Nuance teams with Rovi to deliver voice-activated TVs, tablets and more

BERLIN--Nuance, the voice technology platform behind Apple's (Nasdaq: AAPL) Siri, is teaming with Rovi Corp. to bring voice activation and content discovery to millions of new devices such as tablets, TVs, PCs and more.

At the IFA trade fair in Berlin today, the companies said Rovi signed a multi-year deal with Nuance and plans to integrate Nuance's voice-activated platform into Rovi Video and Rovi Music, which are part of an extensive database that provides information on celebrities, movies, programs, awards and more. The result is that service providers and device makers can create solutions that let users quickly access Rovi-indexed data on TV shows, movies and music.

For example, Rovi said customers could ask for TV shows similar to "The Middle," and Rovi will be able to search for and discover similar content.

Rovi also said it expanded Rovi Video to the Australian and Turkish markets, allowing the company to provide local data services in those markets. Rovi now offers international content and local TV programming in more than 50 countries.

For more:
- see this press release
- see this press release

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