Apple reveals tvOS 13 update details

Apple has previewed the latest iteration of its tvOS operating system for Apple TV. The new update, available later this year, was announced during Apple’s WWDC 2019 keynote in San Francisco. Key features of the update – which will be compatible with Apple TV HD and Apple TV 4K devices – include a new home […]

Viaccess-Orca and Wyplay build pre-integrated end-to-end TV platform

OTT and TV platform provider Viaccess-Orca (VO) has announced a partnership with Wyplay, a global TV Professional Services and Video Platform Solutions provider, to build a pre-integrated end-to-end TV platform. This end-to-end TV platform is highly scalable and flexible, and is designed to address the needs of OTT content providers and pay-tv service providers for […]

Dave Shull appointed TiVo CEO

TiVo has made Dave Shull its new president and CEO. Interim president Raghu Rau will become vice chairperson of the firm’s board of directors. “We are thrilled to announce Dave Shull as Raghu’s successor,” said Jim Meyer, chairman of the board of directors. “In addition to Dave’s deep experience in the Pay-TV, OTT and digital […]

Yospace and Seven extend partnership

Server-side ad insertion (SSAI) technology vendor Yospace has announced the extension of its partnership with Australian commercial TV network Seven. This move, the company says, will enable SSAI into live OTT channels.   The announcement marks the third year of a partnership in which Yospace’s SSAI technology has been leveraged to create new, addressable ad […]

Sony: prime time ‘set to die’

Prime time hour is ‘set to die’, claims a new report from Sony. In the recently published ‘Evolution of the Living Room’, the company surveyed 6,000 European consumers on their attitudes and behaviours. It found that while the average viewer watches over 15 hours a week, only 6% of people make a point to watch […]

Nagra and HD Plus extend content protection partnership to smart TVs

Content protection provider Nagra has renewed its contract with SES German platform subsidiary HD Plus and extended it to include content protection on smart TVs. Nagra content protection supports the recently announced HD Plus solution on Smart TVs not requiring an external device, such as a conditional access module (CAM) or set-top box. The solution […]

Zappware Strategy Summit: WIND Hellas reinvents TV experience with UX Focus

A year ago, Greek telco WIND Hellas launched its new multi-screen pay-TV service in Greece. Built and operated by Zappware as a turnkey service, WIND VISION has taken the market by storm, combining DVB and OTT in one hybrid Android TV box and propelling rapid growth. “Our goal was to offer our customers a unique […]

Kudelski targets connected cars market with L&T partnership

TV technology and security specialist Kudelski is extending its reach into adjacent markets by teaming up with engineering consultancy outfit L&T Technology Services to provide security for connected coars and industrial systems. The pair have struck a partnership to provide technology for industrial equipment manufacturers and automotive manufacturers to provide industrial systems and connected cars […]

Two new appointments at Globecast

Media solutions provider Globecast has announced two UK-based appointments in its distribution and contribution teams. Jack Braybrook has joined the content and distribution team as account manager (AM), Distribution, while James Whittaker has joined the contribution team as business development manager (BDM) OU Sports and Events. “Jack and James have the proper skillsets to help […]

Enghouse wraps up Espial acquisition

Toronto-based enterprise software solutions firm Enghouse Systems has completed its acquisition of Espial Group. Espial provides video service providers (VSPs) with a cloud-based software platform for their video and entertainment services. The company’s software is in millions of operator-managed set-top boxes internationally. In a statement, Enghouse said that Espial “enables VSPs to bring to market […]