September 3, 2013 08.58 Europe/London By Julian Clover

The ThinkAnalytics Recommendations Engine has been introduced by the Portuguese operator ZON on its high-end IRIS set-top box.
Recommendations are available for both linear TV and VOD. They will be available on ZON Online platforms at a later date.
“Our objective for IRIS has always been to deliver the best TV experience bar none,” said Nuno Sanches, product development director at ZON. “With the addition of ThinkAnalytics’ Recommendations Engine, we are complementing our innovative user interface with a service that ensures our subscribers get the maximum enjoyment from their viewing time as they discover new programmes and movies they will enjoy.”
Peter Docherty, founder and chief technology officer, ThinkAnalytics, commented: “Since its launch, IRIS has been recognised for its user interface design, flexibility and customisation with innovative features such as the TV to share your viewing and recommendations with Facebook friends. Our recommendations engine allows ZON to continue this momentum with a personalised service designed to help each viewer discover new content and broaden their viewing habits.”
ZON is the leading operator in the Portuguese pay-TV market with 1.6 million customers.