Advanced Television


LG upgrades smart TV platform

LG Electronics (LG) has expanded its smart TV platform business with the rolling out of its webOS Hub, an upgraded version of its webOS solution for third-party partners. Suggesting that it delivers more customisation options to smart TV makers and more convenience and content to end-users, webOS Hub will be available to an expanded network […]

October 6, 2022

Synamedia Clarissa for Astro Malaysia

Video software provider Synamedia has confirmed that Malaysian content and entertainment company Astro has gone live with Synamedia Clarissa to gain a deeper understanding about how business decisions impact viewer behaviour and content consumption, with the goal of boosting engagement. Astro is investing heavily in content and the user experience: using Clarissa’s all-encompassing view of […]

October 5, 2022

Sky Pod from Sky NZ

New Zealand pay-TV operator Sky has revealed details of new products, including an IP-only replacement option for VodafoneTV customers whose service will close on November 30th, 2022. The Sky Pod will enable access to Sky TV, on demand content and streaming apps without the need for a satellite dish. It does not have recording capability […]

September 23, 2022By Colin Mann

Research: Demand for RTE tech surges

Findings from real-time engagement API platform Agora indicate that global demand for real-time engagement (RTE) technology in the second quarter increased by nearly two-thirds (63 per cent) when compared to the same period last year. Interest in interactive livestreaming, in particular, is supporting growth. “Real-time engagement technology enables developers to quickly and easily build these […]

September 15, 2022

Roku launches OS 11.5; unveils new devices

Roku has announced the latest enhancements coming to Roku’s operating system which it says gives users a more convenient and efficient experience for discovering, accessing, and streaming entertainment. In the coming months, the company will introduce an all-new content discovery experience, The Buzz, to the Roku Home Screen Menu as well as two significant updates […]

September 13, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Vodafone Iceland partners with XroadMedia

Vodafone Iceland, a leading provider in the Iceland telecommunications market, and XroadMedia, specialists in building innovative and ground-breaking content discovery and personalisation solutions, have announced a partnership for audiences to experience hyper-personalisation. Vodafone Iceland holds a strong local position both in the corporate and the consumer market and with its open innovation strategy, leads the […]

September 12, 2022

Pearl TV, iWedia NEXTGEN TV programme

Pearl TV, the coalition of US broadcast companies transitioning to broadcast technology standard NEXTGEN TV, and iWedia a provider of software solutions for connected TV devices, have launched a fast-track programme that adds new ATSC 3.0 A/344 interactive features. The programme accelerates and streamlines the path for adoption of  NEXTGEN TV technology by consumer electronic […]

September 9, 2022By Colin Mann

Amino, Amlogic RDK deployment partnership

Media and entertainment technology solutions provider Amino has extended its partnership with fabless semiconductor company Amlogic to broaden the range of set-top box options available for its Operator Ready RDK-V platform. The R180 set-top, based on Amlogic’s X4 chipset, has been recently RDK Video Accelerator (RDK-VA) certified and gives operators access to premium OTT services […]

September 9, 2022

Simply.TV acquires GVIDI

Simply.TV, a leading content discovery and metadata provider, has acquired privately held Dutch EPG specialist GVIDI. Commenting on the acquisition, Simply.TV COO Daniel Rühmann said: “GVIDI’s solid base of pay-TV operators, broadcasters and CE-manufactures compliments the Simply.TV customer portfolio and the GVIDI team will add substantial technical, operational, and commercial leadership. Acquiring GVIDI is a […]

August 22, 2022

Programme metadata boost from Gracenote

Gracenote, the content solutions unit of Nielsen, says it is paving the way for programming sources to drive the success of their entertainment offerings and improve ROI in the streaming-first world with the launch of Gracenote ID Distribution System. This enables programme owners and creators to leverage Gracenote IDs to manage their content, streamline distribution […]

August 10, 2022