With multi-service platforms driving growth of advanced entertainment applications, Rovi has expanded its relationship with voice and language solutions provider Nuance Communications to let service providers, CE manufacturers and others integrate voice recognition capability into Rovi-indexed data on TV shows, movies and music.
In a multi-year data licensing agreement, Rovi’s entertainment data will be integrated with Nuance’s Dragon TV, a content discovery and guide solution, as well as Nuance’s mobile voice and language understanding platforms. "We believe the expansion of our relationship with Nuance extends our role in voice-activated guidance and discovery of entertainment that is accessible from multiple devices via the cloud," said Bob Shallow, SVP, product sales & marketing at Rovi. "Our data and services include media analysis, search algorithms, and recommendation engines that, together with Nuance’s voice and natural language platforms, can power innovative applications that take the digital entertainment experience to new heights."
“Movies, shows, and music are key elements of the mobile experience that span TV, phones, tablets and PCs. And with so much content available, people need an effortless and intuitive way to access what they want, when they want it," said Matt Revis, vp/gm, Dragon Devices at Nuance. "By expanding our capabilities to use Nuance’s voice and natural language understanding capabilities with Rovi’s broad movie, TV and music database, we’re able to bring the power of connected content to virtually any device."