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TiVo to Acquire Digitalsmiths

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), a leader in the advanced television market, today announced that it will acquire Digitalsmiths, the Pay-TV industry’s most broadly adopted cloud-based content discovery and recommendation service. Digitalsmiths offers personalized video search, recommendations and browsing, social trending, and mood-based discovery which can be used to instantly connect consumers to the most relevant movies, TV shows and live events available, at any time, on any screen including set-top boxes, tablets, smart phones, computers and gaming consoles. Digitalsmiths currently works with 46 blue‐chip U.S. and international Service Providers including seven of the top 10 Pay-TV operators in the United States, Content Providers and Consumer Electronic Manufacturers.

Working with leading service providers, content providers, and consumer electronics manufacturers, Digitalsmiths has revolutionized the dynamics of video discovery by delivering unified, personalized experiences that instantly connect consumers with the most relevant video content available, at any time, on any screen. Seamless Discovery, Digitalsmiths’ core product, delivers superior personalized discovery experiences that drive higher consumer engagement and satisfaction, helping video service providers increase average revenue per customer and decrease customer churn.

Additionally, Seamless Discovery adapts to each user’s constantly changing viewing preferences in real-time, ensuring a personalized experience that is relevant and effective in any discovery context at any particular time.


  • Powers 7 of the top 10 US operators that serve 64 million homes in the U.S.
  • Digitalsmiths powers 46 domestic and international customers and partners including Foxtel, Sharp, Univision, zeebox and i.TV.
  • Currently Digitalsmiths Seamless Discovery platform is licensed to Service Providers and other providers that service more than 100 million households worldwide.
  • Digitalsmiths TV Everywhere video discovery solutions are deployed on more platforms than any other solution including: iOS, Android, Roku, Xbox, PlayStation, Kindle and multiple set-top boxes.
  • Digitalsmiths is experiencing rapid growth in transaction volume. The company’s cloud service handled 90 million transactions in July 2013, growing to almost 150 million in December 2013.
  • In October 2013, Digitalsmiths was named to the Streaming Media 100, an exclusive list of companies powering the most interesting, innovative and important work in online video.
  • Continued growth of the world’s largest database of proprietary scene-level, time-based and mood metadata now totaling over 11 million data sets. The database delivers an incredible level of accuracy and detail to Digitalsmiths personalized video discovery products.

    TiVo Inc. (Nasdaq: TIVO)

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    1/29/2014 | 10:32:41 PM
    Good move
    This looks like a really strong move for TiVo's fortunes in the service provider market, given how many of them Digitalsmiths is already involved with.
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