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Roku rolls out OS 7.5 update for Roku TVs, devices
Connected TVs & Devices
Roku rolls out OS 7.5 update for Roku TVs, devices
Nov 02 2016 8:15 AM

Roku today is rolling out a new OS that comes with several new features including one that gives owners of Roku TVs who supplement their SVOD experiences with over-the-air broadcasts the ability to pause a broadcast program for 90 minutes.

Roku’s new OS7.5 starts auto-deploying to existing devices today.

The Live TV pause allows Roku TV users to pause and playback digital broadcasts as long as they have a 16 GB or larger USB storage device attached to their TVs.

Amazon Fire TV adds Netflix, HBO Go, HBO Now to universal search
Connected TVs & Devices, Search and Recommendation, OTT
Amazon Fire TV adds Netflix, HBO Go, HBO Now to universal search
Sep 07 2016 6:45 AM

One of Amazon Fire TV’s best features is its ability to search outside Amazon Prime Instant Video. Yes, the search still prioritizes its master’s content, listing availability on Prime Instant Video and Prime’s electronic sell through before other sources. But search on Amazon Fire TV devices has just gotten better, as Netflix, HBO Go and, soon, HBO Now, have been added to the list.

For current device owners, a free over-the-air upgrade will install the new software.

Ooyala News
Personalized recommendations on any device
Aug 26 2016 9:30 AM

You have a video service up and running. Step one done. Now, that’s a relief. But now you are monitoring your stats - staring at the number of views which is not growing as fast as you wanted. You know you need a step 2. What is it? The answer: Personalize the user experience.

Virgin Media’s TiVo box get significant ‘intelligence’ upgrade
EMEA, Pay TV, Search and Recommendation, OTT
Virgin Media’s TiVo box get significant ‘intelligence’ upgrade
Aug 15 2016 7:30 AM

The argument over “lean-forward” and “lean-back” TV viewing experiences has been, largely, pushed into the background as more viewers become increasingly comfortable with the need to do a little bit more work in finding the content they really want to watch among the growing number of online outlets.

In a content-rich world, Discovery is critical to user experience
Ooyala News
In a content-rich world, Discovery is critical to user experience
Jun 06 2016 5:45 AM

I stopped at an ice cream shop with my daughter last week, on our way to the park, and she said, “Mommy, there’re so many options to choose from, I don’t know what to get.”  

After some time, she added, “I am wasting all the time thinking instead of getting to the park sooner.”

Charter CEO: Broadband is 'a major growth opportunity for us'
Earnings, Pay TV, Search and Recommendation
Charter CEO: Broadband is 'a major growth opportunity for us'
Feb 04 2016 8:30 AM

Charter Communications, which added 115,000 high-speed Internet subs in Q4, sees the broadband business as a major opportunity that it so far has under penetrated.

Report: Relevant, personalized content crucial to growth of digital video
OTT, Mobile, Search and Recommendation
Report: Relevant, personalized content crucial to growth of digital video
Jun 03 2015 9:15 AM

Video consumers want relevance and convenience, and are adopting delivery platforms that offer attractive content, easy discovery, social community and a personalized experience.

A new study from PwC contends those consumers – regardless of where they are – see “no significant divide between digital and traditional media.”

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International film discovery start-up FilmDoo to launch at Cambridge Film Festival
Aug 27 2014 12:30 PM
Have you ever watched a great independent or foreign movie and thought to yourself: “That was better than any Hollywood blockbuster I’ve seen lately"? But how do you find out about these cool indie and international movies if they don’t happen to be screening at your local theater?
 
Search and Recommendation
If R2D2 controlled the remote: A peek into the future of personalized video
Jul 17 2014 4:30 AM

Movies and TV programs have featured their share of robots over the years, some of them kind and some downright creepy. The robots from the Star Wars’ clan are some of the good guys: R2D2 is the ultimate buddy and co-pilot, and Lieutenant Commander Data, from Star Trek the Next Generation, is a computational wiz and overall great COO. Rather than being menacing, these bots are always ready to lend a hand.