ContentWise enables personalized recommendations on Sky Italia’s new OTT service
Addresses Sky Italia’s need to maximize revenue through multiscreen content discovery experiences.
November 17, 2014, Milan — ContentWise™, the personalization, discovery and recommendations solution for digital TV content, announced today that Sky Italia has selected its discovery solution to power personalized recommendations for Sky Online™, Sky Italia’s recently launched online video service. The ContentWise solution enables Sky Italia to offer subscribers of its Sky Online service an intuitive, personalized experience that combines discovery, content recommendations and viewing like never before. It will be deployed as part of a systems integration project managed by Ericsson.
Sky Online provides subscribers with access to a broad content catalog, including movies, sports and TV series. The entire offering will be available online to create an enhanced viewer experience accessible from any device.
“Creating amazing entertainment experiences always means putting the customer first,” said Pier Paolo Tamma, CIO, Sky Italia. “As viewers demand more relevance and convenience in the content they consume, our goal is to make sure they can enjoy moving effortlessly across discovery patterns. Selecting ContentWise’s solution makes this vision a reality.”
The ContentWise solution offers Sky Italia complete management of Sky Online through use of its powerful multi-device content publishing tool, which enables content curators to deliver targeted video recommendations. The solution also offers advanced interactive analytics, providing valuable insights such as recommendations effectiveness and user engagement, giving Sky Italia more visibility and control over the user discovery process.
“The inspiration for ContentWise has always been to make it easy for service owners to put the user at the center of the entertainment experience, offering a one-stop-shop for personalized discovery and enabling continuous improvement of the experience,” said ContentWise CEO, Paolo Bozzola. “We are proud to be partnering with Sky Italia, one of the most high-profile pay-TV operators in the world, to introduce discovery experiences that are set to expand its multiscreen content innovation and increase revenues.”
The ContentWise discovery solution enables broadcasters and pay-TV operators to deliver highly personalized TV recommendations that combine multiple sources of data (e.g. linear TV consumption, VOD, DVR, Web, tablets, mobile, social media, etc.) and optimize monetization of their licensed digital assets.