Dish completes metadata transition from Gracenote to TiVo

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TiVo merged with metadata specialist Rovi Corp. last year.

TiVo announced today that client Dish Network has completed its transition of metadata services from Gracenote to TiVo. 

TiVo, which merged with metadata specialist Rovi Corp. last year, will now supply assets such as program information and image-based content that Dish will use in its linear TV services. 

“Through our long-standing collaboration with TiVo, we were able to integrate their enhanced metadata offerings and provide a cohesive and seamless entertainment experience across our product platforms,” said Niraj Desai, VP of product management for Dish. 

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For TiVo, the Dish deal means that it has metadata arrangements with nine of the top 10 U.S. pay TV operators. The exception is No. 1 cable operator Comcast, which remains locked in a patent dispute with TiVo and switched its metadata services contract from TiVo to Gracenote at the beginning of the year. 

“With our industry-leading metadata catalog and innovative discovery solutions, TiVo is helping companies like Dish power the ultimate entertainment experience,” added Roz Ho, senior VP and general manager of TiVo, in a statement. 

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