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Online second most popular way of watching TV in three European nations

Online streaming has become the second most popular way to watch TV in UK, Germany and Sweden. According to an independent study conducted by Gracenote and nScreenMedia, pay TV is currently the most popular television source in the UK and Sweden (nearly two in three consumers in each market using it), while Germany’s most popular […]

Gracenote launches descriptive metadata solution

Nielsen-owned Gracenote has launched a descriptive metadata solution that is designed to produce more contextually relevant TV and movie discovery experiences. Gracenote Video Descriptors is the first of its new ‘Advanced Discovery’ products. The company says it will enable pay TV providers, OTT services and connected device manufacturers to “unlock deeper user engagement and loyalty”. […]

Nielsen’s Gracenote launches mobile video analytics solution

Nielsen-owned Gracenote has launched a new Mobile Video Analytics solution designed to offer insights into the quality and performance of popular mobile video streaming apps. The solution is targeted at mobile operators, TV operators, streaming services and hardware manufacturers, allowing them to understand how mobile app performance impacts user behaviour and attitudes. The offering will also […]

Nielsen integrates Gracenote smart TV data

Nielsen has announced plans to use Gracenote’s real-time smart TV data to enhance Nielsen Marketing Cloud’s Data Management Platform (Nielsen DMP). Nielsen said the collaboration will boost Nielsen DMP’s audience targeting, consumer analytics and measurement capabilities by connecting Gracenote viewership data with a range of its own first- and third-party consumer data. This will give […]

Gracenote launches new entertainment products for converged platforms

Nielsen-owned Gracenote is launching a raft of entertainment data products developed for converged media platforms and services. Gracenote says that its connected databases for video, music and sports will enable global entertainment providers and smart device makers to use its data and IDs to enable advanced voice and text search, user experiences and personalised media […]

Report: Nielsen in talks to buy Gracenote

Market research company Nielsen is reportedly in advanced talks to buy entertainment metadata firm Gracenote from its parent company Tribune Media. According to a Variety report, which cites multiple unnamed sources, Nielsen could announce the deal as early this month and pay between US$450 to US$500 million to secure Gracenote. The report claims that Nielsen […]

Viggle agrees content recognition deal with Gracenote

Second screen TV service Viggle has signed an automatic content recognition deal with Gracenote that will let Viggle users identify and match TV programmes and movies with their mobile device. The deal builds on an existing agreement between the two firms relating to music identification, and will see Viggle use Gracenote’s Entourage ACR platform. Viggle […]

Gracenote buys TV and movie data rival Baseline

Video and music metadata specialists Gracenote has acquired TV and film information rival, Baseline. Gracenote said that Baseline’s database deepens its existing video metadata by adding detailed, descriptive information about movies and TV productions that can be used to “power next generation TV and video experiences for viewers.” It added that Baseline’s ‘The Studio System’ platform expands […]

Gracenote appoints former M-GO chief as CEO

Video and music metadata specialists Gracenote has appointed John Batter, the former CEO of movie and TV streaming service M-GO, as its new CEO.  Batter will take up the role on September 2, leading Gracenote’s day-to-day operations, setting its strategic direction and driving growth for the firm’s core metadata and technology businesses. He will report […]

LG signs smart TV interface deal with Gracenote

LG Electronics has partnered with metadata firm Gracenote, which will power LG’s On Now service on its latest Cinema 3D line of smart TVs in Europe.  Gracenote eyeQ will provide TV schedules and listings, movie and TV show descriptive metadata, as well as cover art and images to help viewers navigate through broadcast and on-demand […]