On® Entertainment Metadata from TMS Provides Viewing Data for Jinni's 'My TV & Movie Guide' App

Consumers Enjoy 'Instant Satisfaction' With Great Content Discovery and Viewing Information on Jinni

Dec 04, 2013, 09:00 ET from TMS

CHICAGO, Dec. 4, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- TMS, the international leader in entertainment navigation, and Jinni, the first and only taste-and-mood based semantic discovery engine for video, have announced that Jinni is using TMS' world-class On® Entertainment metadata to provide availability information for linear TV and OTT content on its new 'My TV & Movie Guide' iPad app and web service. As a result, once consumers find something great to watch using Jinni's taste and mood based recommendation engine, they can easily find when and where to watch it. Jinni's superior recommendations are seamlessly integrated into the viewing experience and deliver the most personalized and relevant TV and movie options to end users.

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Powered by their proprietary Entertainment Genome™, Jinni's service considers thousands of content attributes including mood, style, plot and setting to surface the exact TV shows or movies that individuals will enjoy most at any given time. By delivering the most personalized search results, Jinni puts the user in the center of the entertainment experience and sets a new standard for how consumers decide what to watch.

Use of industry standard On Entertainment data from TMS enables the advanced search and discovery functionality offered by the Jinni service to directly connect with viewing information for all linear TV and OTT content sources. TMS Unique IDs synchronize entertainment assets across multiple datasets which facilitates discoverability across linear TV, VOD and OTT content.

"TMS is pleased to provide the enhanced entertainment data that helps Jinni facilitate consumers' viewing of TV shows and movies recommended by its taste and mood based discovery engine," said Rich Cusick, General Manager of TMS. "Jinni users are sure to get hooked on the advanced search and discovery experience."

"Jinni's goal is to set users free from the frustration of searching for something to watch. Our recommendations take them directly to the content they are most likely to enjoy," said Yosi Glick, Co-founder & CEO of Jinni.  "TMS metadata allow us to present users the very best recommendations from amongst all content available to them, and to directly connect to all viewing options for instant gratification." 

The new Jinni iPad app will be featured in the Interface Showcase at the TV of Tomorrow NYC Show on December 11, 2013. TVOT is the premier industry event that brings together the pay-TV operators, consumer electronics manufacturers, social media companies, entrepreneurs and technologists who are building the TV platforms of tomorrow with the broadcasters, networks, developers, designers and producers upon whom the success of those platforms depends. The Interface Showcase competition identifies and rewards the most outstanding work in entertainment guide and user interface design and functionality.

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, Verizon FiOS TV, IMDb, Virgin Media UK, Com Hem, DIRECTV Latin America, SKY Brasil and Cablevision Mexico.

Jinni powers semantic video discovery for Xfinity, Xbox, VUDU and other tier-one TV and OTT providers worldwide.

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. 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, SKY Brasil and Cablevision Mexico. In addition, this comprehensive metadata is used extensively for media measurement and analysis. For more information about TMS visit TribuneMediaServices.com.

About Jinni

Jinni is the first and only taste-and-mood based engine powering entertainment discovery. Using content genetics and nuanced understanding of user tastes, the Jinni engine powers a uniquely intuitive and personalized experience that increases content consumption and consumer satisfaction.

The Jinni service is powered by the Entertainment Genome™, containing thousands of genes that are assigned to each title to describe mood, style, plot, setting and more; this is a rich alternative to the usual genre language, which benefits both the quality of the content delivered as well as the intuitive semantic-based user experience. New titles are automatically indexed via analysis of user reviews and synopses, using a proprietary Natural Language Processing solution.

Jinni's content discovery solution has been voted "Best Product Idea" by CableLabs. Jinni is a Webby Awards honoree, a Red Herring 100 Europe winner, an OnHollywood 100 winner, a SXSW Web Awards nominee, a TechCrunch Europas nominee, a finalist in the 2012 Connected TV Awards for Outstanding Technology Innovation, and was selected as the best movie recommendation engine by CNET and Lifehacker. Jinni provides content discovery and recommendation solutions to European content providers Belgacom and Prisa TV. To see Jinni's award winning engine at work, visit www.jinni.com.

TMS Contact:
Mark Yamada
Director of Communications
Office: +1 323.460.5216
Mobile: +1 310.804.0372
Email: myamada@tribune.com

Jinni Contact:
Nikki Ralston
US: + 1-877-716-0480
INT: +972 54-727-9127
Email: nikki.ralston@jinni.com