Guided by the belief that consumers should not have to work to find relevant content—the content should find them—Digitalsmiths provides the industry’s most comprehensive video discovery platform, offering personalized search, recommendations and browsing, social trending, mood-based discovery, and a business rules engine for all connected devices. Built for service providers, content providers and consumer electronics manufacturers, Digitalsmiths Seamless Discovery® enables personalized discovery experiences that instantly connect consumers to the most relevant movies, TV shows and live events available, at any time, on any screen.
- Movies, TV, and Live Events
- Linear, Premium Channels, VOD, and OTT
- Set-top Boxes, Smart TVs, Tablets, Smartphones, Laptops/Desktops, and Gaming Consoles
Combine data from the Unified Data Service with Viewer Behavioral Data, and Seamless Discovery’s Data Management capabilities provide a robust dataset as the foundation to power numerous types of personalized video discovery applications including search, recommendations, social discovery, mood discovery, voice navigation and more.
The Unified Data Service has been architected to manage this every increasing set of big data pools including the following:
- Digitalsmiths’ Proprietary Scene-Level, Time-Based Metadata
- Digitalsmiths’ Proprietary Mood Metadata
- Service Provider’s VOD Catalogs Data
- Service Provider’s Linear Schedule Data
- Service Provider’s Specific Third-Party Data Sources
- Pre-Mapped Third-Party Data Sources – The Unified Data Service is pre-mapped to key third-party industry sources to speed up implementations, and spans a variety of functions including:
• Industry Leading Linear Schedule Data
• Industry Leading VOD Catalog Data
• Over-The-Top Data
• Social Network Data
• Critic Ratings & Reviews
• Video Trailers
- Individual Personalized Recommendations
- Group Personalized Recommendations
- Personalized Browsing
- Item Similarity
Buzz on social networks is playing an increasingly important role in consumers’ viewing decisions. Seamless Discovery’s Social Trending functionality incorporates real-time social data to surface the most buzzed-about content on social networks. Social Trending allows service providers to reveal the most popular content during a number of different time frames, such as what was talked about last Friday, what live TV is being talked about now, and/or what is most talked about but airs over the next three days.
A viewer’s mood often dictates the type of TV shows and/or movies he/she would like to watch; therefore, Digitalsmiths Mood-Based Discovery provides yet another method to easily discover content by isolating titles based on what the viewer is in the mood for at any given time.
Seamless Discovery’s Mood-Based Discovery is powered by hundreds of thousands of potential combinations and preferences based on video mood, setting, theme, era, location, and many other factors.
With more and more channels airing sports content, many of which are not on the networks commonly searched by viewers, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find one’s favorite team. Sports Discovery surfaces a viewer’s favorite teams and/or sporting events that was once hidden, reducing the time spent channel surfacing. This application will appeal to the true sports fanatic by recommending sporting events the viewer likes to watch and/or currently has a high “excitement” factor; for example, a game that is tied in overtime, or an underdog is about to beat a number one ranked team.
Seamless Discovery’s Business Console provides the ability to incorporate a service provider’s business needs and requirements into its video discovery solution. The Business Console is an intuitive interface where the service provider can strategically control the outputs of each personalized video discovery feature delivered to its viewers. This additional layer of customization can be used to boost revenue-generating content such as VOD titles, create strategic product offerings, deliver targeted promotions to different subsets of consumers, and up-sell/cross-sell premium content and services, creating new possibilities for enhancing and monetizing personalized video discovery experiences.
- Business Rules
- Curated Lists
• Create lists to promote seasonal content, or special events such as The Oscars
• Increase VOD purchases by creating a list of $2.99 movies, or new releases
• Appeal to parents and kids by developing a list of popular, or new kids movies
• Create lists based on genres or asset-level information, such as Action Movies or Romantic Comedies
For new viewers, Seamless Discovery supports the ability to “cold start” by presenting the viewer with content to rate, and the platform can deliver personalized recommendations based on as few as five to ten ratings. Seamless Discovery continues to update this “new” profile in real-time as future activities take place, ensuring the most accurate recommendations on an ongoing basis.