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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…

IHS: Content discovery key to customer satisfaction

According to the Connected Devices and Media Consumption survey from IHS Markit, TV content discovery is at the heart of the battle among TV and video providers to convince consumers…

NAGRA boost for Android TV security

Content protection and multiscreen television solutions provider NAGRA has announced comprehensive support for Android TV with an end-to-end content value protection ecosystem. Following successful Android TV deployments, including Euskaltel in…

IBM Watson Media, IRIS.TV AI video recommendations

IBM Watson Media and IRIS.TV, a cloud-based personalised video programming system have launched Video Recommendations, a new AI content personalisation engine designed to help publishers boost viewer engagement through highly…

TiVo: Language support, extends ruwido collaboration

Entertainment technology and audience insights specialist TiVo has added German, Italian and Portuguese language support to TiVo Conversation Services, a module within the TiVo Personalised Content Discovery platform, which provides…

Viacom18 deploys ThinkAnalytics

Pay-TV and OTT content discovery and viewer analytics vendor ThinkAnalytics has announced that Viacom18 in India has gone live with ThinkAnalytics on the ad-funded OTT service VOOT.  VOOT’s 37 million…

Comcast wins another battle in TiVo patent war

Comcast wins another battle in TiVo patent war

A long-running patent dispute between TiVo and cable giant Comcast has seen Comcast again emerge victorious at a US Patent Trial and its subsequent appeal. The Patent Board says TiVo’s…

Cisco spin-off named Synamedia

Cisco spin-off named Synamedia

The company being created from the sale of Cisco’s Service Provider Video Software Solutions business to a company backed by the Permira funds is unveiled as Synamedia, preceding the transaction…

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