Advanced Television


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

Eutelsat’s makes progress in MENA

Last year Eutelsat released its set-top box in the MENA region. The idea was to make it easy for viewers to arrange the hundreds of free-to-view channels available into simple to use menu options complete with channel logos and images. Most pay-TV operators have been doing this for years, but in the MENA market […]

October 13, 2021By Chris Forrester

Asharq News selects Icareus Playout EPG solution

Asharq News has selected Icareus’ broadcast platform Icareus Playout EPG platform to manage and distribute EPG data of the news channel distributed via satellite. Asharq News, launched in November 2020, is a 24/7, multiplatform Arabic news service reaching across the Arab world and beyond with a unique approach: news and in-depth analysis reported through the […]

October 7, 2021

Smart TV Football Corner app from Vestel

Multi-brand TV manufacturer Vestel has launched a new app that it says will immerse football fans across Europe in every big match, and major tournament. Designed in collaboration with agency and app creator, TeraVolt, the Football Corner app is available now on all Vestel-manufactured Smart TVs, including those made for brands such as Hitachi, JVC, […]

May 25, 2021

Babeleye EPG solution for SES HD+ Ghana

Babeleye, a global specialist in content metadata for video plathorms, has integrated its Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) solution into the HD+ Service, the recently launched premium broadcast TV service marketed by SES HD+ Ghana, a subsidiary of SES. The HD+ EPG is based on DVB standards, and is currently presented in English language. Theodore Asampong, […]

March 26, 2021

DNA signs with Simply.TV for metadata and advanced content discovery

Finnish TV operators have, similar to their colleagues in other Nordic markets, felt the entry of both global and regional streaming services in previous years; and so are the national broadcasters also gearing up their D2C offerings. With the changed market landscape, DNA has chosen Simply.TV as their partner to support its TV business in […]

March 17, 2021

​Eutelsat launches EPG

Eutelsat Communications has successfully launched, its enhanced Electronic Programme Guide for FTA channels. The service is already operating at the 7/8° West position, serving over 56 million Arabic-speaking homes across the Middle East and North Africa and is being progressively deployed at other Eutelsat video neighbourhoods. runs on low-cost set-top boxes and is […]

November 3, 2020