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    Sky Online TV box launched by Sky Italia

    Sky Italia has announced the launch of the Sky Online TV box.  Like the NOW TV box in the UK, it’s a small device which turns a TV set into a smart TV.  Its aim is to reach new customers, appealing to those who want access to great entertainment but either don’t want a contract...
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    Microsoft: “IoT’s been around a long time.”

    Steve Guggenheimer, Corporate Vice President and Chief Evangelist, Microsoft
    IP&TV News talks to Microsoft’s Steve Guggenheimer about apps, gaming, Apps World North America (North America 2015 May 12-13, Moscone Center West, San Francisco) and more… IP&TV News: You’re speaking at Apps World North America next week. How does Microsoft define and distinguish its position in the apps space? Steve Guggenheimer: From PC to phone to Xbox,...
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    Google: “Google TV has evolved into Android TV”

    Thomas Riedl
    TV Connect (28 – 30 April 2015 ExCel, London) keynotes don’t get much bigger than Thomas Riedl, Google’s Global Head of Android TV Partnerships. At next week’s event Riedl will be delivering a closing keynote entitled simply ‘Launching Android TV.’ The following in-depth conversation with Riedl left IP&TV News in little doubt – with Android TV Google has fixed...

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  • Google: “Google TV has evolved into Android TV”

    Thomas Riedl

    TV Connect (28 – 30 April 2015 ExCel, London) keynotes don’t get much bigger than Thomas Riedl, Google’s Global Head of Android TV Partnerships. At next week’s event Riedl will be delivering a closing keynote entitled simply ‘Launching Android TV.’ The following in-depth conversation with Riedl left IP&TV News in little doubt – with Android TV Google has fixed…

  • Will Amazon’s movies be any good? Ed Barton on the new producers

    Ed Barton

    The news that Amazon plans to branch off into the film business brought to mind the old joke. Q: How do you make a small fortune producing films? A: Start with a big fortune. “Amazon said they were going to aim to do sort of 12 movies a year,” points out Ed Barton (Head of…

  • Ovum applauds new dawn for Netflix and pay-TV

    TV Connect, London

    Rather than a threat, internet TV giant Netflix increasingly represents a potential complement to traditional pay-TV services, according to leading analyst firm Ovum’s new Telecoms, Media and Entertainment Outlook 2015 report. Ovum’s Telco–OTT Partnerships Tracker records collaborations between telcos and over-the-top (OTT) players, and recently identified a string of agreements between some of the smaller…

Thomas Riedl: “Google TV has evolved into Android TV”

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