25 August 2016, San Francisco — ContentWise the personalization, discovery, analytics and metadata expert, today announced that Alpha Networks, an innovative company specialized in back-end Pay-TV services, has selected ContentWise to provide integrated personalization and recommendation solutions into its flagship product, Tucano.
Tucano from Alpha Networks is a back-end software platform, enabling media companies, network operators and service providers to offer their subscribers Pay-TV content. Providing a comprehensive CRM/CMS back-end, with an out-of-the-box integration with video infrastructure and metadata providers, Tucano enables swift integration with legacy systems. Alongside this, it also includes access portals for system administrators, operators and resellers and provides an open API interface that allows front-end implementations for a customized and enriched user experience.
By integrating the ContentWise solution into the Tucano platform, Alpha Networks customers will be able to accurately profile users, enabling Tucano to effectively personalize the entertainment experience. The ContentWise technology will propose and recommend the most relevant content, activate smart upselling and forecast which content viewers will want to watch next, to allow pre-caching.
ContentWise is the TV personalization software that provides broadcast, cable, satellite, IPTV, OTT and video streaming operators with total control over the curation and automation of the Personalized TV experience. ContentWise provides a UX engine that provides full control over each personalized user interface element across platforms through a set of visual layout tools. ContentWise delivers the most sophisticated content discovery solution currently available due to algorithmic and social recommendations, predictive browsing and context awareness. The solution includes editorial tools that enable content programmers to achieve unprecedented control thanks to predictive performance tools, curation, dynamic streams, business rules and A/B testing. The data driven UX engine includes four critical KPI analytic sets: user activity, financials, engagement and recommendation effectiveness metrics.
About ALPHA NETWORKS
ALPHA NETWORKS is a leading provider of software for media companies and operators offering Pay-TV content. ALPHA NETWORKS’ Tucano is device-agnostic and supports multiple payment methods. Providing a comprehensive CMS/CRM back-end, with out-of-the-box integration into the video infrastructure and with metadata providers, ALPHA NETWORKS enables swift integration with legacy systems. The platform provides an open API that can be easily used to integrate with client middleware, device applications, and user interface providers.
ALPHA NETWORKS empowers the innovation, accelerates time to market, and enhances the next-generation TV entertainment business. Headquartered in Belgium, with sales representatives in Europe, Asia and South America, the company is internationally recognized. Working with major telecom and media companies such as Orange, Econet Media Group and TeleCentro, ALPHA NETWORKS excels in carrier-grade deployments and customer support.
ContentWise is a leading personalization, discovery, analytics and metadata expert for Pay TV, OTT, VOD and streaming operators. Its content personalization software and solutions enable operators to delight viewers and meet business goals, with a combination of data-driven personalization, editorial curation and the kind of advanced targeting capabilities used by the most successful online retailers.ContentWise customers include maxdome, Mediaset, Sky, TIM Brasil, TrueVisions and leading operators worldwide.
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