With the growing number of streaming services, both on-demand and linear, metadata are becoming ever more important, as discussed on a panel at this year’s NexTV event in Berlin.
Divitel and Gracenote join Deutsche TV-Plattform
German industry association Deutsche TV-Plattform welcomes Divitel, based in Apeldoorn, Netherlands, and Gracenote, based in Munich, Germany, as new members.
Fincons Group and Media Press join Deutsche TV-Plattform
German industry association Deutsche TV-Plattform has gained Italian IT consultancy Fincons Group and Media Press, a Swiss provider of TV metadata and technological solutions, as new members.
NTB and Ritzau form strategic partnership for metadata
Norwegian news agency NTB and Danish news agency Ritzaus Bureau have established a new company that will compete against international players in the TV and video-on-demand (VOD) metadata market.
Deutsche TV-Platform launches initiative for metadata harmonisation
German industry association Deutsche TV-Platform has launched an initiative to harmonise programme-accompanying metadata, aiming to ensure that users can easily find the desired content across different distribution platforms.
Media Press Group purchases Plurimedia
Media Press Group has acquired Plurimedia from Hachette Filipacchi Presse, a subsidiary of Lagardère Active.
ThinkAnalytics expands customer base
ThinkAnalytics says it signed 12 new customers during 2015. The search and recommendations engine specialist is now used by over 70 video providers in 40 countries.
Babeleye to manage EPG data for AfricaXP
Video content metadata platform Babeleye has been selected to manage the metadata for two channels offered by AfricaXP.
Ericsson buys metadata business
Ericsson has added another prong to its TV strategy with the acquisition of metadata business FYI Television.
TMS and The Filter sign metadata agreement
TMS and The Filter have entered into a new agreement to provide its On Entertainment metadata to The Filter