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Voice is fast becoming a must-have part of any video discovery experience and TiVo has been at the forefront of this user experience revolution. Analysing data from 10 months of interactions across in-market deployments, TiVo will share unique insights into how real users are embracing voice technology. From the frequency of searches to the kinds of queries received, TiVo will reveal its learnings around this new technology.

The Mercury concept was developed to present a video user interface that combines smart channels and playlists to create a custom viewing experience. This blends the best of traditional television with the benefits of video-on-demand. It was created using the LUNA cross-platform video experience engine, which allows interfaces to be developed in JavaScript but delivers performance usually associated with native compiled applications, without the limitations of a web browser.

The current economics of online video publishing are too complex and inflexible for many media companies to thrive, as more and more of the revenue and profit potential is concentrated in a small number of dominant organisations. Allen Dickson discusses how media businesses need to improve the user experience, reduce operational costs and increase revenue potential to enable them to flourish in the future.

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3 Screen Solutions (3SS), leading provider of software solutions and services for set-top-box and multiscreen digital entertainment, announces being chosen by Blockbuster, the Nordic video services platform owned by Denmark’s TDC Group, to engineer, deliver and integrate a new app to support connected TVs. This is the first fruit of 3SS’ appointment as Blockbuster’s long-term innovation partner. Blockbuster subscribers in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland who own connected TVs made by Samsung, LG Web OS,...

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Airbeem, the OTT content distribution platform, announced today that Steve Plunkett has joined its Board of Directors to advise the company on its technical growth and strategy. Airbeem has also appointed Tim Clement to the role of VP Sales. With over two decades of experience in the media, telecoms and internet industries, Plunkett has a strong track record of leading the development of new products, services and platforms. Most recently, Steve Plunkett was the CTO at...

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Mediamorph, the leading Content Value Management (CVM) cloud platform powering the largest entertainment companies in the world, announced today new appointments within its senior sales management team. Bill Woods has been promoted to the position of Executive Vice President of Global Sales, where he will lead the Mediamorph team responsible for enterprise software sales around the world. He previously served as Senior Vice Vice President of Sales for North America . Paul Hastings has joined...

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