|[January 10, 2013]
Digitalsmiths Selected to Power Personalized Search and Recommendations for i.TV Applications
DURHAM, N.C. --(Business Wire)--
the leader in personalized video discovery technology, today announced
selected Digitalsmiths Seamless
Discovery® to serve as its primary search and recommendations
solution for creating functionality on i.TV applications that helps
consumers discover relevant video entertainment available across live
and online sources.
i.TV is the maker of the most popular TV guide app for iPhone (News - Alert) and iPad
as well as social TV and second screen experiences for several household
name brands. Through its partnership with Digitalsmiths, i.TV will use
Seamless Discovery to develop personalized search and recommendations
features for its own products and those it creates for its partners,
improving the discovery experience for millions of consumers.
i.TV recently announced a partnership with Nintendo to co-create
Nintendo TVii, a built-in service on the new Wii U console that
redefines how consumers find, watch and engage with their favorite video
entertainment. This marks the first implementation of efforts between
Digitalsmiths and i.TV.
"Between the hundreds of channels on live TV and the thousands of titles
offered byonline streaming services, consumers have more viewing
options than they know what to do with," said Ben Weinberger (News - Alert),
Digitalsmiths CEO. "By partnering with Digitalsmiths, i.TV will be able
to develop applications that enable consumers to navigate the disparate
video entertainment sources available to them and easily find what they
want to watch."
Digitalsmiths Seamless Discovery is a unique, holistic personalized
discovery platform that supports personalized search, recommendations
and browsing, social trending, and mood-based discovery across all
screens. In addition to benefitting from Digitalsmiths' superior data
management capabilities, companies can choose from a features list that
accommodates their differing business and discovery needs, further
setting Seamless Discovery apart from the one-size-fits-all approach
taken by other solutions.
"We are excited to partner with Digitalsmiths to bring the industry's
most accurate and relevant personalized search results and
recommendations to our users," said i.TV CEO Brad Pelo. "As the mountain
of content available to consumers continues to grow, Digitalsmiths'
Seamless Discovery ensures the millions of consumers who use i.TV and
the other platforms we power will always be able to easily find TV shows
and movies they'll enjoy."
Digitalsmiths and i.TV will both be at the Consumer Electronics Show in
Las Vegas Jan. 7-11, 2013, where they will be demonstrating their
respective products and discussing future implementations of Seamless
Discovery. To schedule a demo of Digitalsmiths' Seamless Discovery,
For a meeting with i.TV, please contact Justin Whittaker at j@i.TV.
Guided by the belief that consumers should not have to work to find
relevant content-the content should find them-Digitalsmiths provides the
industry's most comprehensive video discovery platform, offering
personalized search, recommendations and browsing, social trending,
mood-based discovery, and a business rules engine for all connected
devices. Built for service providers, content providers and consumer
electronics manufacturers, Digitalsmiths Seamless Discovery® enables
personalized discovery experiences that instantly connect consumers to
the most relevant movies, TV shows and live events available, at any
time, on any screen.
Digitalsmiths serves customers across all media channels and devices
including Cisco, Warner Bros., Paramount, Technicolor (News - Alert), Univision, Turner
Sports, the NBA, the PGA, NASCAR, and i.TV. Digitalsmiths is privately
held and backed by .406 Ventures, Aurora Funds, Chrysalis Ventures,
Cisco (News - Alert), and Technicolor.
Creator of the most downloaded TV guide app in the history of Apple's
App Store, i.TV designs and builds second screen and social TV
experiences for brands like AOL, Huffington Post (News - Alert), Entertainment Weekly,
and Nintendo. Every month over 15 million people use i.TV technology to
discover, watch and engage with television. For more information, visit i.TV.
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