Louise Duffy | 26-09-2013
Foxtel has selected Digitalsmiths Seamless Discovery to provide metadata management to support its pay-TV services on both broadcast and IPTV platforms.
Digitalsmiths Seamless Discovery and Unified Data Service enables personalised search and recommendations features for content across live TV, time-shifted TV, premium channels and VOD across all connected devices.
Michael Ivanchenko, Foxtel director of product, said: “After extensive evaluation, Foxtel selected Digitalsmiths based on its strong metadata foundation, robust set of APIs, and ability to deliver, manage and host a fully integrated content discovery solution.”
Ben Weinberger, co-founder and CEO of Digitalsmiths, added: “Foxtel continues to pave the road with cutting-edge innovation, and our team is excited to partner with one of the world’s leading subscription TV companies...

“We look forward to being a key component in Foxtel’s ongoing commitment to deliver the highest quality experiences to their

Digitalsmiths Unified Data Service creates a single index where multiple video-related data sources - such as images, reviews, ratings, statistics, awards, cast, directors, schedule data and merchandising - are ingested, aggregated, reconciled and stored.
Foxtel works with TMS to provide a deeper metadata foundation to enhance their subscriber experience. Digitalsmiths Unified Data Service is pre-integrated with TMS providing a seamless deployment for Foxtel.
Digitalsmiths Seamless Discovery claims to be the industry’s most comprehensive content discovery platform powering personalised search, recommendations, social discovery, mood discovery, and sports discovery all enabled by robust data management capabilities. It delivers these capabilities, as well as a suite of business management tools that pay-TV providers can use to strategically control and personalise their video offerings.