[JPL] Gracenote Launches Interactive TV Platform
drjazz at drjazz.com
Tue Jan 10 21:33:29 EST 2012
Gracenote Launches Interactive TV Platform
Gracenote Entourage^(TM) Enables Electronics Manufacturers, Content
Distributors and Developers to Deliver Interactive Video Solutions
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW (CES)
2012 --Gracenote® is transforming the interactive TV experience for
viewers with the launch of Gracenote Entourage^(TM), an Automatic
Content Recognition (ACR) platform. Gracenote Entourage will enable
electronics manufacturers, content distributors and developers to turn
the TV watching experience into a vehicle to generate revenue and build
direct and engaging relationships with viewing audiences.
"The era of simply sitting on the couch and watching TV is over.
Gracenote is enabling a dramatic transformation for TV as we know it --
taking it from a passive experience to one in which a whole new world of
search and discovery is available from a variety of sources," said
Stephen White, president of Gracenote. "This will give viewing audiences
new and exciting ways to engage in the TV experience, while providing
content owners, CE device makers, and application developers ways to
drive new revenue."
At its core, Gracenote Entourage features audio fingerprinting
technology that allows smart phones and tablets to instantly and
automatically identify movies, TV programs and music in real time by
simply "listening" to short sound clips. Then, Gracenote Entourage
unlocks data from the Gracenote database to create paths for TV viewers
to explore related content, such as actor filmographies and advertising
brands, and link to on-demand services to purchase, stream and download
content that intrigues them.
Gracenote Entourage can be featured on mobile devices or integrated
directly into Smart TVs to let viewers identify content from any source
playing on-screen, whether it is coming from their cable box or
streaming from an on-demand service. This creates opportunities for TV
manufacturers to connect viewers to related programs and help them
discover movies and TV shows from on-demand sources built into the Smart TV.
Gracenote Entourage is a fully hosted solution that leverages
Gracenote's network infrastructure and rich set of global data,
including descriptions of more than 130 million songs as well as
filmmaker and cast bios for movies, TV listings, and Album and Movie
Cover Art which power the world's leading music and video products -
from Apple iTunes and HTC smart phones to Ford Sync and Sony BRAVIA TVs.
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