UKTV launches voice-enabled search on Amazon Fire TV

UKTV has claimed it is the first UK broadcaster to make its on-demand programming available to find through voice-enabled universal search on Amazon Fire TV. Viewers can now find UKTV shows by speaking into their remote control for compatible Alexa voice-enabled models of the Amazon Fire TV or Amazon Fire TV Stick. Once detected, the Amazon […]

Deutsche Telekom to launch integrated search

Deutsche Telekom plans to launch a comprehensive integrated search and discovery system as part of its Entertain TV offering next year, according to Sven Weissenfels, senior expert at content partnering at the operator, speaking on a panel session at MIPCOM this morning. Weissenfels also said that Deutsche Telekom is to launch Netflix on its set-top […]

TiVo pays US$135 million for Digitalsmiths

DVR maker TiVo has agreed to pay US$135 million (€99.3 million) for cloud-based content discovery service Digitalsmiths, in a move it said would accelerate its evolution to a device-agnostic, cloud-based service provider. TiVo said that the deal will expand its role with tier-one US service providers, as Digitalsmiths has relationships with seven of the top […]

SeaChange and ThinkAnalytics partner on video delivery, recommendations

Video technology provider SeaChange International and multiplatform TV search and recommendations engine, ThinkAnalytics, are integrating their services as part of a global reseller agreement.  Under the deal, the firms will integrate SeaChange’s Adrenalin multi-screen video platform with ThinkAnalytics’ search and recommendations engine, offering a joint solution that covers content delivery and discovery. “Multi-screen television content […]

Jinni and Ooyala partner on video discovery

Search and discovery software provider Jinni is partnering with video streaming and analytics firm Ooyala to offer “advanced video discovery technology” for media companies, broadcasters and pay TV operators. The firms said the new technology will combine Ooyala’s machine-learning big-data analytics systems with Jinni’s semantic discovery to deliver a “new level of video personalisation for […]

Netflix rolls out Android updates

Netflix has rolled out a new version of its Android app for tablets and smartphones, offering improved search and personalisation options. The update supports Netflix Profiles, which lets different members of the same household log into the same Netflix account – a feature that is already available on the PC version of the service. The […]

Google adds TV show information to search results

Google is adding more TV information to its search results, making it easier for users to find out about specific episodes of their favourite programmes.  Announcing the update yesterday, Google said that US users looking for a specific show will now see all episodes listed along with their air dates. They will also be able […]

Sky upgrades Sky+ search functionality

Sky is updating its Sky+ HD box with new functionality, designed to make it easier for viewers to find content.  The UK satellite TV firm said the latest update would roll out over the coming months and will let customers that have connected their Sky+HD box to their home broadband search by title, actor, event, […]