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BinWeevils launches “social VOD” service

BinWeevils launches “social VOD” service

BinWeevils, the immersive 3D online entertainment platform for children, has launched an integrated “social video-on-demand” service which will allow children to watch major TV hits from Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon.…

Telus deploys Alcatel-Lucent’s Digital Media Store

Alcatel-Lucent’s DMS service is providing Telus with a digital storefront for its multimedia offering which includes applications, games, ringtones, and wallpapers to more than 7.9 million mobile and broadband Internet…

TV Genius for Astra

TV Genius has revealed that Astra, Europe’s leading provider of satellite services, has selected the TV Genius Content Discovery Platform as it re-launches its website for consumers of DTH satellite…

Research: iPlayer tops usability chart

Research: iPlayer tops usability chart

A report from user experience consultancy Webcredible says that the BBC iPlayer is leading major UK broadcasters in the VoD usability stakes with a score of 88 per cent, followed…

Xbox Kinect to support Sky player

Xbox Kinect to support Sky player

Microsoft has revealed that the Sky Player app on its Xbox 360 games console will support the upcoming Kinect motion sensing gaming peripheral. The company said that when using Kinect,…

Rovi and Apple tie for IPG

Rovi, has announced a multiyear patent-licensing agreement with Apple. Apple is gearing up to ship Apple TV, a device that will let users rent TV shows and movies and play…

NDS Snowflake falls on Zon

NDS announced that leading Portuguese pay-TV operator ZON Multimedia will field trial its new TV platform, based on the NDS Snowflake User Interface (UI). In the first ever field trial…

TiVo loss, and predicts more

TiVo loss, and predicts more

TiVo, the digital video recorder maker, has reported a narrower loss than expected thanks to a pick-up in sales for its new Premiere recorder, but forecast a wider-than-expected net loss…

Simulmedia to use TiVo data to measure ad effectiveness

New York-based marketing company Simulmedia has licensed TiVo’s second-by-second set-top box data to help television networks build audiences for programmes through more effective and targeted use of on-air promotion. Through…

Ofcom grants BBC restrictions on HD

Ofcom has agreed to allow the BBC to restrict access to the EPG for Freeview HD programming. The BBC plans to restrict access to manufacturers of STBs and integrated Freeview…