San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 20, 2014
Cognitive Networks, a leading provider of real-time services that power Enhanced TV on Smart TVs, today announced a partnership with metacontent and metadata provider Lingospot. Through its various partnerships with interactive content creation and distribution platforms, app developers, advertisers, TV manufacturers, and content providers, Cognitive Networks has built out a first-of-its-kind Smart TV ecosystem for Enhanced TV. Lingospot is a contextually-aware content recommendation and discovery platform that automatically identifies what’s occurring inside each scene of a TV broadcast and enhances the experience for TV viewers by delivering compelling companion content. The Lingospot partnership will drive deeper engagement, increase programming ratings, add to advertising effectiveness, and provide new ad opportunities on Smart TVs.
Lingospot uses patented natural language processing, semantic search, image analysis and machine learning technologies to analyze multiple modalities of a TV station’s broadcast in order to automatically extract metadata. It then enhances TV viewing by providing additional relevant metacontent -- such as articles, photos and celebrity profiles -- to second screen and Smart TV applications. Lingospot’s scene-level metacontent leverages the company’s extensive network of relationships and integrations with thousands of content sources from across the web.
"The ability to enhance the TV viewing experience with relevant, related content helps expand the value proposition of Smart TVs to viewers," said Michael Collette, CEO of Cognitive Networks. "We’re excited to enable Lingospot to help TV networks augment their content in creative new ways."
“Live TV companion content can help deliver on the promise of Enhanced TV,” said Nikos Iatropoulos, CEO and co-founder of Lingospot. “We’re excited to be partnering with Cognitive Networks to make this companion content experience available to the marketplace.”
Cognitive Networks’ partnership with Lingospot adds a new option to the company's relationships with leading TV manufacturers and content providers, extending an already robust Smart TV ecosystem. Cognitive Networks’ Automatic Content Recognition (ACR) technology allows the delivery of an integrated Enhanced TV experience for TV viewers, enabling contextually-related content to be displayed on Smart TVs in synchronization with its related television programming, enriching the viewing experience through engaging viewing capabilities. Enhanced TV is the ability of viewers to engage and interact with TV content through their Smart TV.
About Cognitive Networks
Cognitive Networks is a leading provider of real-time services powered by Automatic Content Recognition (ACR) technology, enabling the fundamental transformation of the way viewers consume TV while delivering a platform for content producers and TV networks to increase customer engagement, grow their audiences, and increase the value of the TV viewing experience for all audiences.
The company’s ENGAGE™ API allows Smart TVs to launch applications that are intelligently synchronized with live or time-shifted television, enabling ecosystem partners to add Enhanced TV capabilities to broadcast TV displaying on Smart TVs. With Cognitive Networks’ Engage, content providers can now provide consumers with fun, smart things to do while watching TV on their Smart TVs.
Lingospot is an automatic, scene-level metadata and metacontent provider. The company’s software analyzes multiple modalities of TV broadcasts to automatically extract what’s occurring inside each scene. It also recommends relevant, supplemental content that enhances the primary broadcast. Powered by patented natural language processing, semantic search, image analysis and machine learning, Lingospot offers its service to TV and cable networks, multichannel video programming distributers, over-the-top TV providers, TV manufacturers and application developers who wish to better tag their video assets, or add a new dimension of companion content to enhance TV video consumption. Founded in 2006, Lingospot is located in Sherman Oaks, California. For more information on Lingospot, please visit: http://corp.lingospot.com/.
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