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Synamedia acquires Utelly

Synamedia, the independent video software provider, has announced the acquisition of Utelly, a UK-based privately-owned content discovery platform provider with products targeted at the entertainment industry. Its offerings include metadata aggregation, search and recommendations, as well as content management and a content promotion engine. Utelly’s solution simplifies the complexity of users’ content discovery across TV […]

May 25, 2022

Streaming Channels Data from Gracenote

Entertainment metadata and content IDs specialist Gracenote has launched Gracenote Streaming Channels Data aimed at enabling content discovery platforms better to connect consumers to programming on free ad-supported TV (FAST) channels as well as linear channels on virtual MVPD (vMVPD) services. By integrating this new solution, Gracenote says that content aggregators can now more effectively […]

May 24, 2022

Netflix adds kids mystery box feature

Netflix has added a new mystery box feature on its service providing a fun space for kids to perhaps discover their next favourite series and films, or reconnect with a familiar face. Users can find the mystery box service by logging into a kids profile and finding the ‘Favourites Row’ at the top of the […]

May 20, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Synamedia launches Synamedia Go cloud video suite

Synamedia, the independent video software provider, has announced the launch of its complete Synamedia Go cloud video suite. Go.Foundation, the entry level service is complemented by a suite of new packs, including Go.Monetize, Go.Personalize and Go.Recommend. Synamedia says that the full suite of Synamedia Go reflects the need for an agile, flexivergble SaaS platform that […]

April 25, 2022

Intelsat launches VideoNow EPG

Intelsat, the satellite services provider, has launched an electronic programme guide (EPG) to help viewers better navigate satellite TV programming. VideoNow by Intelsat, in conjunction with EasyBroadcast, is a service for viewers looking for free-to-air (FTA) content on DTH platforms. The first Intelsat satellite to be included in the service is Galaxy 19 (G-19), a […]

April 22, 2022

Netflix adds Category Hub

Netflix is rolling out a new Category Hub in its TV menu so members around the globe can more easily find their favourite genres and discover new categories of content, rather than just browse through titles. Starting immediately, users can find the new hub in the left-hand menu on both adult and kids’ profiles. There, […]

April 22, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Netflix adds Double Thumbs Up recommendations

Netflix is introducing Double Thumbs Up, an additional way for members to let the streaming platform know what types of series and films they want to see more of. Netflix viewers can find this option next to the Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down buttons on their TV, Web, Android and iOS mobile devices effective immediately. […]

April 12, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Study: Smart TVs, gaming lead video accessibility

According to research by Interpret, smart TV makers and gaming companies have been some of the most aggressive in the entertainment arena to bring new accessibility features to market. While innovations related to visual disabilities have been among the most plentiful, new capabilities for auditory and physical / mobility have also emerged. Improvements for cognitive […]

April 8, 2022

Study: Third of SVoD subs want better discovery

According to research by analyst firm Interpret, consumers are overwhelmed by the sheer volume of content from streaming video providers and increasingly frustrated with the efforts needed to access it. Interpret’ s study, The Future of OTT Aggregation, reveals that US viewers subscribe to an average of four to five SVoD services, and the majority […]

March 31, 2022

Synamedia: ‘Huge cultural transformation’

Video software provider Synamedia has fundamentally changed its customer and product development approach, according to senior company executives. Briefing industry journalists at its West London HQ, Paul Segre, CEO, said the pay-TV sector now needed to be quick and agile in responding to user demands and competition. Whereas the company and its predecessor entities (NDS […]

March 16, 2022By Colin Mann