Links Week Commencing 22nd November 2021

by Bob Raikes

Every week we see some articles that don’t really need comment or are just plain interesting. Here are a few from the first part of this week. SNA Displays Videowall Brings Aquarium to Life …

Tags:Augmented Reality| Automotive| Desktop Monitors| EPGs| Game Playing| R&D (Research & Development)| Small Pixel Pitch LED SPP| TVs (TV Sets)| Vestel

TiVo and Roku Share Patents in New Agreement

by Alan Spencer

TiVo and Roku have signed a multi-year intellectual property licence agreement covering both company’s patent portfolios as well as OTT assets of the intellectual ventures patent portfolio under the TiVo/IV licensing partnership. In addition, …

Tags:EPGs| Large Display Monitor| Roku| Tivo| Vol 24 - Issue 15

Evolution Digital Uses TiVo to Deliver eGuide

by Alan Spencer

Evolution Digital has signed a renewal agreement with TiVo to deploy eGuide, a newly designed IPG. The IPG is powered by TiVo Metadata, a navigation scheme which is like TiVo’s current iGuide. The eGuide …

Tags:EPGs| Large Display Monitor| Tivo| Vol 24 - Issue 11

Gracenote Upgrades Guide for Video, Music and Sport

by Alan Spencer

Gracenote is launching an entertainment databases for video, music and sport, which will enable global service providers and smart device makers to provide voice and text search to their subscribers. The new entertainment databases …

Tags:EPGs| Large Display Monitor| Vol 24 - Issue 08

TiVo Renews Licenses with Panasonic

by Bob Raikes

Tivo Corp has said that Rovi, a Tivo company, has renewed a licence with Panasonic Corporation for the supply of the company’s products for the Japan market, including G-Guide, G-Guide HTML and G-Guide xD, …

Tags:EPGs| Large Display Monitor| Rovi| Tivo| Vol 23 - Issue 43


Fire TV Voice Search Expanded

by Yvette Raikes

Amazon says that its streaming media player Fire TV is being updated to allow a universal voice search for Netflix, HBO Go and, later, HBO Now. The update will also apply to the Fire …

Tags:Amazon| EPGs| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Voice Input| Vol 23 - Issue 35

Apple Planning Universal EPG

by Tom Allen

Recode claims that Apple is developing a new universal EPG. The guide would work across Apple TV STBs and other devices, like iPhones. It could be used to see the content on offer from …

Tags:Apple| EPGs| Large Display Monitor| STBs| Vol 23 - Issue 31

PMDA is a New EPG Metadata Source

by Tom Allen

GVIDI (Netherlands), Deutsche Mailbox, (Germany) We-TV (France) and EBS (UK) have come together to form a group called the Program Metadata Alliance. The aim is to provide accurate EPG metadata to TV providers across …

Tags:EPGs| Large Display Monitor| Vol 23 - Issue 22

Is the End in Sight for the Couch Potato?

by Tom Allen

We attended the Digital Television Group (DTG) Summit in London in mid-May, which this year was themed around the topic of ‘tomorrow’s consumer’. Charles Dawes – senior director of international marketing for discovery firm …

Tags:DTG Summit 2016| EPGs| Rovi| TV Viewing| Vol 23 - Issue 20