Client-side recommendations for broadcasters: a new approach

 

Content personalization is currently offered by many two-way TV services (e.g., IPTV, OTT), where the return channel — i.e. the communication from the user’s set-top box (STB) to the service provider — allows a centralized system to identify and monitor the user’s actions in order to generate personalized recommendations.

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ContentWise editorial in Broadcast Pro ME: Helping Viewers and Operators

 

The latest issue of Broadcast Pro ME features an editorial titled “Helping viewers discover content and operators increase sales”. Here’s a link to the online edition:

http://www.broadcastprome.com/2012/01/25/helping-viewers-discover-content-and-operators-increase-sales/

It’s a very high-level piece in which I try to paint, in broad strokes, a …  Read more »


Assisted content planning: using recommendation engines to improve catalog performance

 

We typically use a recommender system to estimate which content items are likely to match a user’s taste and recommend them, based on her implicit or explicit interests. In its simplest implementation, the recommender system works on a defined content catalog of …  Read more »