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DPP: Voice search has arrived

DPP: Voice search has arrived

Voice assistants dominated this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. But what really matters for media companies, says the DPP in its Survey Report: CES 2018, is that…

Ericsson secures Bell Canada next-gen TV deal

Ericsson secures Bell Canada next-gen TV deal

Broadcast and communications technology specialist Ericsson has been selected by Canadian multiplay telco Bell Canada to power its next generation multiscreen TV services. Ericsson’s MediaFirst TV Platform solution will enable…

TiVo/Google patent agreement covers YouTube TV

Entertainment technology and audience insights specialist TiVo and Google have expanded a multi-year patent licence agreement to expressly include YouTube TV. The agreement covers Google’s use of TiVo’s patented technologies…

Forecast: 143m will use voice control by 2022

Forecast: 143m will use voice control by 2022

UK analyst group Rethink Technology Research has published a five year forecast on Voice Control of TV entertainment through remote controls entitled Voice Control of the TV – Decision time…

Ostmodern: Online VR and kids’ VoD big in 2018

Ostmodern: Online VR and kids’ VoD big in 2018

Tom Williams, CEO at digital video specialist Ostmodern, has given his predictions for the industry in 2018, including where the future of VoD is headed, the continued importance of sports…

Google Assistant for DISH

US pay-TV broadcaster DISH has announced that its customers will have the ability to watch Hands-Free TV using the Google Assistant in the coming months. This marks the first time…

Sinclair, Imagine partner on next-gen monetisation

Sinclair Broadcast Group and Imagine Communications are working to accelerate the development of a new, next-generation advertising management software platform designed to provide broadcasters with the ability to effectively exploit…

IHS Markit: AI, digital assistants set for surge

As they become more ubiquitous in homes and in various consumer electronics products, artificial intelligence (AI) and digital assistants are likely to be two of the major overarching themes at…

Pearl TV, Sony develop first ATSC 3.0 EPG

Pearl TV, a grouping of US broadcast companies with a shared interest in exploring forward-looking broadcasting opportunities, is collaborating with Sony Electronics to develop an essential viewer navigation ingredient for…

CCS predicts VR to AR emphasis shift at CES

CCS predicts VR to AR emphasis shift at CES

As we head into the first major tech event of 2018, CCS Insight has shared its expectations, from the rise of smart home devices, to the deluge of pseudo artificial…

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