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Paywizard delivers PPV events for BT Sport

Paywizard delivers PPV events for BT Sport

BT Sport has chosen Paywizard, the subscription, billing and customer relationship management (CRM) specialist, to deliver pay-per-view purchase and entitlement management and support for its PPV events broadcast via the Sky…

IndiaCast takes over Sky EPG slot

Vision247 has finalised a deal for the SKY EPG 717 transfer to IndiaCast (A Viacom18 & TV18 JV). IndiaCast operates and manages 5 Indian TV Channels in the UK with…

YouTube tweaks recommendations

YouTube’s search function will now recommend fewer videos that “could misinform users in harmful ways”, the company announced via a blog post, as the platform  seeks to combat criticism for…

DPP: “Profound new media trends” emerge at CES

The DPP, the media industry’s business change network, has published its annual report on the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to its Member companies. This year’s report has been…

TiVo metadata deal with Minerva

TiVo metadata deal with Minerva

TiVo has announced that Minerva Networks, an IPTV specialist and supplier of service management infrastructure for the delivery of pay-TV services, has signed a multi-year intellectual property (IP) licence renewal…

Analysis: Personalisation tools reduce churn

Among the key findings from a recent churn reduction analysis pulled from entertainment technology and audience insights specialist TiVo’s Personalised Content Discovery Platform were that churn is directly related to long-term…

DISH to build Google Assistant into Hopper DVR

DISH to build Google Assistant into Hopper DVR

US DTH broadcaster DISH has revealed that it’s building the Google Assistant into its Hopper family of receivers. In the coming months, customers will be able to use the DISH…

Verizon extends partnership with TiVo

TiVo has today announced the extension of a multi-year agreement with Verizon. Under this extension, Verizon will have access to the latest version of TiVo’s Personalised Content Discovery Platform. Verizon…

Sky takes stake in Synamedia

Sky takes stake in Synamedia

Sky is taking a stake in TV software and content protection business Synamedia, where Dr Abe Peled is chairman. Sky joins Synamedia’s existing major shareholder Permira in the company, which…

Gracenote launches Video Descriptors

Gracenote launches Video Descriptors

Media and entertainment metadata provider Gracenote has launched its next-generation descriptive metadata solution designed to make possible more contextually-relevant and satisfying TV and movie discovery experiences. Gracenote Video Descriptors, the…

Samsung enables peripheral device control

Samsung enables peripheral device control

Samsung Electronics has unveiled Remote Access, a new feature that will be available on its Smart TV line-ups starting 2019. The Remote Access feature will provide enhanced wireless connectivity with…

ThinkAnalytics predicts “sophisticated voice search” in 2019

Although we all enjoy the benefits of the engagement economy, including personalised experiences when shopping online or using social media, many pay-TV providers, OTT players, broadcasters and studios still have…

3SS unveils new Android TV services

3SS unveils new Android TV services

3 Screen Solutions (3SS), a provider of software solutions and services for STB and multiscreen digital entertainment, has announced major new advances for Android TV deployments which deliver even further…

Amazon Prime Video on Comcast Xfinity X1

US cable giant Comcast and Amazon have confirmed that the Prime Video service will launch over the next week on Comcast’s Xfinity X1 platform, giving millions of people access to…

TiVo renews patent for Samsung smartphones and tablets

TiVo Corporation has announced that Rovi Corporation has signed a new multi-year patent licence agreement with Samsung for the use of Rovi’s video discovery patents and technologies across Samsung’s smartphone…

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