Facebook: 94% of TV viewers watch with phone in hand

Some 94% of US TV viewers keep their smartphone in hand while watching TV, according to research by Facebook IQ. Facebook’s research and insights arm said that viewers focused on the TV screen just 53% of the time and that one of the top reasons they looked away was to use their smartphones. Facebook IQ […]

WISI taps former Aereo technology for Project Katamaran OTT platform

Cable technology provider WISI has used ANGA COM to launch Project Katamaran, a new multiscreen and OTT offering targeted a medium-sized operators looking to launch TV Everywhere services as well as other OTT providers. The offering is based on the acquisition earlier this year of the technology used to power the abortive Aereo service in […]

Decline of TV viewing ‘accelerating,’ says Accenture

Video consumption across different devices, anytime, is accelerating the decline of traditional TV viewing, according to a new global research report by Accenture.  The ‘Digital Video and the Connected Consumer’ study claims there to be “double-digit declines in TV viewing globally” among viewers of “nearly all ages”. “We are seeing a definitive pendulum shift away […]

Sky plans 4K set-top box

UK service provider Sky is reportedly planning to launch a next-generation set-top box in the spring that will support ultra high-definition, 4K content. According to a Telegraph report, the box has been developed as part of a major overhaul of Sky’s TV technology, with cloud programme storage and multiscreen viewing on smartphones and tablets to […]

Ono expands TiVo deployment with multiscreen offering

Spanish cable operator Ono has expanded its TiVo deployment by using TiVo’s cloud service APIs to offer consistent integrated search, browse and discovery capabilities across any screen.  Ono announced at IBC that it will integrate TiVo’s service capabilities into its TV everywhere mobile and web apps, including search and discovery and remote PVR recording management […]

Zattoo to manage multiscreen IPTV for Telecom Liechtenstein

Swiss-based online TV service provider Zattoo is set to roll out an end-to-end multiscreen TV service deployment for its first IPTV customer, Telecom Liechtenstein, in the second half of 2014. Zattoo will develop, host and manage the multiscreen IPTV service for the operator, taking care of the full technical implementation and operations. This includes: satellite […]

Sweden’s Boxer TV to launch multiscreen service

Swedish pay-TV operator Boxer TV is gearing up to launch a multiscreen, TV everywhere service this autumn. The extension of Boxer’s existing DTT and on-demand service will initially support iOS and Android-based smartphones and tablets and will be based on technology provided by content protection and delivery firm Viaccess-Orca. Boxer TV’s multiscreen offering will be […]

SeaChange teams up with Invidi for multiscreen advertising

Technology providers SeaChange International and Invidi Technologies have developed a joint software solution that they say will enable video service providers to coordinate multiscreen television ad campaigns across traditional linear, linear addressable, video-on-demand, catch-up, network DVR, and over-the-top streams. The pair’s Cross-Platform Campaign Management Solution enables advertising insertion into linear addressable, video-on-demand and OTT content […]

ADB unveils UnifyTV for multiscreen TV

Set-top provider ADB has unveiled UnifyTV, which it describes as an application environment that provides a write once, run anywhere set of APIs for the development of multiscreen services. UnifyTV software will underpin ADB and third-party user interfaces including the ADB Graphyne UI, with the intention of making it easier to offer a consistent look […]

Harmonic and Elemental top multiscreen encoder market

Harmonic and its rapidly growing rival Elemental are locked in a “virtual tie” to lead the multiscreen encoder market, according to a recent assessment by ABI Research. The research ranked Envivio in third place and noted that the encoding market is expanding both in terms of revenue and the number of companies competing in the […]

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