September 02, 2014 10:59 PM ET

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Company Overview of Digitalsmiths Corporation

Company Overview

Digitalsmiths Corporation provides a cloud-based content discovery and recommendation service for service providers, content providers, and consumer electronics manufacturers. It offers personalized search, recommendations, social discovery, mood discovery, sports discovery, and a business console for all connected devices. The company’s solutions include Seamless Discovery that enables personalized discovery experiences that instantly connect consumers to the most relevant movies, TV shows, and live events available; and MetaFrame, a unified framework for the creation, aggregation, and distribution of rich data across media businesses. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Durham,...

320 Blackwell Street

Suite 200

Durham, NC 27701

United States

Founded in 1998

Phone:

919-460-4747

Fax:

323-576-5366

Key Executives for Digitalsmiths Corporation

Co-Founder
Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Executive Vice President of Revenue
Vice President of Engineering
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Digitalsmiths Corporation Key Developments

Sharp Electronics Corporation Selects Digitalsmiths and Tribune Media Services to Boost User Experience for SmartCentral 3.0 on Sharp AQUOS LED TVs

Digitalsmiths and Tribune Media Services announced that Sharp Electronics Corporation has selected Digitalsmiths and TMS to enhance the video discovery experience of Sharp's 2014 line-up of AQUOS(R) LED Smart televisions. By leveraging Digitalsmiths' Seamless Discovery Platform pre-integrated with TMS' On(R) Entertainment data, Sharp's new SmartCentral(TM) 3.0 Smart TV platform enables viewers to search less and discover more. A cross-platform smart guide integrates program information for content available from cable or satellite sources and streaming services. Using Sharp's SmartCentral 3.0, viewers can receive content recommendations along with rich program descriptions and images for content available on a range of services, without having to switch TV inputs or apps. With Digitalsmiths' Seamless Discovery technology Sharp's SmartCentral 3.0 revolutionizes how content is delivered to consumers. Seamless Discovery conducts cross-catalog searches across providers to deliver consumers all the channels that a specific show is appearing on, giving them the choice of times and channels to view that specific show. For consumers this delivers a seamless viewer experience. On Entertainment data from TMS is pre-integrated into the Digitalsmiths Seamless Discovery platform allowing the entertainment guides on Sharp SmartCentral 3.0 to present the most targeted cross-catalog content recommendations along with the best available program and episode descriptions, images and related content to consumers. TMS Unique IDs, the industry-standard for synchronizing entertainment assets across various datasets, helps enable the advanced program discovery features of Sharp SmartCentral 3.0. Sharp SmartCentral 3.0 is currently available on more than a dozen models of Sharp's 2014 AQUOS Large Screen LED TVs.

Zeebox Expands Relationship with Digitalsmiths to Power TV Recommendations in United Kingdom and Australia

Digitalsmiths announced that zeebox is now leveraging Digitalsmiths Seamless Discovery(R) in the United Kingdom and Australia. Digitalsmiths Seamless Discovery is powering key elements of personalised video discovery across all of zeebox's supported platforms. In June 2013, zeebox deployed Digitalsmiths Seamless Discovery to its users in the United States. Building on this success, the company is now enabling zeebox users in the United Kingdom and Australia to experience the 'Recommended For You' feature that delivers personalised recommendations based on individual viewing behavior. In addition, zeebox users will have access to the 'Similar Shows' feature allowing them to discover related content that is most similar to the show currently being watched, previously viewed content or a program available in the future. Digitalsmiths Seamless Discovery and Unified Data Service(TM) enable personalised search and recommendations applications for all content including live TV, sports, time-shifted TV, premium channels and VOD across all connected devices. These solutions give video providers a clear pathway to increasing engagement and reclaiming viewer satisfaction and loyalty. Deployed by leading multichannel video programming distributors, consumer electronics manufacturers and second screen applications, Digitalsmiths Seamless Discovery is the industry's most comprehensive video discovery platform powering personalised search, recommendations, social discovery, mood discovery and sports discovery - all enabled by robust data management capabilities. Seamless Discovery also delivers a suite of business management tools for providers to strategically control and personalize video offerings.

Digitalsmiths Opens Digitalsmiths Global Discovery Center in Denver, Colorado

Digitalsmiths announced that the company is expanding its footprint by opening the Digitalsmiths Global Discovery Center in Denver, Colorado. The new facility enables video service providers to preview, simulate and test deployments of the Digitalsmiths Seamless Discovery(R) platform across multi-screen environments including set-top boxes, smart phones, tablets, smart TVs and gaming consoles. Partners will also receive an in-depth overview on best practices for implementing personalized video discovery solutions and next-generation guidance and navigation. In addition to gaining insights at Digitalsmiths Global Discovery Center, partners will continue to have real-time access to their Digitalsmiths Seamless Discovery environments through its cloud-based hosting. This ensures partners can continue to explore strategies and best practices learned at the center from their own facilities.

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