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YouTube tweaks recommendations

YouTube’s search function will now recommend fewer videos that “could misinform users in harmful ways”, the company announced via a blog post, as the platform  seeks to combat criticism for…

DPP: “Profound new media trends” emerge at CES

The DPP, the media industry’s business change network, has published its annual report on the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to its Member companies. This year’s report has been…

Analysis: Personalisation tools reduce churn

Among the key findings from a recent churn reduction analysis pulled from entertainment technology and audience insights specialist TiVo’s Personalised Content Discovery Platform were that churn is directly related to long-term…

Verizon extends partnership with TiVo

TiVo has today announced the extension of a multi-year agreement with Verizon. Under this extension, Verizon will have access to the latest version of TiVo’s Personalised Content Discovery Platform. Verizon…

Sky takes stake in Synamedia

Sky takes stake in Synamedia

Sky is taking a stake in TV software and content protection business Synamedia, where Dr Abe Peled is chairman. Sky joins Synamedia’s existing major shareholder Permira in the company, which…

Gracenote launches Video Descriptors

Gracenote launches Video Descriptors

Media and entertainment metadata provider Gracenote has launched its next-generation descriptive metadata solution designed to make possible more contextually-relevant and satisfying TV and movie discovery experiences. Gracenote Video Descriptors, the…

ThinkAnalytics predicts “sophisticated voice search” in 2019

Although we all enjoy the benefits of the engagement economy, including personalised experiences when shopping online or using social media, many pay-TV providers, OTT players, broadcasters and studios still have…

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…

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