TMS and Com Hem Enter Into Entertainment Metadata Agreement On® Entertainment Metadata to Power Next-Generation Pay TV Experience Offered by Sweden's Largest Cable Operator

CHICAGO, Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TMS, the leading provider of entertainment metadata, and Com Hem, the leading supplier of triple-play services in Sweden, have entered into a new agreement under which Com Hem will use TMS' best-in-class On® Entertainment metadata in its next generation entertainment guides. TMS data will enable Com Hem to offer its subscribers guides which facilitate seamless search and discovery of linear and on-demand television programming. The user experience powered by TiVo will be consistent across the Com Hem guides on TV, tablet, smart-phone and computer devices; a standardized user interface will maximize subscriber satisfaction and encourage increased video consumption.

Com Hem offers pay television, high-speed broadband and fixed telephony services to more than 1.7 million households in Sweden. The company will use TMS' On Entertainment metadata including linear TV schedules, VOD program services, TV Showcards, Celebrity Profiles, Image Gallery and more. Together, this rich, deep and connected data will enable unified search, image-driven navigation and smart content recommendations. TMS Unique IDs will enable the seamless connection of multiple datasets and allow Com Hem subscribers to find and watch all the entertainment content they'll enjoy most, regardless of the source.

While TMS currently provides entertainment metadata to customers around the globe, this marks the company's entry into the Swedish market.

"The advanced entertainment guides Com Hem will make available to their subscribers across multiple devices require high quality data offerings and expertise," said John Kelleher, TMS' President and Chief Operating Officer. "TMS is in a unique position to help Com Hem bring these guides to life for the benefit of their subscribers and we look forward to contributing to the success of this initiative."

TMS metadata powers the world's most exciting entertainment guides which reach hundreds of millions of consumers in 40 countries through clients including Microsoft, Google, TiVo, Comcast, IMDb, Virgin Media UK, DIRECTV Latin America, SKY Brasil and Cablevision Mexico.

About TMS

TMS is an international leader in entertainment information. As part of its On® Entertainment product line the company provides industry leading TV, movie and celebrity metadata that fuels the most exciting entertainment guides and applications on the planet. In addition, this comprehensive metadata is used extensively for media measurement and analysis. TMS also produces Zap2it, a social TV hub that connects engaged entertainment fans to popular TV shows, movies, celebrities, and other fans. For more information about TMS visit TribuneMediaServices.com.

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Email: soborne@tribune.com

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