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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…

netgem.TV & Three UK launch

Three UK and TV technology and service provider netgem.tv has teamed up with Three to give its mobile customers exclusive access to the new netgem.tv service: a TV recommendation service,…

Sky: ‘Legislation not needed for PSB on-demand’

Sky: ‘Legislation not needed for PSB on-demand’

David Wheeldon, Group Director of Policy and Public Affairs for Sky, has suggested that that UK’s public service broadcasters (PSBs) should be working with platforms to make their content available…

Research: Smart TVs favoured smart speaker controller

Research: Smart TVs favoured smart speaker controller

Research from Parks Associates finds 24 per cent of UK broadband households that own a smart speaker with personal assistant would like to control their smart TV via this device,…

TiVo renews PCD platform agreement with Foxtel

TiVo has announced that Foxtel, Australia’s leading subscription-TV platform, has renewed its licence to TiVo’s Search and Recommendation services and will have access to TiVo’s Personalised Content Discovery platform. As…

Synamedia opens for business

Synamedia, the renamed NDS division that was acquired by Cisco, is back in independent hands. Financed by global investment firm Permira, the buyout from Cisco’s Service Provider Video Software Solutions,…

VIZIO employs Google Assistant

VIZIO employs Google Assistant

Connected TV specialist VIZIO has introduced expanded Google Assistant actions for VIZIO SmartCast TVs, granting consumers access to a wider range of voice control features. VIZIO SmartCast TV users with…

Roku: $40 4K player

Roku: $40 4K player

Streaming platform and device specialist Roku is expanding its streaming player lineup with the addition of two new devices – the new Roku Premiere and the new Roku Premiere+. The…

Apple completes Shazam deal

Apple completes Shazam deal

In a move that it says will offer more ways to discover and enjoy music, Apple has completed its December 2017 acquisition of Shazam, one of the world’s most popular…

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