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May 06, 2015 5:08 AM 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





Key Executives for Digitalsmiths Corporation

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Director and Member of Advisory Board
Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Executive Vice President of Revenue
Vice President of Engineering
Vice President of Client Services
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Digitalsmiths Corporation Key Developments

Digitalsmiths Releases Seamless Insight, a Reporting and Analytics Platform

Digitalsmiths announced the release of Seamless Insight(TM), a reporting and analytics platform. Seamless Insight provides video service providers actionable visibility to optimize targeted content promotions that increase average revenue per user (ARPU) and improve viewer engagement. As content discovery features expand, video service providers face massive increases in the volume and variety of data available regarding viewer interactions. Seamless Insight enables operators to analyze and operationalize that massive volume of viewer data to quickly drive increased revenue per user. This unprecedented targeting dramatically increases the performance of cross-platform content promotions - to help drive increases in ARPU for video service providers. Digitalsmiths Seamless Insight platform, at launch, consists of several key modules: The Discovery Dashboards provides executives, the ARPU team, engineers and product teams a snapshot of the usage and stability of their cross-platform content discovery offerings. Stakeholders can identify the products, devices and content driving the great ROI, understand consumption and engagement patterns by device type, for any timeframe, and identify any downtime or data quality issues. The ARPU Module helps the merchandising team achieve its primary goal of increasing revenue per viewer through multiple mediums and thousands of assets. Seamless Insight's ARPU Module provides technology to easily build and deliver deep multivariate A/B tests to subsets of viewers, and provide a clear picture on campaign performance to optimize future promotions. The ARPU Module enables video service providers to create and test various promotions for channels, packages, premium content and even Pay-Per-View across all applications and devices. Seamless Insight will be demonstrated at the International Consumer Electronics Show(R) (CES) in Las Vegas, NV January 6-9, 2015.

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.

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