TiVo will provide Vodafone customers with personalized search and recommendations, natural-language voice and insights to fine-tune the entertainment discovery experience.
AMSTERDAM–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IBC — TiVo (NASDAQ: TIVO), the company that brings entertainment together, today announced that Vodafone Group is deploying TiVo’s Personalized Content Discovery (PCD) to deliver engaging, highly-relevant entertainment experiences to its subscribers. Vodafone offers broadband, TV, mobile and telephone services to 640 million customers in 24 countries as one of the world’s leading mobile communications providers.
Vodafone is introducing PCD as part of the new Vodafone TV service in Portugal, the first country to deploy its new “Intelligent Voice Search” feature. It uses TiVo’s Conversation, a natural language voice solution, that enables users to find and enjoy entertainment content by simply speaking into their remotes. TiVo’s Insight functionality will also help Vodafone maximize the value of PCD by enabling content discovery optimization, promotions targeting and audience engagement monitoring through the analysis of actual viewer behavior data.
Vodafone has already deployed TiVo’s Search and Recommendations and predictions capabilities to customers in Spain, Italy, Greece and Romania.
“As a leading global telecoms company, we are dedicated to providing our subscribers with a truly unique and engaging entertainment experience,” said Miguel Rodrigues, head of TV development at Vodafone. “With TiVo’s Personalized Content Discovery platform, we are able to strengthen our search and recommendation capabilities as well as provide superior voice search using free-flowing conversational dialogue. Combined, these capabilities give us the intelligence and aptitude to tailor and transform the content discovery experience for our customers.”
“Our research indicates delivering personalized viewing experiences lowers churn rates by as much as three times, compared with viewers who don’t have a personalized experience,” said Dave Shull, President & CEO, TiVo. “With TiVo’s Personalized Content Discovery platform, Vodafone is augmenting its service offerings and keeping their audiences loyal and engaged, while being ahead of the competition in an ever-shifting entertainment landscape. This is a significant extension of our PCD footprint, and we are pleased that Vodafone and its subscribers are benefiting from our expanding language coverage for voice and our updated engagement console, which provides a personalized, feature-rich TV experience.”
Learn more about Personalized Content Discovery here.
TiVo will showcase its suite of entertainment discovery solutions during IBC, September 13-17 in Amsterdam. Visit TiVo in Hall 5, stand A31.
About Vodafone Group
Vodafone Group is one of the world’s leading telecoms and technology service providers. We have extensive experience in connectivity, convergence and the Internet of Things, as well as championing mobile financial services and digital transformation in emerging markets.
Vodafone Group has mobile operations in 24 countries, partners with mobile networks in 42 more, and fixed broadband operations in 19 markets. As of 30 June 2019, Vodafone Group had approximately 640 million mobile customers, 21 million fixed broadband customers and 14 million TV customers, including all of the customers in Vodafone’s joint ventures and associates. For more information, please visit: www.vodafone.com.
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