-like and preferred voice-enabled solution. Moreover, the Cube allows users to control multiple features, functions and additional devices with voice; […]

September 20, 2018

IBM Watson Media, IRIS.TV AI video recommendations

IBM Watson Media and IRIS.TV, a cloud-based personalised video programming system have launched Video Recommendations, a new AI content personalisation engine designed to help publishers boost viewer engagement through highly relevant video programming recommendations. By combining viewer data with a deep understanding of specific elements within video, publishers are better able to predict and deliver […]

September 13, 2018By Colin Mann

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