Rovi has announced that Japan’s largest cable television operator, Jupiter Telecommunications (J:COM) has selected Rovi’s G-Guide HTML to power seamless entertainment discovery across live TV programming and VoD content. J:COM plans to launch its service for the Smart J:COM STB this month in select areas.
Rovi will extend its current support for real-time TV programmes on J:COM’s STBs to also enable search and recommendations on the provider’s VoD catalogues. J:COM is the first cable operator in Japan to adopt G-Guide on an STB to enable discovery capabilities across live TV and VoD programmes, including rich metadata information for catch-up TV.
“We’re excited to extend Rovi’s G-Guide HTML on our Smart J:COM Box to enable customers to easily and seamlessly find live or on-demand content that is the most meaningful to them,” said Masaaki Agaya, general manager, service planning division, J:COM. “Our customers are pleased with the streamlined user interface, design and advanced discovery capabilities offered by the G-Guide and will enjoy utilising these features for VoD contents.”