Accedo buys US TV apps company

Interactive TV specialist Accedo has acquired US-based TV app developer CloverLeaf Digital. CloverLeaf delivers TV apps to North American IPTV and cable operators. Its technology includes TV app management and provisioning solutions, which will be integrated into Accedo’s portfolio of solutions. The CloverLeaf team will form the basis of Accedo’s New York City office. “We’re […]

Harmonic launches CCAP solution

TV technology company Harmonic is launching a new converged cable access platform (CCAP) solution. The new solution, which supports Universal EdgeQAM capabilities, will help cable operators to migrate toward an all-IP infrastructure with increased density and fibre bandwidth, according to Harmonic. The company will launch the product at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. “The SCTE Cable-Tec […]

Capablue secures funding

Connected TV specialist Capablue has completed a round of funding and recruited a new director. Capablue said it would use the money to scale the company, improve business development in vertical sectors, strengthen its cloud-based technology platform and expand internationally. The company has also appointed advertising entrepreneur Charlie Makin as a director. Makin will help […]

Alcatel-Lucent passes one million GPON units in 2Q

Alcatel-Lucent says it shipped over one million GPON fibre-to-the-home ports in the second quarter, making it a record three months for GPON sales. Alcatel-Lucent said FTTH growth was being driven by China and the US in particular. In Europe, where recent deals include one to supply Bulgarian telco Vivacom, Alcatel-Lucent is the market leader in […]

TiVo and Verizon settle litigation

DVR technology company TiVo has settled its patent litigation with Verizon Communications and the companies have entered into a mutual patent licensing arrangement. Under the terms of the settlement, Verizon will pay TiVo compensation to the tune of US$250.4 million (€193 million), comprising of a US$100 million initial cash payment followed by recurring quarterly payments […]

Dune HD integrates with KIT digital

Set-top provider Dune HD has integrated its devices with over-the-top TV technology specialist KIT digital’s Connected Devices Framework. The KIT Connected Devices Framework gives Dune HD products, targeted at network operators, content management of the user experience as part of the company’s Cosmos video management platform, according to KIT digital.
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TiVo planning to deepen its consumer research and data activities

TiVo plans to bring the capabilities of consumer data specialist TRA, which it recently acquired, together with its existing StopWatch DVR ratings data portal to deliver deeper consumer data to service providers and advertisers, and will likely bring the combined product to Europe in the near future, according to Joshua Danovitz, vice-president and general manager, […]

Roku adds music and video sharing to app

Over-the-top TV streaming device provider Roku has updated its app to enable users to stream music playlists and photos from iPhones and Android devices to the TV. The new Play on Roku feature also offers improved device discovery, the ability to launch channels using voice commands on Android devices and the option to give unique […]

Telecable launches social TV services with Accedo

Spanish triple-play operator Telecable has partnered with interactive TV company Accedo to launch a new social TV app. The service enables Telecable’s customers to engage with social media directly on the TV, including reading feeds and sharing what they are watching through their social media status profile. Viewers can also view and comment on pictures […]

France 24 launches HbbTV interactivity in Middle East

News broadcaster France 24 is launching a HbbTV-delivered interactive service in the Middle East with operators Orange and Arabsat. The service will enable satellite viewers to use connected TVs to interact with France 24’s linear and on-demand content. It will be delivered in partnership with broadcast services provider GlobeCast this Autumn. GlobeCast will provide ground […]