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Digitalsmiths for Zeebox

June 24, 2013

Digitalsmiths the personalised video discovery specialist, announced that that zeebox, the TV companion application, has selected Digitalsmiths Seamless Discovery to power key elements of video discovery across all of zeebox’s supported platforms.

zeebox users can now enjoy  relevant content recommendations in new ways. Launched this week, the zeebox “Recommended For You” feature delivers personalised recommendations based on individual viewing behaviour within the zeebox application. In addition, zeebox’s “Similar Shows” feature allows users to discover related content that is most similar to the show currently being watched, what has been watched, or what is available in the future.

“Our users tell us that programme discovery is a key use for second screen applications,” said Anthony Rose, Co-Founder and CTO at zeebox. “People love the zeebox programme guide, but scrolling through a list of 150 channels is not the future. What you want is a small set of programme recommendations, just for you, that you can watch right now. Our new personalised recommendation system offers that, based on your viewing history, likes and more. We look to evolve zeebox further over the coming months to be your perfect personalised programme discovery application.”

“With the amount of content choices and navigation options available, TV viewers increasingly expect more personalized experiences,” said Ben Weinberger, CEO and Co-Founder of Digitalsmiths. “By leveraging key features of our Seamless Discovery platform,zeebox users receive even greater personalisation and relevance to an already-compellingand immersive TV experience.

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