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Linear-on-Demand is now ready to deploy, enabling personal channels built from live and VOD...

Linear-on-Demand takes live, linear and on-demand content from broadcast and streaming sources and pulls them into a linear schedule that viewers can easily navigate. A new solution from 3SS, Media Distillery and XroadMedia is now ready to deploy with Android TV Operator Tier. The system has a deep understanding of what is inside content and can create granular user profiles and match those to even more content.

Sourcepoint helps media companies ensure consumer privacy preferences are respected consistently across devices

The New York based company is determined to increase transparency associated with the use of consumer data in the media industry and the ‘compensation’ people receive for allowing access to it. The company has just launched its OTT compliance solution to capture and transmit consumer privacy preference signals from within OTT and connected TV environments.

White paper reveals the design and deployment details for Liberty Global’s new Horizon 4...

Some interesting details about the design and deployment of Liberty Global’s new Horizon 4 platform have been revealed in a case study paper this...

Wurl helps stream and monetise Hollywire celebrity news for connected TV

The celebrity news outlet Hollywire will stream a 24/7 linear celebrity news channel to new OTT platforms including Samsung TV Plus using Wurl, whose connected TV distribution and advertising services help video producers build global distribution for ad-supported content.

Cable Bahamas upgrades UI for every STB using cloud virtualization, with no new boxes...

The Bahamas operator has unified the user experience across set-top boxes and mobile video, with the television UI delivered from the cloud. Legacy set-top boxes, regardless of model, memory or CPU, have been upgraded. Avoiding the need for new STBs saves CapEx. Agility is another benefit – updates can be deployed more quickly, at lower cost.

AWS Elemental MediaLive moves statmuxing to the cloud, improving flexibility

Statistical multiplexing is now available with the fully managed cloud-based AWS Elemental MediaLive video processing service. Flexibility is a key benefit, notably the ability to add, remove or update live channels based on evolving audience and business needs, and easily introduce new codecs, and prioritise resources on a per-channel basis.

Congratulations Sky UK, for your amazing Christmas advert!

Editor's comment: Sky in the UK have just blasted everyone out of the water with their Christmas ad, released this week. Department store John...

WIND Hellas adds network PVR to its Android TV service, helped by Zappware

The Greek communications provider says the integration of WIND VISION television channels, Netflix and the Google ecosystem has been key to winning market share for a service that was launched 18 months ago. The cloud recording feature creates a box-set of a series with a single request.

Sky and BBC are exploring the use of AdSmart technology to enable targeted trailers...

The BBC and Sky are in the early stages of exploring how Sky’s AdSmart targeting technology – which is used to deliver addressable advertising...

Sky and BBC help each other to strengthen their roles as aggregator and broadcaster

The two companies have announced closer content and technology collaboration, starting with the addition of BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button capabilities and children’s box-sets on the Sky Q platform. The use of Sky AdSmart to power PromoSmart, so that content trailers between live BBC programmes can be targeted to households based on their interests, is being explored.

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