Digitalsmiths sees momentum in TV everywhere video search market
Michelle Clancy | 31-10-2013
Digitalsmiths has hit a milestone: the company has announced that its Seamless Discovery platform for video search and recommendations for TV everywhere has been selected by seven of the top ten United States pay-TV providers.
In the United States, Digitalsmiths' pay-TV customers now represent 64% of the country's subscriber base.
Digitalsmiths Seamless Discovery provides personalised search, recommendations and browsing applications for all content across set-top boxes, smart TVs, tablets, smartphones, laptops/desktops and gaming consoles. The platform is licensed to more than 100 million households worldwide, and international expansion now comprises the company's largest area of growth, the company said, and that it now powers 46 customers and partners globally including Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, Foxtel, Univision, zeebox and i.TV.
"North America is the world's most lucrative pay-TV market, and the United States alone represents over 85% of the total North American subscriber base," said Ben Weinberger, CEO and co-founder of Digitalsmiths. "Our record customer growth in the United States and increased demand globally clearly indicates pay-TV providers are looking for a true, end-to-end, video discovery solution that only Seamless Discovery provides."
Digitalsmiths recently opened the industry's first Global Discovery Center in Denver, designed to support customer product and technology teams, and serve as a showcase for Digitalsmiths' capabilities to prospects, customers and partners. That includes continued growth of the world's largest database of proprietary scene-level, time-based and mood metadata now totalling over 11 million data sets. The database delivers an unmatched level of accuracy and detail to Digitalsmiths personalised video discovery products.