LONDON and LOS ANGELES – September 2nd, 2014 ThinkAnalytics™, developer of the world’s most deployed multiplatform TV search and recommendations engine, today announced that it will unveil MyThinkTV, a concept UI, at IBC 2014. MyThinkTV helps service providers to plan for future, recommendations-optimized UIs by letting them simulate the most comprehensive best practice set of use cases using their own metadata. These include similar/related content, moods, personalization and more. MyThinkTV is available now to ThinkAnalytics’ customers.
MyThinkTV liberates service providers from the constraints of their existing UIs to showcase a range of display options that capitalize on the full capabilities of ThinkAnalytics’ Recommendations Engine. The concept UI supports all ThinkAnalytics’ advanced, personalized recommendations techniques and can be used to browse linear and VOD content.
Using MyThinkTV, service providers can run the gamut of ThinkAnalytics’ intelligent navigation and recommendations experiences, including: social integration (e.g. twitter trending and top lists), image, clip and trailer discovery; simulating learning based on consumption data; personalized browsing by genre; what’s on now/next/tonight’; personalized cast/crew filmography; series/episode navigation; and moods.
The concept UI works on web/PC, iPad and Android tablets and supports relevance and personalized search, multiple languages, multiple timezones and multiple types of user (e.g. set-top box, logged-in users, anonymous sessions).
“Adding recommendations as an integral part of the standard UI is becoming the norm – and something that a number of our customers have already successfully implemented, allowing them to reap the benefits with reduced churn, increased on-demand sales, and improved consumer satisfaction. MyThinkTV provides our customers with a great concept UI that they can use to simulate different use cases using their own metadata. They can then use the results to help them design their nextgen UI – one in which recommendations will take centre stage,” said Peter Docherty, Founder and Chief Technology Officer, ThinkAnalytics.
ThinkAnalytics’ Recommendations Engine enables content providers, over-the-top providers and pay-TV operators to deliver highly personalized content recommendations that combine multiple sources of data (e.g. linear TV consumption, VOD, DVR, Web, tablets, mobile, social media, etc.) in 17 languages. The platform, available as a cloud-based or on-premise solution, is based on the industry’s most comprehensive data and text mining platform. The company’s customer base of over 50 video service providers includes Fox, Cox Communications, Liberty Global, BSkyB, Swisscom, Viaplay, Unitymedia in Germany and Zon in Portugal.
ThinkAnalytics recently received an Emmy® Award for Technology and Engineering from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).
ThinkAnalytics is the leading provider and most widely deployed real-time personalized content and recommendations engine in the market today, bringing together intelligent search with comprehensive media content recommendations. ThinkAnalytics Recommendations Engine broadens customers’ tastes with a unique personalized experience for live linear TV, VOD and over-the-top, delivered through multiple platforms including the set-top box, Web, IPTV, tablet, mobile, and more. ThinkAnalytics’ technology services more than 130 million subscribers worldwide. ThinkAnalytics is a private, employee-owned company. ThinkAnalytics is jointly headquartered in the US and United Kingdom with offices in London, Glasgow, Los Angeles and Sunnyvale, and has partnerships with leading media corporations worldwide. For more information please go to: www.ThinkAnalytics.com.