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Qwest TV joins Xfinity On Demand

Qwest TV joins Xfinity On Demand

Music-related service Qwest TV, co-founded by music icon Quincy Jones, has secured its first major US cable partnership, joining Xfinity On Demand. The entire SVoD catalogue —1,300+ concerts, documentaries, and…

Simply.TV lands multi-year ORS metadata and EPG deal

Simply.TV lands multi-year ORS metadata and EPG deal

In a move to build the most user-friendly and engaging TV solution for Austria, the ORS group has signed a multi-year deal with the Copenhagen-based metadata specialist Simply.TV. ORS chose…

Sky Q adds Kids Quotes to voice search

Sky Q adds Kids Quotes to voice search

Sky Q has added Kids Quotes to its voice search function after research it commissioned revealed that more than two thirds of children use phrases from their favourite films and…

ZEASN launches new smart voice solutions

ZEASN, a provider of OTT and Smart TV solutions, has unveiled its new smart voice solutions – Whale Speaker OS and Whale AI Voice. The company has also announced that…

Smart TV Football Corner app from Vestel

Smart TV Football Corner app from Vestel

Multi-brand TV manufacturer Vestel has launched a new app that it says will immerse football fans across Europe in every big match, and major tournament. Designed in collaboration with agency…

ThinkAnalytics completes Amazon Personalize integration

ThinkAnalytics completes Amazon Personalize integration

Content discovery and viewer insight solutions provider ThinkAnalytics has confirmed that its content discovery and viewer engagement platform is fully integrated with Amazon Personalize. Media and entertainment service providers now…

‘HBO Max Recommends’ skill on Alexa

‘HBO Max Recommends’ skill on Alexa

HBO Max, the US streaming service, has announced the launch of the ‘HBO Max Recommends’ skill for Alexa, an interactive voice-first discovery service allowing users the opportunity to quickly browse…

Android TV homescreen updates for Freeview Play

Android TV homescreen updates for Freeview Play

Android TV has rolled out homescreen updates to its interface for UK viewers on connected TV platform Freeview Play models designed to make it easier for viewers to explore the…

Forecast: Solid growth for South Korea pay-TV revenue

Forecast: Solid growth for South Korea pay-TV revenue

Revenues from pay-TV services market in South Korea are set to grow from $6.4 billion in 2020 to $7.2 billion in 2025, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of…

Netflix adds ‘Play Something’ button

Netflix adds ‘Play Something’ button

Netflix has added a ‘Play Something’ option. When users hit the ‘Play Something’ button, they’ll be instantly offered a series or film based on what they’ve watched before. Or with…

RDK-ready Synamedia Gravity unveiled

RDK-ready Synamedia Gravity unveiled

Video software provider Synamedia has unveiled Synamedia Gravity, describing it as an industry-first managed service that makes it easier for operators and service providers to offer their small to medium…

Sky Q adds Line of Duty voice commands

Sky Q adds Line of Duty voice commands

Sky Q has added new voice commands to its Voice Control function, to mark the highly anticipated series finale of Line of Duty on May 2nd. Sky Q users can…

Latest ATV streaming interviews

  ATV meets Shane McCarthy, COO Video Entertainment of Iredeto to talk about the latest trends in the evolving video landscape, including the key security preparations providers need to make…

Research: Over 8m TV sets sold in UK in 2020

Research: Over 8m TV sets sold in UK in 2020

With lockdown measures enforced around the globe, it is understandable that 2020 saw the steepest growth in UK TV sales in over a generation, which exceeded 8 million sets, reports…

Spain: Vodafone, TiVo launch Sponsored Discovery

Spain: Vodafone, TiVo launch Sponsored Discovery

TiVo has announced that Vodafone España has enabled TiVo’s Sponsored Discovery product across the Vodafone TV (VTV) platform in Spain, giving content owners a new way to promote content on…

Australia: Freeview enhanced HbbTV platform

Australia: Freeview enhanced HbbTV platform

Freeview Australia has launched its free enhanced HbbTV (Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV) service, which it says will provide Australians with a more seamless integration between broadcast and on-demand BVoD services.…