Ericsson launches content discovery portfolio at NAB Show 2016

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Telecom network vendor Ericsson has launched its content discovery portfolio of TV and VOD content discovery services including rich metadata, images, real-time triggering, analytics, 360 degree search and personalization.

Ericsson’s content discovery portfolio, which will be announced in April at NAB Show 2016 in Las Vegas, will be available across the US, Canada, Australia and Europe. Ericsson is supplying content discovery services through its real-time API, providing data through one interface.

The technology company enhanced content discovery portfolio after completing its acquisition of FYI Television, the US based global TV metadata and entertainment image content provider – in line with its TV and media growth strategy.

Thorsten Sauer, head of Broadcast and Media Services, Ericsson, said: “85 percent of consumers tell us that they can’t find anything to watch on a weekly basis; this clearly demonstrates that we, as an industry, have yet to deliver an effective and relevant solution to address this challenge.”

Ericsson’s content discovery portfolio spans more than 10 million movies and program titles covering over 35 languages. Ericsson’s 300 editorial specialists create and deliver metadata, along with images from its library of around 1.7 million stills, to more than 12,000 TV and VOD channels. More than 200 million people interact with Ericsson’s metadata each week.

Every day, people watch television programs prepared, managed and broadcast by more than 2,500 Ericsson staff based in Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and the US. Every year, Ericsson Broadcast and Media Services distributes more than 2.7 million hours of programming in more than 90 languages for more than 500 TV channels worldwide. It also provides more than 230,000 hours of captioning each year – over 100,000 hours of which is live.

Meanwhile, Ericsson has expanded UDN ecosystem to include 22 members such as China Telecom, Chunghwa Telecom, Dolby Laboratories, Far EasTone Telecommunications, Globe Telecom, Mavshack, Paramount Pictures, Singtel, SK Broadband, XL Axiata, Vubiquity and Twentieth Century Fox.