Advanced Television

Middleware

Research: Vision-based tech can improve connected experience

Parks Associates has released the whitepaper Vision-Based Technology: Next-Gen Control, developed in partnership with Adeia, which explores the impact and benefits of vision-based interaction for consumer devices, including smart TVs, smart home devices, and smartphones. The whitepaper examines a range of potential use cases in which vision-based interfaces can augment consumers’ experience and enhance their […]

January 27, 2023

VIZIO enhances UIs

Connected entertainment specialist VIZIO has unveiled a suite of updates to its TV user interface and mobile app to help its customers easily navigate the many choices now available in streaming. With the brand-new VIZIO AutoUpdate and redesigned VIZIO Mobile app, millions of VIZIO TV owners now have faster access to their favourite apps, movies, […]

January 26, 2023

Simply.TV signs metadata deal with YouSee

In the search for the optimal provider for highly normalised dataset to power universal search across linear and streaming with advanced and rich metadata, YouSee has entered a multi-year deal with metadata leader Simply.TV. “To deliver a best-in-class tv experience all around, metadata across both streaming and linear cannot be ignored. It is through metadata […]

January 25, 2023

Research: UK families value SVoD age ratings

A study from the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) into attitudes and understanding of age ratings and content advice among UK-based parents and caregivers of 4-to 15-year-olds, as well as young people aged 12-19, reveals that nine in ten (90 per cent) parents/caregivers of 4-to 15-year-olds and eight in ten teenagers aged 16-19 consider […]

January 12, 2023By Colin Mann

Adeia, Fetch TV renew IP licence agreement

Entertainment technologist Adeia has confirmed that Australian content aggregation platform Fetch TV has renewed a multi-year agreement to license Adeia’s media intellectual property (IP) portfolio. “As consumer demand for content aggregation services in Australia grows, market leaders like Fetch are integrating the latest innovations to ensure that viewers have seamless access to a growing selection […]

January 12, 2023

IMDb, TikTok collaboration

Movie, TV show, and celebrity information source IMDb and short-form mobile video destination TikTok are collaborating to help the TikTok community share and discover movie and TV content and information. Powered by IMDb, TikTok has launched a new feature that allows users to link to movie and TV titles directly within the videos they create. […]

January 6, 2023

Amino, Xperi device integration

Media and entertainment technology solutions provider Amino has agreed a term partnership with Xperi to support its operator customers on the TiVo Managed IPTV Service (formerly MobiTV). Amino has integrated its certified Android TV operator tier set-top box with the TiVo service to offer a managed device alternative and world-class support for its North American […]

January 6, 2023

Samba TV, TCL Smart TV partnership

TV technology and content analytics provider Samba TV has entered into a new multi-year research and development (R&D) venture with consumer electronics specialist TCL. The partnership will lead to the development and deployment of advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and content analytics to TCL TVs and make features of Samba AI, a suite of advanced AI […]

January 6, 2023

Xumo, Element 4K smart TV portfolio expansion

Xumo, the streaming platform joint venture between US multiplay operators Comcast and Charter, and Element Electronics are to launch a new line of 4K Ultra HD smart TVs, across the US in 2023. Xumo was formed to develop and offer a next-generation streaming platform on a variety of branded 4K streaming devices and smart TVs. […]

January 6, 2023

Deltatre to deliver Dyn Media OTT service

Sports and entertainment technology provider Deltatre has been selected by streaming platform Dyn Media to build its new OTT service aimed at sports fans across Germany and the wider DACH region. The new OTT platform will play a pivotal role in Dyn Media’s mission in creating a new home for sports fans in Germany, with […]

November 29, 2022