CHICAGO, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TMS, the international leader in entertainment navigation, and UUX, a leading Internet-TV-as-a-Service (iTaaS) platform have entered into a new agreement under which UUX is using TMS' On® Entertainment metadata in the entertainment guides it creates for network operator customers in Latin America. These guides for Internet-connected TVs, streaming players, video game consoles, tablets, smartphones and websites enable UUX customers' end users to easily find and watch the entertainment content they're most interested in, whether it's on live TV, on demand or online. Facilitating advanced search and discovery among end users increases consumption of video content and maximizes Average Revenue per User (ARPU) for UUX customers.
"We're happy to be using TMS data in our entertainment guides as we expand our presence in Latin America and beyond," said Lou Schwartz, CEO of UUX. "UUX aspires to be the leading global video service and as we scale up, we know that TMS can scale their data offerings along with us."
UUX was created to provide network operators a one-stop, market-ready Internet-TV-as-a-Service (iTaaS) offering. The platform is built on the philosophy that initial user engagement with video is increasingly taking place outside of the living room – on one or more connected devices. With a unique smartphone-based user interface, UUX's iTaaS offering enables a new approach to discovery, control and consumption of Live and Catch-Up TV and Video-on-Demand (VoD) content across all Internet-connected devices and screens.
The turn-key UUX iTaaS platform includes the software and services necessary to enable network operators, whether fixed or mobile, to launch successful Internet television services, differentiate their offerings and maximize ARPU. Customers can benefit from the deployment experience, marketing, billing, content acquisition and other specialized expertise while avoiding the cost and complexity of integrating traditional on-premise software systems and workflows.
The agreement calls for UUX to use TMS' On® Entertainment data for Latin American markets. These enriched products provide comprehensive TV schedules, program and episode descriptions, actor/character names and details and scaling key art assets, banners and cast photos that automatically optimize for display on a variety of screens. Proprietary TMS Unique IDs enable the synchronization of various assets across datasets which facilitates the discoverability of live TV, on demand and online content.
"UUX's decision to use TMS data in its new Internet-TV-as-a-Service platform is further validation of our Latin American datasets," said Rich Cusick, General Manager of TMS. "International growth is a strategic priority for TMS and we look forward to working with UUX as they expand into new markets around the world."
TMS metadata powers the leading television and movie guide products which reach millions of consumers in 40 countries through clients including Microsoft, Yahoo!, TiVo, Comcast, IMDb, Virgin Media UK, Com Hem, DIRECTV Latin America and Cablevision Mexico.
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. TMS data reaches millions of consumers in 40 countries through clients including Microsoft, Yahoo!, TiVo, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS TV, IMDb, Virgin Media UK, Com Hem, DIRECTV Latin America and Cablevision Mexico. In addition, this comprehensive metadata is used extensively for media measurement and analysis. For more information about TMS visit TribuneMediaServices.com.
UUX is a new corporation at the forefront of over-the-top video technology and a key player in the Internet television revolution. Its mission is to provide network operators with a one-stop, market ready Internet TV-as-a-Service (iTaaS) platform so that they can easily and cost-effectively deploy Internet television services for their subscribers. The company is privately held and incorporated in the UK with offices in London, Madrid, Mexico, Miami and Sao Paulo.
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