NAGRA integrates Gracenote eyeQ into smart TV app for demonstration at IBC 2011
Date: Mon, 09/12/2011 - 14:41
NAGRA, a Kudelski Group company, the world's leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, and Gracenote® have aligned to bring advanced guide, search and recommendation services to multiscreen television, enabling pay-TV service providers to deliver much richer user experiences to consumers. NAGRA's multiscreen television solution enhanced with Gracenote eyeQ™ will be on display at the IBC Exhibition and Conference, September 9-13 in Amsterdam, NAGRA booth 1.C81.
"By integrating Gracenote eyeQ into our multiscreen solution, we can provide high quality recommendations that allow service providers to substantially enrich the viewing experience and the way their consumers engage with content," said Ivan Verbesselt, SVP Marketing at NAGRA. "This also perfectly illustrates the flexibility of the NAGRA Federated Headend to integrate new services and extend its capabilities with solutions like Gracenote eyeQ. We're looking forward to showcasing these advanced capabilities at IBC."
"Tablets and smart phones offer a perfect platform to extend the Smart TV experience, and create a deeper, more personal connection with viewers," said Vadim Brenner, Vice President of Product Management at Gracenote. "Our collaboration with NAGRA puts the power of the Smart TV in the hands of viewers, letting them browse TV schedules, explore movies and TV shows, and discover new programs without interrupting the main screen."
The NAGRA IBC demonstration combines Gracenote eyeQ on-demand and linear television capabilities for a service provider oriented solution. Integrated with NAGRA's latest OpenTV middleware and combined with NAGRA's best-of-breed multiscreen television solutions, these advanced features enable rich meta-data search and recommendation services across televisions, set-top boxes, smartphones and tablets, allowing viewers to instantly connect with movies, music and TV wherever they may be.