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Connected TV product innovations at TV Connect 2016

A new multiscreen analytics tool, which tracks consumer behaviour on set-top boxes (STBs) and multiscreen devices, has been launched by Genius Digital during the TV Connect 2016 show.

This tool can be integrated directly into the company’s existing Insight platform. The launch follows a recent partnership announcement with Astro, a leading Malaysian media broadcaster.

 

Genius Digital demonstrations, which are taking place on the Verimatrix stand (no 90), aim to show how operators can optimise targeting and launch profitable services.

The company is also discussing how its Insight Platform utilises ‘data science’ by gathering, cleansing and warehousing return-path data from operators, and delivers ‘data art’ through deriving actionable operator insights (AOI) to help reduce churn, optimise targeting strategies and launch new profitable services.

During the show, visitors to the Amino stand (no 22) can see a re-branded customer offering with demonstrations of the company’s latest cloud-based solutions, which deliver a full range of TV and home monitoring experiences to multiple devices.

Highlights include Amino MOVE cloud TV, an end-to-end software platform enabling operators and content owners to expand market reach and access new revenues with an OTT multiscreen TV service to screens inside and outside the home.

Also available to view is the Amino FUSION home monitor, a cloud-based home home monitoring, automation and management solution that helps operators monetise IoT, drive premium broadband subscriptions and reduce churn.

In addition, the Amino ENGAGE service assurance, originally developed to manage TV devices, is now expanded to support residential gateways, media streamers, home monitoring cameras and sensors in the emerging “Internet-of-things” (IoT) market.

SMK Electronics, exhibiting on stand 125, is showcasing a new family of crossover consumer products during the show in addition to TV and cable remote control solutions. Targeting markets in a variety of industries, SMK’s new offerings integrate the latest wireless technologies into products designed to meet emerging consumer demand.

The company is introducing new additions to its family of set-top box, TV and streaming-entertainment remote controls. Powered by the latest wireless communication protocols including Bluetooth 4.0 LE, Zigbee RF4CE and Wi-Fi Direct, SMK’s advanced remote control solutions offer a wide range of new interface options and features including voice search, motion navigation, audio down-streaming, wireless charging and battery-free solutions.

Netgem (MR30) is showcasing a suite of multiscreen solutions at the show that it provides to telecoms operators such as EE in the UK, which enable viewers to watch live and recorded programming on their TV, mobile and tablet devices simultaneously. The solution includes full personalisation and social abilities. Netgem is also demonstrating its cloud-based TV platform which has been deployed by telecom operator Post Luxembourg.

Finally, attending but not exhibiting at TV Connect 2016 this week is Irish video on demand (VoD) applications company Vennetics, which integrates with leading VoD providers such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play, Wuaki.tv and BBC iPlayer to provide white label, multiscreen access to the latest movies and TV shows.

The company offers a K-Box mobile video platform, which aims to remove the complexities and expenses normally associated with VoD such as transcoding for proprietary clients, enforcing strict digital rights management and the need to purchase expensive movie and TV content from studios.

Emma Tommony is a freelance journalist speacialising in all things IPTV, SVOD, VOD and connected entertainment. She currently writes exclusively for IPTV News.

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