Arqiva builds cloud-based metadata management for Freeview Play

Communications infrastructure and media services provider Arqiva has built a cloud-based metadata management system for Digital UK, the outfit that leads the development of UK digital-terrestrial platform Freeview. According to Arqivia, the system supports the migration of the Freeview Play service information platform to a public cloud infrastructure, and aggregates, manages and delivers service and […]

Ericsson agrees metadata deal with IMDb

Ericsson has agreed a global metadata deal with the Internet Movie Database (IMDb).  Ericsson will integrate IMDb’s metadata, including ratings and rankings, into its content discovery ecosystem and will become the reseller and integrator of these data sources to service providers around the world. “Finding content across multiple TV platforms and devices continues to be a major […]

DISH agrees metadata deal with TiVo

US pay TV provider DISH has selected TiVo to provide programme metadata across its linear TV, video on demand and DVR platforms.  TiVo announced that DISH has now completed its move to TiVo Metadata following a five-month migration process. “Today’s consumers want a visually-rich entertainment experience that makes it easy for them to quickly identify […]

Turner taps TiVo as EMEA metadata partner

Turner has selected TiVo as its metadata distribution partner for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Under the terms of the deal, Turner will use TiVo’s new Studio, Broadcast and Network Metadata Packages to manage electronic programme guide data and distribution for its 44 EMEA channels. “Today’s consumers demand a fully connected entertainment experience […]

TiVo launches metadata packages

TiVo has introduced ‘enhanced metadata’ packages that incorporate themes, keywords, images and related programs. The packages are aimed at studios, broadcasters and networks and are designed to make it easier for them to increase the visibility of their catalogues. “Studios, broadcasters and networks make large investments to bring the most compelling content to their viewers, […]

TiVo appoints Ericsson exec as metadata SVP

TiVo has appointed Ericsson TV executive Roz Ho as senior vice president and general manager, consumer and metadata. Ho will lead the consumer and metadata teams, overseeing TiVo’s product roadmaps, managing business operations and partnering with TiVo’s business groups. Reporting directly to TiVo executive vice president and chief operating officer, Pete Thompson, she will be […]

BBC on course for Nitro metadata migration

The BBC is on course to migrate its digital platforms to its new Nitro progamme metadata API by June, ahead of opening the API up to third-party users later this year. In a blog post, Nitro project manager Kevin Stone said that the BBC is on track to complete the migration from its legacy metadata […]

Gracenote appoints former M-GO chief as CEO

Video and music metadata specialists Gracenote has appointed John Batter, the former CEO of movie and TV streaming service M-GO, as its new CEO.  Batter will take up the role on September 2, leading Gracenote’s day-to-day operations, setting its strategic direction and driving growth for the firm’s core metadata and technology businesses. He will report […]

Canal Digital partners with Red Bee on metadata

Nordic pay-TV platform Canal Digital DTH has signed a mutli-year deal with Red Bee Media, which will supply metadata services across Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. The agreement will see Red Bee provide rich EPG content, including localised programme descriptions and images, powering content discovery for over 250 channels in five languages – Norwegian, Swedish, […]