Com Hem taps TMS in Metadata Agreement
Editor | 18-12-2012

Com Hem has inked a deal with TMS to use its On Entertainment metadata in its next generation entertainment guides.

Com Hem offers pay-TV, broadband and fixed telephony services to more than 1.7 million households in Sweden and, in what will mark the debut of TMS in Sweden, will use On Entertainment metadata in linear TV schedules, VOD services, TV Showcards, Celebrity Profiles, Image Gallery and other offering.

With the new technology the leading Swedish video services provider says that it will be able to offer subscribers guides which facilitate “seamless” search and discovery of linear and on-demand television programming. The TiVo-based user experience will be consistent across Com Hem guides on TV, tablet, smartphone and computers. The operator will also employ a standardised user interface to maximise subscriber satisfaction and encourage increased video consumption.

TMS metadata already sees use in 40 countries by companies such as Microsoft, Google, TiVo, Comcast, IMDb, Virgin Media UK, DIRECTV Latin America, SKY Brasil and Cablevision Mexico. The entertainment guides Com Hem will make available to their subscribers across multiple devices “require high quality data offerings and expertise,” said John Kelleher, TMS President and Chief Operating Officer. “TMS is in a unique position to help Com Hem bring these guides to life for the benefit of their subscribers and we look forward to contributing to the success of this initiative.

The result, says TMS, is that Com Hem will be able to offer “rich, deep and connected data” that can enable unified search, image-driven navigation and smart content recommendations. Furthermore, TMS Unique IDs will enable the connection of multiple datasets and allow Com Hem subscribers to find content regardless of the source.