Advanced Television

EPG

Intelsat launches VideoNow EPG

Intelsat, the satellite services provider, has launched an electronic programme guide (EPG) to help viewers better navigate satellite TV programming. VideoNow by Intelsat, in conjunction with EasyBroadcast, is a service for viewers looking for free-to-air (FTA) content on DTH platforms. The first Intelsat satellite to be included in the service is Galaxy 19 (G-19), a […]

April 22, 2022

Report: Linear broadcasting and VoD to coexist

A report from Intertrust reveals broadcast TV will continue to be viable for the foreseeable future, despite the growth of streaming, and suggests the video industry will evolve to a hybrid approach, where linear broadcasting coexists alongside VoD content and live streaming. Broadcasting and streaming are increasingly blending into a single, unified user experience to […]

February 4, 2022

M7, Barrandov satellite distribution deal

Luxembourg-based M7 Group, owned by Canal+, has concluded a long-term agreement with Czech broadcaster TV Barrandov for the ASTRA 23.5 satellite distribution of TV Barrandov, Kino Barrandov and Barrandov Krimi. The TV Barrandov channels will broadcast as of today via the M7 platform at ASTRA 23.5 East with dedicated EPG positions in the line-up of […]

December 22, 2021

ThinkAnalytics: “Super-aggregation to go mainstream”

Peter Docherty, Founder and CTO at ThinkAnalytics, has shared his 2022 industry predictions. Personalised tile promotions will unlock new revenues We’ll see video service providers selling prime tile space on their TV recommendations carousel to content and channel owners who will run campaigns personalised to each viewer. Armed with rich analytics and actionable insights, video […]

December 16, 2021

Netflix gives ‘Continue Watching’ row a fresh start

Netflix subscribers globally can now remove a TV show or movie from their ‘Continue Watching’ row on all devices, including TV, with the click of a button. Users can click on a show or film, and select ‘Remove from Continue Watching; from the page options. If users should change their mind, they can also undo […]

December 9, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Red Bee partners with Stats Perform

Global media services company Red Bee Media has partnered with Stats Perform, a provider of sports data and AI. Stats Perform’s deep sports data provides the foundation for predictive sports analysis used throughout various sports industries, including professional team performance, digital, media, broadcast and legal sports betting. “Working with Stats Perform enables us to add […]

December 8, 2021

Vestel introduces TV Smart Centre app

Vestel is set to bring viewers around Europe extra features for their Smart TVs with the launch of its TV Smart Centre app. Free-to-download, the new TV remote control app is designed for Smart TVs from fifty popular as well as premium brands, offering more personalised control, as well as ultra-convenient and fast access to TV […]

December 8, 2021

SABC invites bids for streaming platform

South Africa’s public broadcaster, SABC, has issued a Request for Proposals (RfP) from potential suppliers of a streaming service that forms a key part of the broadcaster’s future strategy. The 73-page RfP is designed to build on data and suggestions received a year ago from potential streaming technology suppliers. Currently SABC leaves its content to […]

November 29, 2021By Chris Forrester

Vestel teams with Simply.TV for advanced metadata

TV manufacturer Vestel and global metadata specialist Simply.TV have entered into a multi-year EPG agreement for all Vestel-produced smart-TVs across more than 50 countries. Metadata is a known challenge for large TV manufactures and TV operators. The demand is ever increasing for extensive visuals, keywords to drive recommendations, and normalised ID structures linking linear and […]

November 22, 2021

Mediagenix: Live sports programming comes with new challenges  

Live sports came back with a vengeance this summer. Sports rights holders discovered that Covid-19 had only accelerated the fast changes in monetization, technology, and distribution models, and they found their tech stacks were under pressure to answer the new demands in flexibility, openness and functional depth. The eternal challenges of live sports programming are […]

October 25, 2021