Nielsen’s Gracenote in the past six months has expanded its Electronic Program Guides with on-demand streaming services in Europe by adding coverage of Spain, Italy and France to existing coverage of the United Kingdom and Germany, the company announced.
Gracenote also powers the largest services in North America, according to the company. Its latest expansion into Europe positions Gracenote as the leading OTT guide provider in the world, with coverage of more than 200 catalogs in 13 markets across North America, Europe, Latin America and APAC, according to the company.
“While much of the focus in the ‘Streaming Wars’ conversation has been on the largest catalogs and original content, the winners will also understand how to successfully integrate with a diverse set of video platforms,” said Simon Adams, chief product officer at Gracenote, in a statement. “As this new generation of video providers emerges, Gracenote is playing to its long-standing role providing the critical metadata, unique IDs and rich imagery that power killer user experiences and drive tune-in and engagement.”
Gracenote’s OTT guide offering helps make video content searchable across multiple services, platforms and devices, allowing OTT services to elevate content visibility while enabling Smart TV makers and cable and satellite operators to increase ease of use, according to the company. Gracenote IDs and metadata provide common links between TV series, seasons and episodes, as well as related TV and movie genres, celebrities, and other descriptive information.
At CES Jan. 7-10, Gracenote will showcase entertainment data and analytics solutions designed to help video providers optimize their offerings, according to the company.