Leveraging Premier TV Listings Metadata and Entertainment Content to Deliver Faster, Easier Search & Discovery Tools
DALLAS and GRAND PRAIRIE, TEXAS ––September 9, 2014––Kannuu Pty Ltd, a leading provider of search and discovery solutions for video content across multiple services and devices including Smart TVs, tablets and smartphones, and FYI Television, Inc. (FYI), the premier television listings metadata and rich media content provider, today announced their strategic relationship. Kannuu will incorporate FYI’s TV listings and electronic program guide (EPG) knowledge into Kannuu’s ‘findability enabled’ search and discovery platform, further empowering Kannuu’s breakthrough ‘letter grid free’ direct search, tablet to TV pair-and-share technology, and advanced, cloud-based personalization and recommendation capabilities.
The combined Kannuu / FYI offering enables multi-systems operators (MSOs) to dramatically elevate their search and discovery capabilities through enhanced recommendations and search technologies tailored to the MSO’s consumer base. Combining superior recommendations with high-integrity EPG and metadata content establishes the foundation for a superior discovery experience.
Next-generation search and discovery experiences such as those provided by Kannuu and FYI are a must have for service providers striving to drive customer loyalty and increased spend. “We are thrilled to provide Kannuu with first class television content. Together, we will connect consumers with the most relevant, well-rounded television information and rich media, allowing them to make more informed viewing choices,” said Chris Stark, Sr., President and CEO of FYI.
“Kannuu continuously listens to our customers, and we move quickly to add the features and functionality they want for an improved user experience,” said Kannuu CEO Todd Viegut. “We want our customers to have the best possible entertainment experience – which begins with finding the content they want quickly and easily. To do this, comprehensive and accurate TV metadata, including show cards, network logos and celebrity photos, among other rich-media assets, is essential. We anticipate an enthusiastic response to the Kannuu / FYI offering from our service provider customers looking to differentiate their offering, strengthen customer loyalty, grow market share and maximize the value of their video assets.”
About FYI Television:
FYI Television, Inc. (FYI), the TV metadata and entertainment image content expert, accumulates and distributes TV entertainment content and linear scheduling data from more than 12,000 TV networks daily, aggregating the information into customized formats for various television, mobile, Internet and print clients. Through the vast array of applications our data is filtered into, hundreds of millions of consumers engage with FYI’s content.
Clients in both domestic and international markets including AT&T, Microsoft, Ericsson, NBC Universal, Disney, SONY, Discovery, Gannett Newspapers, McClatchy, Triveni Digital, Star Media, Ygnition, BIM, Frontier Communications, Boxfish, GMR, Syncbak, Cannella, comScore, Rentrak, Digital First, Ole, National Geographic and ARRIS turn to FYI for its top-notch tailored TV metadata, data management, image content, media measurement and analytics.
Kannuu provides cutting-edge search, discovery and findability solutions for quickly finding video content in today’s multi-screen environment. Combining sophisticated delivery infrastructure, advanced search algorithms, proprietary recommendation techniques, flexible business rules and unique and intuitive user interfaces, Kannuu enables device manufacturers, service providers, software companies and application developers to maximize the full value of video content. By providing a fast, easy and vastly superior user experience, Kannuu satisfies consumers and drives revenue for service suppliers.
Kannuu customers include Western Digital, REELZCHANNEL TV, and Telstra, Australia’s leading telecommunications and information services company. The Kannuu technology for video search and discovery across services is also available on the Samsung and LG Smart TV platforms for proprietary implementations.
For more on Kannuu, visit http://www.kannuu.com.