With a undisclosed investment from Merapar and ITNM, a new player has entered the scene of TV metadata . “Stunned by the fact that most EPG providers do not enrich their data with omnipresent information, it has become our ambition to offer Europe’s most advanced platform of TV metadata”, says Tijn Smithuis, Managing Director of GVIDI. By taking full advantage of industry initiatives such as EIDR and TV Anytime, combined with metadata from the very best sources in the field, it is possible to deliver TV operators a complete metadata set that covers both their linear and non-linear content. This enables TV operators to use metadata to also cover VOD- and Replay TV services. When creating integrated metadata, recommendation engines and user interfaces will work significantly better and start living up to their promise of maximum discoverability and recommendation. This in itself will lead to an increase in upsell of content for TV operators and will fully exploit the potential of a personalized viewing experience for the customer.
ITNM Systems has delivered a new DST100 system to BCE in Luxembourg. The ITNM Systems DST100 runs on the HD-channels of RTL Nederland and is responsible for the teletext and DVB-subtitles on these channels. The ITNM Systems DST100 is also in use at several European cable operators for generating DVB-subtitles and correcting teletext on HD channels.
ITNM Systems started a cooperation with Media Choice. To make the most out of this cooperation we chose to join Media Choice at their location in Naaldwijk, The Netherlands. Media Choice supplies systems and services to cable-providers and broadcasters. The company's main focus is adinsertion, tv-playouts and encoders. As European representative for brands as Adtec and Sencore, Media Choice has built an impressive network throughout Europe.