Spanish cable operator Ono has added remote record to its TiVo platform.Users can schedule a recording using any compute with internet access. TiVo by Ono lets users record two channels simultaneously and store more than 200 hours of content. The platform is currently available in Madrid and Barcelona and will roll out to the rest of the country in the coming months.
Content security specialist Conax has launched an integrated CI Plus CAM.The solution is a partnership between Conax and SMIT Corporataion, combining a pre-paired Conax smart card chip with a SMIT-designed CAM. Conax said the new solution would suit a secondary TV within consumer homes and is ready to use in any CI or CI Plus TV.Morten Solbakken, CEO of Conax, said, “Conax has teamed up with a strategic partner to deliver a world class solution – the industry’s first integrated CI Plus Module. This new Conax partner solution will provide operators with significant benefits in terms of reduced logistics and savings on customer care, while maintaining the high level of security they have come to expect from Conax.”
Chromecast UltraGoogle Play Movies & TV has become the latest online video provider to add support to HDR for TV viewers via its Chromecast Ultra device.Google will make HDR movies available in the US and Canada initially, and content will only be available via Chromecast Ultra, plugged into an HDR-compatible TV. The content is not currently available via Android TV devices.Sony and Warner Bros are supporting the rollout, making content available including Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Most movies are available for around US$30.Google is only making HDR playback available for 4K UHD movies.Google launched Chromecast Ultra, the latest version of its popular HDMI streaming stick, in October last year, initially making 4K content from Netflix, YouTube and Vudu available via the device. The devices support the HDR10 and Dolby Vision versions of HDR.Google is the latest online video provider to support HDR. Amazon announced support for HDR10 in partnership with Samsung two years ago, while Google’s own online streaming platform YouTube announced support for HDR videos on the platform in November last year, including via HDR-enabled TVs with Chromecast Ultra. read more