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Monitoring innovations in post-production, head-end, streaming, OTT, second-screen, UHDTV, multiscreen strategies & tools
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The Boxfish Live iPad app searches every word spoken and trending on television

The Boxfish Live iPad app searches every word spoken and trending on television | Video Breakthroughs | Scoop.it

Today Boxfish is officially throwing its hat into the ring after a soft launch earlier this year. At the time, Boxfish fully revealed its plans: Capture every word being spoken on television, load them into its database, make it searchable via its app. But this first iteration was more or less a Web test drive, where we could search and discover television content, but the operation stopped there. Now, the Palo Alto-based startup is lifting the curtain off its official product, an iPad app that allows you to search for TV content in real-time and then acts as a remote, changing the channel to the results as you want to view.

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The BBC Debuts Experimental Semantic Programming Guide

The BBC Debuts Experimental Semantic Programming Guide | Video Breakthroughs | Scoop.it
The BBC’s R&D department unveiled an interesting take on the traditional electronic programming guide (EPG) this week that allows viewers to search for people, places and things across tens of thousands of movies and TV show episodes. Channelography is based on captions of close to 170,000 pieces of programming shown across the BBC’s nine U.K.-wide TV networks, which can be searched for close to 100,000 data entities.
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KIT Digital’s Social Program Guide (SPG) designed to replace EPG

KIT Digital’s Social Program Guide (SPG) designed to replace EPG | Video Breakthroughs | Scoop.it

KIT Digital unveiled its new social TV solution, the KIT Social Program Guide (KIT SPG), at NAB last week. The KIT SPG integrates users’ social networks with their service provider’s EPG, allowing viewers to enjoy a full range of social TV functions, as well as change the channel, through a single interface. The solution, which has been built with the first and second screen in mind, also boasts support for cloud-based DVR functionality, VOD store integration and multiple e-commerce models and ad serving for advanced content monetization.

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New TV Genius Backwards EPG Introduces Viewers to VoD

New TV Genius Backwards EPG Introduces Viewers to VoD | Video Breakthroughs | Scoop.it
The new Backwards EPG allows operators to seamlessly integrate VoD (video on demand) and catch-up services into their existing EPGs without having to re-work their metadata operations. This means that the solution can be deployed immediately, opening up a new world of possibilities for both operators and consumers.
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