AI


Telenet taps Media Distillery AI to improve user experience

Liberty Global-majority owned Belgian cable operator Telenet is teaming up with artificial intelligence specialist Media Distillery to use AI to improve the TV experience for users of digital video recorders and catch-up TV services. Telenet will tap into Media Distillery’s technology that accurately identifies when programmes actually start. This is a pain point for viewers […]

BBC R&D tests AI in live audience setting

The BBC’s research unit, BBC R&D, is testing how AI and machine learning can be applied in live audience environments by conducting an experiment at the BBC, LFCI and Alan Turing Institute’s conference on AI, Society and the Media. The goal of the experiment is to gain a greater understanding of how AI and machine […]

TCL unveils AI-enabled and 8K TVs at IFA

TCL unveiled its new AI-powered television sets at IFA in Berlin, including its first 8K TV. The manufacturer said that the expanded range of AI-powered products is part of TCL’s efforts to build a smart home ecosystem that provides consumers with “a simple, personalised life experience.” The new TV models incorporate TCL’s latest 8K and […]

Paywizard launches AI subscriber intelligence platform

Pay TV-focused billing and customer relationship company Paywizard has launched an artificial intelligence-driven subscriber intelligence platform called Paywizard Singula. Singula is designed to let pay TV operators and OTT providers take a more data-driven approach to customer engagement by using subscriber insights and AI to reduce churn, grow average revenue per user and acquire new […]

Iflix partners with Wattpad on AI-selected Indonesian originals

Iflix has partnered with reading and publishing app Wattpad to co-produce dozens of original movies based on Wattpad stories from Indonesia. Using machine learning, Wattpad will identify stories and trends to develop as Iflix original films, drawing on the more than six million original Indonesian stories that have been uploaded to the service. Iflix said […]

Minute.ly launches AI video analysis platform

Video optimisation platform Minute.ly has launched new product that is designed to analyse live broadcasts and streams in real-time. The company uses artificial intelligence technology to monitor live-stream broadcasts and automatically generate video previews in real-time to increase video engagement with consumers.  “As video strategy becomes increasingly expensive, it is vital for publishers to focus […]

Paywizard taps University of Edinburgh for AI expertise

Billing and customer relationship management specialist Paywizard has teamed up with the University of Edinburgh to develop artificial intelligence capabilities within its next-generation subscriber intelligence platform. The partnership will lean on the EPCC data science unit at the University of Edinburgh. The partnership will see Paywizard work alongside the data science team at EPCC to […]

Lattelecom taps AI to analyse TV ad views

Latvian telecom operator Lattelecom has tapped technology outfit Apply to develop an analytics tool for online TV advertising and audiences across the country. The Claara analytics tool collects data in real time from over 220,000 Latvian homes, providing data for advertisers that can be accessed via the Claara.lv portal. Lattelecom describes Claara as an artificial […]

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 […]

Zone TV taps AI for self-scheduling digital channels

US and Canada-based OTT TV technology outfit Zone-TV is planning to tap the power of artificial intelligence to launch an OTT TV service with ‘linear-like’ channels that automatically schedule themselves according to the preference of the individual viewer. Zone-TV, formerly known as ES3, has acquired rights to about 70,000 shows not previously seen on TV […]