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TiVo today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019. Earlier, the Company also announced a plan to split its Product and IP Licensing businesses into two separate independent companies.

We had a solid quarter with a strong focus on company execution,” said Raghu Rau, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer. “Management has, and will remain, focused on driving growth with profitability by executing the previously announced five

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The top 10 service providers in the United States collectively lost over one-and-a-quarter million television subscribers in the first quarter of 2019, as reported by the informitv Multiscreen Index.

AT&T moved to the top of the table, with 22.36 million premium television subscribers in the United States, as it now combines the results for DIRECTV and AT&T U-verse. It also sustained the greatest subscriber losses, shedding 544,000 premium customers, and a further 89,000 from

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TiVo Corporation, a global leader in entertainment technology and audience insights, has announced that Armstrong has chosen TiVo’s Next-Gen Platform to bring cutting-edge entertainment solutions to its subscribers. With more than 50 years of experience in the cable television industry, Armstrong has been a leader in innovation, providing state-of-the art services and high reliability across areas in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Maryland.

Armstrong will utilise TiVo’s Next-Gen Platform to seamlessly transition to IPTV by

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Proposals to improve BBC iPlayer for audiences by making programmes available for longer and offering more box sets and archive titles have been submitted to Ofcom.

The BBC is proposing that programmes should be available on BBC iPlayer for at least 12 months after they are first shown; selected returning titles should be available as full box sets of all series; and BBC iPlayer should showcase more content from the BBC archive.

The proposals have

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Tata Sky, India’s leading content distribution platform, has introduced a new feature that enables personalized content recommendation on Tata Sky Mobile App (iOS/Android) and Watch.tatasky.com. Tata Sky is using personalized content discovery and recommendations from ThinkAnalytics™.

Tata Sky chose the ThinkAnalytics solution to enable an experience where users can quickly and easily find content online and on mobile devices, boosting overall viewer engagement. The experience is personalized through the use of ThinkAnalytics’ AI

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DAZN Group, the digital leader in global sports media, has launched a global, live sports content distribution service for rights holders, broadcasters and media partners called DAZN CONNECT.

With over 30,000 live sport events across multiple leagues and competitions, DAZN CONNECT offers access to one of the largest live sports content networks in the world. Delivered over IP using the very latest video transport technologies, the broadcast distribution service enables clients to consolidate their acquisition

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Disney has announced an impressive slate of headline titles for its new Disney+ direct-to-consumer service, launching in the US in November 2019. Titles such as the Marvel and Star Wars franchises, classic Disney and Pixar animations and a host of family-friendly Fox titles – including 30 seasons of the Simpsons – as well as Original films and TV shows. Based on its ongoing tracking of SVOD catalogues globally, Ampere Analysis has prepared this exclusive comparison

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