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Wyplay and friends unveil Frog Premium, a service platform for Linux and Android STBs...

Wyplay, which provides the open Pay TV middleware platform ‘Frog By Wyplay’, has teamed with Alpha Networks (a company that specialises in back-end services)...

42% of UK broadband homes watched a video subscription service in the last year

The latest Connected Screens report from Mediatel, covering the second half of 2016, also found that 10% of homes are claiming they have UHD and 5% use a VR headset with a games console. Some high-water marks may have been reached, including for the use of smartphones, Facebook and Twitter.

Quickline TV raises the bar for personalized TV; new service based on SeaChange platform...

The Swiss cable operator has launched a new TV service that gives each household member their own profile so content curation is truly personal. SeaChange provided the multiscreen backoffice, device apps and RDK-V set-top box software stack, plus integrations with CDN, encoding and other functions.

Content owners should consider building their own television-focused CDNs, like Netflix

Edgeware will present research at NAB 2017 to show when it makes sense to build rather than hire CDN capacity. Whilst Netflix is the most famous advocate for this model, you do not have to be big to build, the vendor reckons. As the popularity of OTT grows and as 4K content starts to arrive, with its higher bit rates and CDN fees, it may make more sense for content owners to have their own CDN.

SaskTel will implement MediaFirst this year, ready for next-gen IPTV roll-out in 2018

The Canadian telco will use the Ericsson platform to provide a converged in-home and multiscreen experience with a highly personalised UI. The deployment will provide another example of Pay TV operators moving towards a software-defined and cloud-based future.

Trace launches multiscreen SVOD and live TV service after a 12 week build on...

The urban music and entertainment brand is making the new service available in 80 countries initially, with live HD channels and 2,400 on-demand assets. The service illustrates the power of cloud platforms to deliver multi-lingual, multi-territory, multiscreen offers.

UnyQTV means smaller and mid-sized operators can deploy OTT quickly, with little CapEx or...

Unicoms Services, the Bulgarian service and hosted solutions provider, has launched its UnyQTV hosted OTT platform. One of the options for Pay TV providers is a low-risk revenue share model. The platform uses a pre-integrated solution from Conax and Appear TV.

Parks Associates highlights consumer concerns about data privacy

The research firm says 59% of U.S. homes with broadband and Pay TV are ‘bothered’ by the use of personal data to target ads, and 40% worry about the safety of personal data when using online video services. Meanwhile, a private event about the relationship between media companies and data concluded that they should aim to be ethical champions when it comes to consumer privacy and that this could be a market differentiator.

Eutelsat’s Sat.tv mobile programme guide is now available to another 52 million homes, boosting...

Sat.tv, the mobile programme guide from Eutelsat, is expanding to include free-to-air channels broadcasting from its popular 7/8° West neighbourhood. The app is...

TiVo provides conversational search for Sky Q, harnessing natural language processing and advanced metadata

TiVo is providing Sky Q with a natural language, voice-based search solution, making it quicker and easier for Sky Q customers to find the...

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