- Sweden's Largest Cable Operator Offers Advanced Search and Discovery of Linear and On Demand Programming Enabled by TMS Data
CHICAGO, Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Com Hem, the leading supplier of triple-play offerings in Sweden will launch its highly anticipated TiVo® service powered by world class On® Entertainment metadata from TMS, the international leader in entertainment navigation. Using the new TiVo service, Com Hem subscribers will be able to seamlessly search for and discover linear and on demand programming using elegant entertainment guide interfaces that are standardized across TV, computer, tablet and smartphone screens.
TMS' On Entertainment metadata enables many of the TiVo services' key features including unified search, image-driven navigation and smart content recommendations. TMS Unique IDs provide the connectivity between the linear TV, catch up TV and video on demand datasets which allows users to find and watch the entertainment content they'll enjoy most, regardless of the source.
The availability of consistent guide UIs across devices displaying industry leading TMS data will help Com Hem maximize satisfaction among its 1.8 million subscribers and encourage increased video consumption.
"Com Hem has invested a great deal of time and effort into the TiVo service and we're thrilled to make it available to our customers," said Asanga Gunatillaka, Chief Product Officer at Com Hem. "We are confident the advanced features made possible by TMS data will be a valuable differentiator of our service."
"The new TiVo service by Com Hem in Sweden offers a break-through TV experience," said John Kelleher, President and Chief Operating Officer of TMS. "TMS is pleased to provide the rich, deep and connected metadata that enables the advanced content search and discovery that Com Hem subscribers will undoubtedly love."
TMS metadata powers the leading television and movie guide products which reach millions of consumers in 40 countries through clients including Microsoft, Google, TiVo, Comcast, Verizon FiOS TV, IMDb, Virgin Media UK, Com Hem, DIRECTV Latin America, SKY Brasil and Cablevision Mexico.
TMS will be exhibiting at the IBC Conference in Amsterdam from September 12 – 17, 2013. Please visit Hall 14, Stand 14.562.
TMS is an international leader in entertainment information. As part of its On® Entertainment product line the company provides industry leading TV, movie and celebrity metadata that fuels the most exciting entertainment guides and applications on the planet. In addition, this comprehensive metadata is used extensively for media measurement and analysis. TMS also produces Zap2it, a social TV hub that connects engaged entertainment fans to popular TV shows, movies, celebrities, and other fans. For more information about TMS visit TribuneMediaServices.com.
About Com Hem
Com Hem is one of Sweden's leading suppliers of television, broadband and telephony. Approximately 40 percent, nearly 1.8 million, of Sweden's households are connected to Com Hem's network with access to the market's broadest range of television services. Com Hem offers attractively priced, high-quality and complementary services for television, broadband and fixed telephony. The company was established in 1983, has approximately 750 employees and its head office is in Stockholm, Sweden. www.comhem.se
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