Editor | 11-09-2013
Entertainment information and navigation provider TMS has won a deal with Com Hem to supply search and discovery services for the Swedish cable operator's new TiVo video offering.
With the new video service, Com Hem subscribers will be able to search for and discover linear and on-demand programming using entertainment guide interfaces that are standardised across TV, computer, tablet and smartphone screens. Such features will be facilitated by TMS On Entertainment metadata designed to enable, among other capabilities, unified search, image-driven navigation and smart content recommendations.
TMS Unique IDs provide the connectivity between the linear TV, catch-up TV and video-on-demand datasets which allows users to find and watch entertainment content regardless of the source.
TMS metadata solutions see use in products deployed in 40 countries through companies such as Microsoft, Google, TiVo, Comcast, Verizon FiOS TV, IMDb, Virgin Media UK, Com Hem, DIRECTV Latin America, SKY Brazil and Cablevision Mexico. The company believes that the availability of consistent guide UIs across devices will help Com Hem maximise satisfaction among its 1.8 million subscribers and encourage increased video consumption.
"[We have] invested a great deal of time and effort into the TiVo service and we're thrilled to make it available to our customers," said Asanga Gunatillaka, chief product officer at Com Hem. "We are confident the advanced features made possible by TMS data will be a valuable differentiator of our service."