Samsung taps Rovi for smart TV, tablet metadata

Michelle Clancy | 08-01-2013

Samsung is to use Rovi to provide advanced discovery options for the company's smart TV and tablet devices.
Samsung will be drawing on Rovi Video's metadata on TV, movies and celebrities on CE products aimed at the North American and European markets.
Rovi houses descriptive information on over 4.4 million TV shows, 560,000 movie titles and more than one million celebrities' profiles. It also has a large library of ancillary images.
"We continue to advance our data solutions offering with an expanded global footprint and through optimization of our metadata for advanced applications such as voice control," said Simon Adams, senior vice president of sales and marketing for consumer electronics at Rovi. "Our relationship with Samsung Electronics speaks to our ability to drive solutions that push entertainment discovery forward."
In addition to data on scheduled television programming airing within the next 14 days, Rovi Video incorporates video-on-demand catalogues from various providers, enabling search of both linear and OTT content.