DTVE announces free symposium on TV as an app

Digital TV Europe has announced the next DTVE Digital Symposium session to take place on October 26 on the subject of TV as an app. TV as an app has become a mainstream way of consuming video, and service providers have followed the trend by looking to establish themselves as super-aggregators of third-party content to […]

TV as an app: the choices facing service providers

Service providers are increasingly looking to enhance their service proposition by aggregating apps and presenting them to users in a unified user experience. But this TV-as-an-app model presents challenges. How can service providers deliver a consistent app store user experience over multiple types of set-tops at scale while retaining flexibility and independence? Delivering an app […]

Cable Bahamas taps joint Zodiac-ActiveVideo tech for installed boxes

Zodiac Interactive and ActiveVideo have partnered on a joint solution that will enable pay TV operators to provide advanced user experiences and premium services on installed set-top boxes. The integrated solution combines the cloud virtualisation capabilities of the ActiveVideo CloudTV platform with Zodiac’s PowerUp Stack software and PowerUp AMS cloud platform. The joint solution can […]

Arris and Charter buy ActiveVideo for US$135 million

Arris and Charter Communications have established a joint venture to buy cloud TV specialist ActiveVideo for roughly US$135 million (€127 million).  Arris will own 65% of the joint venture company and will be the sales channel for ActiveVideo’s CloudTV software platform, with Charter holding the other 35%. ActiveVideo’s CloudTV platform is designed to let service […]

UPC Hungary to extend cloud-based YouTube to all boxes

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Hungary is to expand its ActiveVideo-powered cloud-based YouTube app to its entire base of set-tops, having experienced strong take-up from deployment of the platform to its base of HD boxes. Speaking at the OTTtv World Summit in London this morning, Arpad Jordan, CTO central and eastern Europe, Liberty Global, said […]

UPC Hungary claims success for cloud-based YouTube app

Viewing minutes on Liberty Global-owned UPC Hungary’s cloud-delivered YouTube service have exceeded one million per day in the three months since the service launched. Following the first phase of the rollout, the company will continue the developments to enable all UPC digital cable TV households to enjoy online content on TV by the end of […]

Liberty partners with ActiveVideo for Horizon

Liberty Global has partnered with multiplatform technology firm ActiveVideo, opting to use the latter’s CloudTV software in its Horizon advanced set-top service. CloudTV delivers user interfaces in the cloud, offering consistent multiscreen delivery using optimised browser technology, according to ActiveVideo. “Liberty Global is using ActiveVideo’s CloudTV platform to complement its cloud UI strategy and expand […]

Glashart Media moves to cloud-based TV with ActiveVideo

KPN-owned IPTV service provider Glashart Media has migrated its interactive services to ActiveVideo’s CloudTV H5 platform. Netherlands-based Glashart Media is using CloudTV H5 to deliver cloud UIs and other rich interactive services – including an EPG, on-demand video, Cloud DVR, and other advanced applications – to thin-client IPTV devices. The CloudTV-powered service is live in […]

ActiveVideo unveils enhanced CloudTV, names new customers

ActiveVideo has enhanced its CloudTV platform to enable service providers to deliver TV to any connected device as an application and has announced a raft of major customers. The CloudTV H5 platform can, according to ActiveVideo, now support scaleable deployments effectively through the use of four major innovations. These include render layers, enabling complex UIs […]

ActiveVideo Networks hires former Cisco exec

US-based video technology company ActiveVideo Networks has appointed former Cisco executive Murali Nemani as senior vice president and chief marketing officer. Nemani will be responsible for building out ActiveVideo’s CloudTV platform,  which unifies all forms of content – from the web, TV, social, mobile and VoD – onto any video screen. Nemani joins after five years […]