Virgin Media launches Intelligent WiFi Plus broadband offer

Virgin Media has announced the UK launch of a new mesh WiFi service dubbed Intelligent WiFi Plus. Promising to expand home coverage for Virgin customers, the solution combines new features on the pre-existing Hub 3 and Hub 4 routers with new Intelligent WiFi Pods that help to expand reach across a house. Powered by smart […]

LG launches webOS 6.0

LG has announced the latest update to its webOS smart TV platform. The headline feature of webOS 6.0 is a redesigned layout which replaces the ‘blade’ lineup of apps with a more traditional tile layout which should be instantly recognisable to users of platforms like Apple TV and Android TV. The update, which has been […]

Thai streamer LINE TV launches on ZEASN smart TVs

OTT and smart TV solutions provider ZEASN has announced the launch of Thai video platform LINE TV on its app store for the Whale Eco CTV OS.  LINE TV is one of the most popular video platforms in Thailand, and offers free content to over 40 million viewers in the country. It has content partnerships […]

Amino’s 24i names operator sales director

Video technology outfit and Amino subsidiary 24i has named Lennart Broers as sales director operator solutions, responsible for driving the growth and momentum of the company. Broers was previously part of Amino’s sales team from 2006 to 2014. He has over 20 years’ experience, holding senior sales roles for several key industry players. Dutch service […]

Disney & Discovery execs launch ‘class pass’ streaming firm, backed by Michael Eisner

Former Disney and Discovery execs have launched a new streaming aggregation service, with former Mouse House CEO Michael Eisner backing the venture and ex-CBS Entertainment president Nancy Tellem among those onboard. Struum has received a “multi-million dollar investment” from Eisner’s Tornante Company ahead of the service’s planned roll-out in the spring. The company has been founded by […]

UK to miss Boris Johnson’s ‘turbocharged’ broadband pledge 

The UK Parliament’s spending watchdog has warned that the country will miss its 2025 full-fibre rollout plan. Part of the Conservative’s 2019 election manifesto, Boris Johnson promised that the entirety of the UK would be covered by so-called ‘turbocharged’ broadband by 2025. This however is unlikely to be met, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has […]

LG invests US$80 million in data and measurement firm Alphonso to acquire controlling stake

LG has announced a significant investment in data and measurement firm Alphonso. Pledging nearly US$80 million, the South Korean TV maker will become the largest investor in Alphonso with a controlling stake of more than 50%. As data measurement increasingly becomes central to the business models of TV manufacturers, LG said that it plans to […]

MediaKind updates MediaFirst platform

TV technology provider MediaKind has unveiled a number of developments to its MediaFirst TV platform. The new enhancements include enriched content discovery, encompassing universal search, metadata, and personalisation. According to MediaKind, these new features incorporate several new dynamically generated promotional rows, including a premium streaming service integration within the discover feed. This enables operators to […]

GO Malta taps Divitel for mesh WiFi

Technology outfit Divitel has deployed a managed mesh Wi-Fi system for service provider GO in Malta. GO has invested heavily in the TrueFibre network, a fibre-powered infrastructure that offers broadband speeds up to 1 Gbps. However, according to Divitel, due to a number of factors like higher population density with multiple devices that interfere with […]

Samba TV and Vestel fight ‘Soap Opera Effect’ with launch of new AI tech

TV data and audience analytics company Samba TV has announced a partnership with TV producer Vestel to introduce a ‘groundbreaking’ AI tech. Dubbed Picture Perfect, the tech promises to optimise picture quality in real time for gaming, live sports and movies, and can operate offline. The tech leverages machine learning on the edge device, and […]