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How AI can make TV’s future brighter


Providers can use tech to help subscribers find content they want to watch Predicting the future can be fun. It can also be a bit dangerous. After all, I was the “genius” digital subscriber line product manager that wondered why anyone would ever need 1.5 Megabits per second at their desk!But all of these predictions

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AI TV coming but human element still essential


AI TV is poised to change the way we are entertained, but don’t worry about being programmed to by a robot. The human element is still the essential. Zone·tv introduces AI augmented dynamic channels Zone·tv recently announced that it would use AI tools to automate some aspects of the curation of linear TV channels. Working with

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Zone·tv and Ooyala join forces with Microsoft to bring artificial intelligence to TV channels for the first time


Zone·tv Programming Studio; Ooyala’s Video Lifecycle Tools and Microsoft Cognitive Services Create a Unique, Customizable Viewing Experience New York City – July 25, 2017 – Zone·tv, taking a quantum leap forward in the linear TV experience, will utilize media logistics tools from Ooyala, a global provider of video monetization technology and services, plus Video Indexer, part

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So Many Choices, So Little Time


How a Hybrid Approach to Video Delivery Aims to Solve Television’s Paradox of Plenty About 12 years ago, a group of academic researchers began publishing some surprising findings around a little-studied subject: choice. Their conclusion was two-fold. First, they recounted how there had never been so much choice available to everyday consumers. Grocery store shelves

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Zone·tv expands its pay-TV set-top box reach through cloud


Demonstrates with ActiveVideo Delivery of Curated Online Content at NAB 2017 Los Aangeles & San Jose, CA — April 24, 2017 – Zone·tv and ActiveVideo® today announced that zone·tv’s made-for-digital video content can be delivered directly to the vast footprint of pay-TV set-top boxes, using the power of cloud virtualization. At NAB 2017, the two companies

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Zone·tv CEO Jeff Weber named most innovative in multiscreen


Santa Monica, CA – April 4, 2017 – Zone·tv, which brings the best in digital-first video to pay TV homes, is pleased to announce that its CEO, telecom veteran Jeff Weber, is among an elite field of executives ranked as “The Most Innovative People in Multiscreen” by Cablefax Magazine. Weber was ranked with the top thinkers

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Zone·tv licenses more than 20,000 videos from Studio71, creating new payTV entertainment destinations


Santa Monica, CA – March 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Zone·tv, which brings the best in digital-first video to pay TV homes, will add great new programming to its curated programming lineup, as a result of a deal with Studio71, the global media company for creators and one of the world’s fastest-growing digital networks with six billion

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Zone·tv broadens cable, satellite customer base by branching out from its Mediaroom roots


Jeff Weber, CEO of payTV content packager zone·tv, has realized that to be successful in the broader pay-TV space it would have to support other platforms besides Ericsson’s Mediaroom IPTV platform. Having led AT&T’s U-Verse IPTV effort as the telco’s president of content and advertising sales, Weber helped lead the effort behind establishing Mediaroom as

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Hold that cable! Ontario firm aims to revitalize industry


TV meltdown creates an opportunity Can a small Ontario company save the cable- television industry? Maybe not. But Pickering- based zone·tv is determined to help those troubled media titans avoid extinction. Business crises don’t come much bigger than the meltdown of cable, a US$ 58- billion industry in the U. S. alone. With the rise

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Zone·tv scores with BigBalls


Programmer Acquires Content from Two Fast-growing, Digital-First Soccer Networks Miami Beach, FL – January 17, 2016 – Zone·tv, which brings the best in digital-first video to pay TV homes, has penned an agreement with London-based BigBalls Media to carry sports programming from two of its fastest-growing digital-first soccer networks, KICK and Copa90, homes to football fan

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