Google reportedly looking to add Chromecast integration to Nest smart speakers

Google is reportedly working on integrating its Nest Audio smart speakers with its Chromecast streaming devices. In a comment made to The Wall Street Journal for a feature on smart speakers, a Google spokesperson said that the company is looking to integrate its smart home devices, though they did not specifically mention which products. It […]

Tricolor employs Orange Business Services’s Genesys Engage for omnichannel contact centre

Russian operator Tricolor has announced a partnership with Orange Business Services to deploy an advanced omnichannel contact centre in the country. Tricolor, which reaches 12.2 million households across its services and is the country’s largest pay TV operator, will leverage the Genesys Engage multi-cloud solution to interact with customers across the country via voice, chat, […]

Google offers half price Netflix in new Chromecast bundle

Ahead of the holiday buying season, Google has partnered with Netflix to launch a bundle of its new Chromecast device and the streaming service. The new Chromecast with Google TV streaming device launched at the beginning of October with a RRP of US$49.99 as the first major iteration on the Chromecast range in seven years. […]

iKO Media Group launches new EPG creation product

Boutique end-to-end media service firm iKO Media Group has announced the launch of its new EPG creation solution, iKOMAX.  The solution promises to “allow TV channels to be in the frontline of EPG technology without spending efforts and funds on both human capital and equipment.” The iKOMAX solution is a holistic cloud-based system for both […]

Proximus picks Technicolor Connected Home for new STB

Belgian operator Proximus partnered with Technicolor Connected Home to deploy its new ‘Proximus Pickx’ V7 decoder. The new set-top-box is equipped with the Android P operating system which allows access to both Proximus’s pay TV service along with apps such as YouTube, Netflix, Spotify and Disney+. Technocolor said that the platform will allow network service […]

The Explorers and Ateme launch VVC-based pop-up channel

The Explorers, a collaborative global media platform focusing on the natural world and video technology outfit Ateme have launched a new OTT live channel using the VVC next-generation compression codec.  The channel will be hosted from now until December 11 on the Akamai CDN. The OTT channel, launched with Ateme for a one-month month period, is […]

Ceasefire declared between Xperi and Comcast as pair announce 15-year patent deal

TiVo owner Xperi and Comcast have come to a truce over their outstanding patent litigation by entering into a new 15-year licence agreement.  The deal is backdated to the end of the prior deal between TiVo and Comcast in 2016, therefore running through to 2031. Since completing their merger in June, Xperi took over the […]

Crackle Plus partners with Amagi for FAST distribution

AVOD operator Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment has announced a partnership between Crackle Plus and Amagi to power the linear channel experience for Crackle, Popcornflix and other channels on its growing list of Free Ad-Supported TV (FAST) platforms. The channels will be available at launch on platforms like Plex and VIZIO Watch Free, with […]

Roku hits new heights with 46 million users

Roku has once again exceeded expectations, with its latest set of results revealing that the streaming device maker now has 46 million monthly active accounts. That figure is up by 43% for the year, with streaming hours up a similarly impressive 54% to 14.8 billion. The company reported US$451.7 million in revenue, up 73% year-over-year […]