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
- 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.
- 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.
Over any given 30-day period approximately 20,000 linear titles and over 100,000 VOD and online titles are available to consumers for viewing. This mountain of content creates not only discovery challenges for consumers, but also big data issues for service providers across the video entertainment industry.
Delivering personalized recommendations and search results requires hundreds of various data sources, which include everything from the provider’s proprietary metadata, to EPG and VOD catalogs, to explicit and implicit subscriber data. When you multiply this by millions of subscribers combined with the need to deliver search and recommendations within a sub-second period, it’s easy to see why data integrity is a significant pain point for service providers, content providers and consumer electronics manufacturers.
Digitalsmiths has both the big data expertise and the technology needed to aggregate, normalize and leverage large amounts of disparate data sources in real-time in ways that create value for consumers and revenue for our customers.
Digitalsmiths offers numerous platform hosting options to support both the service provider’s business needs and any internal or geographical regulatory requirements. Seamless Discovery can be hosted on the service provider’s internal network, Digitalsmiths’ servers, a cloud-based hosting solution, or a combination of any of these options.