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Access Europe licenses Eurofins’ Ligada iSuite for HbbTV and Freeview Play

Technology outfit Access Europe has signed a licensing agreement with Eurofins Digital Testing for its Ligada iSuite enhance conformance testing for HbbTV and Freeview Play. The deal enables Access to ensure that its NetFront Browser BE provides a commercially supported and regularly updated Chromium-based platform to consumer electronics manufacturers for next-generation Android and Linux based HbbTV Smart TVs and […]

Kidomi kids app joins Access Twine for Cars

Technology company Access Europe has teamed up with digital media outfit Fingerprint Digital to bring the latter’s Kidomi kids entertainment app to vehicles via the Access Twine for Car in-vehicle infotainment system. The agreement will bring t Fingerprint’s Kidomi app to rear-seat entertainment screens globally. Kidomi is an all-in-one kids app delivering family-friendly content with […]

Viacom to beam German channels directly to cars with Access deal

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) is adding a selection of its channels to mobile IT solutions provider’s Access Twine4Car product.  The deal will see Access acquire the rights to make linear feeds of MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon available in German-language for integration into in-car infotainment systems being developed by German car manufacturers. The channels […]

Access tapped for cable set-tops ahead of Japanese 4K launch

Panasonic System Solutions Japan has tapped TV technology outfit Access to provide its NetFront Browser BE v2 DTV Profile for digital cable set-tops that will support new 4K satellite broadcasting services to begin in December. The browser will be used in TZ-LT1000BW, a new basic model to be launched in November 2018, and TZ-HT3000BW, a […]

Neale Foster becomes CEO of Access Europe

Technology company Access has named Neale Foster as CEO of Access Europe and a member of the company’s board. Foster will be responsible for driving the company’s strategy and realising Access’ ambition to offer best in class experiences in and out of the home – including in connected cars and devices by leveraging the Internet […]

LG introduces ThinQ AI in latest smart TVs

LG is embedding artificial intelligence (AI) functionality into its 2018 smart TV line, letting consumers use their TVs as smart-home hubs. LG is introducing ThinQ AI and an advanced image processor in its latest LG OLED and LG Super UHD TVs. The ThinQ technology will let customers speak directly into their TV’s remote control to enable voice […]

Access teams up with DTVKit

Access and DTVKit have teamed up to offer open standards-based solutions to the connected entertainment industry. According to the pair, the partnership with reduce development time by providing a pre-integrated Chromium browser and DVB components for HbbTV and HTML5 connected applications. Access will demonstrate its solutions supporting HbbTV, HTML5 and Freeview Play’s 2017 iteration at […]

Access releases Netfront Browser BE SDK for Linux and Android

OTT video specialist Access has released its Netfront Browser BE software development kit version 2.4 for Linux and Android platforms. The HTML5 compliant browser provides a standards-based solution for operators looking to deploy a single service across multiple platforms, according to the company. Targeted at system-on-chip vendors, connected device manufacturers, automotive platform suppliers and OEMs, […]

BT Sport boss defends football ratings, calls for more access

The head of BT Sport, Simon Green, has dismissed fears about declining sports ratings, but called on the Premier League to allow broadcasters more off-the-pitch access. Speaking at the KPMG and Microsoft’s Football Benchmark Forum event in London yesterday, Green said that millennial viewers are still interested in live sport and insisted that any dip […]

Access and Foxxum to offer TV store solution

Access’ portfolio of TV browsers is being pre-integrated by smart TV solutions provider Foxxum as part of a partnership between the two companies. The partnership is designed to improve the quality of experience of Foxxum’s smart TV app store on Linux and Android devices by supporting the latest industry standards. Foxxum’s smart TV solution is […]

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