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Android TV set-top box and multiscreen digital entertainment software solutions provider 3 Screen Solutions (3SS) has joined forces with Media Distillery to launch and co-commercialise a new pre-integrated AI-based end-to-end platform.
3SS Media Distilery 15May2019
The companies say that their partnership will enable ‘unprecedented’ TV service personalisation and a range of benefits for operators and their subscribers.
The artificial intelligence-based solution comprises a wide combination of machine learning methodologies to recognise every visual and audial aspect inside video, including faces, speech, topics, logos and text. Such deep content understanding and indexing of what actually makes up an item of video content is said to be the key for enabling user searches that yield highly diverse and accurate results.

Media Distillery’s technology is seen as an ideal complement to the 3READY front end and UI/UX solution designed to help subscribers easily discover and access content, across content sources whether on connected TV, set-top box, games console, mobile device or browser. 3READY has recently been further enhanced via the introduction of 3READY Assistant, which deepens standard Google Assistant integration. 

What is said to differentiate Media Distillery’s AI technology is that it makes each item of content searchable by creating metadata that is claimed to have a depth and variety beyond that which is typically available using alternative solutions. Viewers can not only search for a programme by title, they can search by persons of interest, event or even search for recommendations by topic. Since the 3SS-Media Distillery solution is pre-integrated, operators can benefit from accelerated deployment.

“While it may be easy to search for content, we all know it is not always easy to find it,” says Roland Sars, CEO of Media Distillery. “With our new joint solution with 3SS, viewers will get much more personal TV experiences, and finding their desired content will be quicker, easier, and more intuitive.”

“With its AI expertise and innovation, Media Distillery is redefining the potential of content aggregation; it transforms an operator’s ability to really harvest content to get maximum yield, benefitting revenues while enabling great, personalised experiences for subscribers,” added 3SS managing director Kai-Christian Borchers. “The TV of the future will be both simple and personal.”