Kannuu Launches Expanded Discovery API Services for TV and OTT Providers


Kannuu, a provider of search, discovery and personalized recommendation solutions for the connected television and media industry, announced today an expansion of its Discovery API Services portfolio for MVPD and OTT providers looking to enhance their service with advanced search and discovery features.

“Kannuu continues its move to revolutionize how online video service providers interact with their customers,” said Kannuu CEO Todd Viegut. “By providing a compelling, extensive suite of simple to use, true plug and play interfaces, the API portfolio allows any OTT or linear service provider to create a personalized recommendation portfolio based on the content available within their offerings.”

Built specifically for the new generation of connected TV services, Kannuu’s enhanced services now offer proven discovery technology directly through APIs that take deployment speed and flexibility to new levels. The API portfolio is built for simple integration in hours or days – not months – and includes:

  • Recommendations – Provides users similar content titles for any film or TV program, filtered within the context of the service
  • Personalization – Knowledge based engine that allows operators to personalize the discovery experience for its consumers
  • Patented Predictive Input – Interface driven by unique algorithms for easy text entry. Using only the arrow buttons on the remote control, the algorithm predicts the next selection a user will make, reducing time to discover content up to 95 percent.
  • Patented Auto Suggest Search – Instant response with tunable algorithms for instant and relevant results
  • Management Console – Web-based tools for real-time optimization for system performance allowing operators to have full control of how content is personalized and presented to the consumer

Early partners and consumers of the service include SotalCloud, a cloud based video-platform for VOD and Linear TV. Commenting on the partnership with Kannuu, SotalCloud CEO Russell Foy noted, “We’re excited to use Kannuu’s cloud API services. SotalCloud is growing dynamically and rapidly bringing online many new OTT operators. As a cloud platform Kannuu is a perfect fit, fulfilling a significant need in the OTT space to provide cost effective yet powerful search, recommendation and personalization services.” Foy continued, “we are able to quickly incorporate these services at a fraction of the time and cost compared to other major players in the recommendations market”.

This announcement comes soon after Kannuu’s release of COMPASS, a plugin that enhances and improves existing search and discovery user interfaces and overall performance. Together with the expanded Discovery API Services, Kannuu offers a portfolio of solutions that will suit any size operator or partner, with per use and per user pricing and a platform hosted on AWS for infinite scale with full redundancy. Quick and easy integration allows any OTT and MVPD operator to integrate recommendation and personalization within their offerings.

For more information and to experience a live, free demo please see Kannuu’s website at http://www.kannuu.com/product/kannuu-platform/ and http://lettergrid.kannuu.com/.

About Kannuu
Kannuu provides cutting-edge search, discovery and recommendation solutions for quickly connecting consumers with content in television, OTT media and mobile environments. Combining sophisticated delivery infrastructure, advanced search algorithms, proprietary recommendation techniques and an intuitive on-screen user interface, Kannuu enables device manufacturers, service providers, software companies and application developers to unlock the full value of their video content. By providing a fast, easy and vastly superior user experience, Kannuu satisfies consumers and drives revenue for service suppliers. For more on Kannuu, visit http://www.kannuu.com

About SotalCloud
The SotalCloud OTT Platform is designed for linear/live/VOD video content owners and aggregators that want to launch an OTT or IPTV service without a massive up-front cost or long term commitment. Our “rapid deployment” device app templates allow us to on-board new customers within days and support multiple platforms including Web browsers, native iOS and Android phones and tablets, multiple STB’s, and other devices. More information is available on our website http://sotalcloud.com/