SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/14/14 --
TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), a leader in advanced television entertainment, today announced that the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has awarded both TiVo and subsidiary Digitalsmiths an Emmy® Award for their role in shaping the next generation of home entertainment. TiVo was recognized for Television Enhancement Devices and Digitalsmiths for Personalized Recommendation Engines for Video Discovery for Multichannel Video Programming Distributors (MVPDs). The 2014 honors mark the fifth and sixth Emmy® Awards for TiVo Inc.
TiVo was acknowledged by NATAS for bridging the "traditional" TV experience with premium non-linear content delivered over the Internet via the TiVoCast™ platform. TiVoCast was the first mass-market Internet-delivered television service that allowed consumers to record web video content from such partners as Amazon, CNET and The New York Times the same way that TiVo recorded and played traditional TV content to the television screen.
Digitalsmiths' Emmy® Award recognizes the success of the company's Seamless Discovery® product, including its status as North American MVPD's most-adopted personalized video search and recommendation platform. Based on current partnerships, Digitalsmiths is working with seven leading U.S. pay-TV providers, powering more video discovery features than any other solution through its personalized search and recommendations and mood, sports and social discovery.
"TiVo has been at the forefront of shaping the next generation television experience since the company was founded," said Evan Young, TiVo's general manager of content, applications and advertising. "We are proud to be honored for our innovative technology leadership and for paving the way for an awesome home entertainment experience that still today, continues to evolve."
"We know that a huge percentage of TV viewers are overwhelmed by the number of channels offered to them, yet the vast majority watch ten or fewer channels. To remain competitive, distributors must recognize the importance of delivering value to the customer through personalized video discovery," said Digitalsmiths CEO Ben Weinberger. "We are honored to be awarded an Emmy® Award for Seamless Discovery and consider it further validation of the innovation that we are bringing to revolutionize the pay-TV industry."
To date, TiVo has received the following Emmy® Awards:
•2001 Emmy® Award for Pioneering Development of an In-home, Disk-based personalized Digital Video Recorder (PVR) and accompanying personal television service (Jim Barton and Mike Ramsay, co-founders, TiVo Inc.) •2006 Primetime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Achievement in Interactive Television (TiVo Service) •2007 Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award for Outstanding Innovation and Achievement in Advanced Media Technology (TiVo Interactive Advertising Platform) •2013 Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award for Personalized Recommendation Engines for Video Discovery (TiVo Interactive TV and Whole-Home Experience) •2014 Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award for Television Enhancement Devices •2014 Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award for Personalized Recommendation Engines for Video Discovery for MVPDs (Seamless Discovery)
Emmy® Awards will be presented at the 66th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards, which will take place on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at The Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.
TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO) is a global leader in next-generation television services. TiVo's innovative cloud-based Software-as-a-Service solutions enable viewers to consume content across all screens in and out-of-the home, providing an all-in-one approach for navigating the 'content chaos' by seamlessly combining live, recorded, on-demand and over-the-top television into one intuitive user interface. The TiVo experience provides TV viewers with simple universal search, discovery, viewing and recording from any device, creating the ultimate viewing experience. TiVo products and services are available at retail or through a growing number of pay-TV operators world-wide. TiVo's multiple subsidiary companies provide both the broader television industry and consumer electronics manufacturers with cloud-based video discovery and recommendation options, interactive advertising solutions, and audience research and measurement services. More information at: www.TiVo.com.
TiVo, the TiVo logo, TiVoCast, Seamless Discovery and Digitalsmiths are trademarks or registered trademarks of TiVo Inc. or its subsidiaries. Emmy is a registered trademark of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Digitalsmiths, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), provides an industry-leading video discovery platform, offering personalized search, recommendations, social discovery, mood discovery, sports discovery and a business console for all connected devices. Built for service providers, content providers and consumer electronics manufacturers, Digitalsmiths' Seamless Discovery® enables personalized discovery experiences that instantly connect consumers to the most relevant movies, TV shows and live events available, at any time, on any screen. The company is guided by the belief that consumers should not have to work to find relevant content -- the content should find them. More information at: www.digitalsmiths.com.
TiVo Inc.Angel Badagliacco
Source: TiVo Inc.