Ono adds remote record to TiVo

Spanish cable operator Ono has added remote record to its TiVo platform. Users can schedule a recording using any compute with internet access. TiVo by Ono lets users record two channels simultaneously and store more than 200 hours of content. The platform is currently available in Madrid and Barcelona and will roll out to the […]

SeaChange’s software business contributes to revenue increase

VOD technology company SeaChange has reported third quarter revenues of US$53.4 million (€40 million), a 9% year-on-year increase. The company’s software segment contributed the majority of revenues at US$37.6 million, up US$4.4 million, which it attributed to a significant home gateway licensing transaction with a large domestic service provider, higher VOD software revenues from eventIS […]

Motorola Barometer highlights changing TV habits

Research from Motorola shows that consumers’ appetite for mobile TV, social TV and connected services is increasing. Motorola Mobility’s 2011 Media Engagement Barometer, an independent study of video consumption habits among 9,000 consumers in 16 markets, shows that people spend an average of 12 hours online a week. Over half of respondents (61%) said they […]

GlobeCast expands capacity over Russia

Media services provider GlobeCast has expanded its capacity over Russia by taking Ku-band capacity on the Yamal-201 satellite. Uplinked from Moscow, and located at 90° East, GlobeCast’s platform on Yamal-201 will offer free-to-air or encrypted channels coverage from eastern Europe to the Pacific, and from northern China to Siberia. According to GlobeCast, the platform offers […]

Accedo opens app store for Boxer

Connected TV app developer Accedo has announced that its Application Sphere app store has been integrated with Swedish digital-terrestrial pay TV provider Boxer’s new on-demand set-top box.
 The store will be populated with pre-packaged apps from Accedo’s portfolio of games and media apps, including a weather service and social media applications such as Twitter, Facebook […]

Amino ships four million set-tops

IP set-top vendor Amino has sold and shipped its four-millionth device. Amino said the milestone device, an M540 PVR IPTV set-top box, will be deployed by Netherlands-based fibre network operator Glashart Media. Amino CEO Andrew Burke said: “This is a great achievement and one which everyone associated with Amino is very proud. While our products […]

FetchTV app goes live on Panasonic Viera

IP Vision has launched a connected TV app for its FetchTV OTT platform on Panasonic Smart Viera TVs. The UK company has also confirmed the app will launch on Samsung’s Smart TV platform early next year. The FetchTV app offers on-demand access to movies from major studios and various specialist TV channels. Content can be […]

New CEO for SeaChange

SeaChange International has appointed board member Raghu Rau as interim CEO, replacing the retired company founder, chairman and CEO Bill Styslinger. Thomas Olson, the former CEO of Katz Media Group and National Cable Media, has been named chairman of the board. “We would like to express our appreciation to Bill Styslinger for founding SeaChange and […]

Brightcove launches App Cloud platform

Online video technology specialist Brightcove has launched its App Cloud platform, designed to enable media publishers and web developers to build content-centric apps for multiple devices using common web standards including HTML5, CSS and JavaScript.
According to Brightcove, App Cloud is designed to make building native apps for iOS, as well as Android smartphones and tablets, […]

Samsung completes first smart TV installation for hotels

TV manufacturer Samsung has completed what it says is the first installation of Smart TVs for the hospitality industry. Samsung has installed a connected TV system at the Grange Tower Bridge hotel in London. According to the company, hoteliers can create a tailored profile for each facility in the hotel, choosing from a selection of […]