ZON Goes Live with ThinkAnalytics Recommendations Engine across Linear TV and Video On Demand Services


  • Recommendations now live for IRIS subscribers on linear TV, recordings and VOD
  • Tight integration with Cisco Snowflake-based user interface
  • Tablet and mobile platforms to follow

LONDON and LOS ANGELES – September 3, 2013

ThinkAnalytics™, the leader in multiplatform TV search and recommendations, today announced that Portuguese operator, ZON, has gone live with the ThinkAnalytics Recommendations Engine. Benefiting from one of the world’s most advanced pay-TV platforms, IRIS, ZON’s high-end subscribers can now experience personalised recommendations and intelligent navigation, making it much easier to find new, compelling content.

ZON’s IRIS subscribers now have recommendations as part of the set-top box (STB) User Interface for both linear TV and VOD. Recommendations will be available on ZON ONLINE platforms at a later date.

IRIS provides high-end subscribers with access to a broad range of services including VOD, apps and DVR functionality within the operator-branded EPG. Delivering a seamless experience, ThinkAnalytics’ Recommendations Engine is integrated with the Cisco Snowflake user interface.

Our objective for IRIS has always been to deliver the best TV experience bar none,” said Nuno Sanches, Product Development Director at ZON. “With the addition of ThinkAnalytics’ Recommendations Engine, we are complementing our innovative user interface with a service that ensures our subscribers get the maximum enjoyment from their viewing time as they discover new programmes and movies they will enjoy.

Peter Docherty, Founder and Chief Technology Officer, ThinkAnalytics, commented: “Since its launch, IRIS has been recognised for its user interface design, flexibility and customisation with innovative features such as the TV to share your viewing and recommendations with Facebook friends. Our recommendations engine allows ZON to continue this momentum with a personalised service designed to help each viewer discover new content and broaden their viewing habits.”

ThinkAnalytics’ Recommendations Engine enables broadcasters and pay-TV operators to deliver highly personalised TV recommendations that combine multiple sources of data (e.g. linear TV consumption, VOD, DVR, Web, tablets, mobile, social media, etc.) across screens in 17 languages.

About ZON

ZON is the leading operator in the Portuguese pay-TV market with 1.6 million customers. It is the leading next generation broadband provider; the leader in movie distribution and exhibition; and the only fixed telephony operator to grow its business. For further information: www.zon.pt

About ThinkAnalytics

ThinkAnalytics is the leading provider and most widely deployed real-time personalised 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 personalised 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, Paris and Los Angeles, and has partnerships with leading media corporations worldwide.