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x2 Lovie Awards for BFI Player!

The BFI Player, designed and built by Ostmodern, has won a gold award for “Movie & Film”, and a bronze award for “Entertainment & Media Streaming,” at the Lovies 2016.

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Mobile Engagement and Video on Demand

As more people are looking to video on demand to find new content to watch, cementing the position of default platform of choice is now an essential part of any VOD product.

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Over The Top with Ostmodern

The iTV Doctor talks to Ostmodern about designing OTT products

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In at No.5

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TVOT SF 2014

As TVOT kicks off in San Francisco, Tom's in place to talk about TV's creative future.

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Weekly Round-up: 17th-23rd May

Here's this week's list of news, views and general good stuff that has taken our interest this week.

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Weekly Round-up: 10th-16th May

It's time for another weekly roundup Tech Pew Research have published a report into the Internet of Things. The report, which follows on from their 15 thesis about the future ...

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Fortnightly Round-Up 24th March - 6th April

From Kim Dotcom's move into New Zealand politics to Amazon's Fire TV, here's a quick look at what's caught our attention in the Ostmodern office over the past couple of ...

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Axure London Meetup

Ostmodern hosted the third Axure London Meetup last Wednesday, run by Sandra Sears. The event had a great turnout, with over 40 attendees, interested in learning about responsive prototyping and ...

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Weekly Round-up: 15th-21st March

Hello! Its the return of the Ostmodern weekly round up. A brief digest of what we've been up to and what news stories have caught our eye from the world ...

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TVOT NYC 2013

Ostmodern get involved with the TV of Tomorrow Show in New York City

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Axure London Meetup #2

Last Wednesday, we hosted the second Axure London Meetup, lead by Sandra Sears. Big thanks again to the lovely people at Axure, who provided the pizza and beers. This time, ...

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Axure London Meetup

Last week Ostmodern hosted the first Axure London Meetup. Led by Sandra Sears (and her brother, roped in for support during his holiday from San Francisco), it demonstrated the versatility ...

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TV and media research report from Ericsson

Ericsson have released a report summarising a large research study of global TV and video consumption. Predictably they focus on TV and video viewing on mobile devices, stating that 72% ...

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Ofcom know what you are watching

The Guardian had great coverage of an Ofcom report published this week, which details research findings on UK TV watching and internet behaviours. We were pleased to see that UK ...

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One tiny Leap for mankind

People were finally able to get their hands the Leap Motion - the wavy-handy, Minority Report-esque input device - more than a year since it was publically announced.

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Movies and music and maths, oh my!

Echo Nest are claiming they can predict your taste in films based on your taste in music. They studied user accounts across various music streaming services and looked for correlations ...

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VoD Men

Something we have to consider in many of our projects is something that is generally considered devilish in the UX world: advertising. We know that advertising is an important, if ...

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eBay Feed reaches the UK market

Announced last October, a new visual search feature is released to a select number of UK eBay users.

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Last.fm launch brand new Xbox app

Last.fm have dramatically overhauled their Xbox Live App. Once a fairly limited (but rather pretty) app, the new version does so many new things that it deserves quite a fanfare. ...

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The Nextbox will (might) plug into your cable box

As if further proof were needed that the next Xbox isn’t just for gamers, The Verge announced today that cable boxes will be able to plug into the Durango, allowing ...

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Vdio on your Rdio

Rdio have launched Vdio. Rdio, the rather fancy and nice looking Pandora-meets-Last.fm streaming music service has made it’s first foray into the VOD market. Interestingly, it is actually a TVod ...

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iCloudy skies ahead

Apple’s iCloud is causing a bit of headache for application developers. No stranger to controversy, iCloud is the reboot of MobileMe that was at least intended to kill off a ...

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The next Xbox isn’t just for gamers, honest

Microsoft is to discuss selling MediaRoom, its IPTV business, to Ericsson, Bloomburg reports today. With the announcement of the Xbox 360’s successor expected at E3 in June, and the mooted ...

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Summly acquired by Yahoo(!/?)

In another Silicon Valley strange turn of events, Summly has been acquired by Yahoo for a rather grand sum of $30 million. Summly is, of course, the highly publicised application ...

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Spotify planning to fill more than your ears

Spotify, the multi-billion streaming music product that is slowly reworking (again) how we think about music has hinted that it intends to look into on demand video. Not afraid of ...

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BBC go straight to over the top

It’s no surprise that where TV distribution innovation is happening, the BBC are right in the mix, again. This time, they’re looking at creating iPlayer-only drama content as part of ...

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HBO finally think about unsewing your pockets

The HBO problem, as it is not known, dictates that it is safer to keep content locked away on cable networks than to sell it everywhere immediately. It’s a simple ...

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Sweatshop HD and Apple are not sitting in a tree

In yet another confrontation that eerily mirrors the experiences of the influential Game The News, Littleloud’s Sweatshop HD game has been rejected from the Apple Store, because, well, just because. ...

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Lasagne with a dash of The Only Way is Essex

Tesco’s Blinkbox acquisition is showing some colour at long last, in the form of Clubcard TV. As long as you are happy to hold a Clubcard and tell Orwell when ...

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HP Palms off WebOS to LG for use in Smart TVs

In what seems to be an endless journey of rediscovery, LG are yet again replanning their Smart TV offering. HP have sold WebOS to LG, including it’s source code, websites, ...

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Is the multi-screen future in the hands of DIAL?

The feature that is the holy grail to many in the VOD world is AirPlay-like functionality, everywhere. A struggle for the studios to embrace what is admittedly embryonic technology, and ...

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Intel Inside your living room?

It is a brave person who tries to predict the future of TV, but The Verge enthusiastically make a case for why Intel could reinvent TV. The argument largely focuses ...

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Blackberry mean business

If anyone was in any doubt that Blackberry aren’t messing around with their new roster, the Z10 product site assures you that they mean business. There’s lovely subtle interactions throughout ...

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Rightster changing the shape of content

Hot on the heels of Netflix’s rapid adoption of independent rights, Rightster have acquired video distributor Preview Networks, and purchased worldwide rights to Australian Rules Football League. It’s certainly interesting ...

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Netflix build their House of Cards

Today marks the launch of House of Cards, Netflix’s first in-house developed TV series. Most interesting of all, it has been launched all at once as a full series stack.

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