TiVo Partners with Sky to Launch Voice Search

TiVo, a provider of entertainment technology and audience insights, has partnered with Sky, Europe's leading entertainment company, to deliver voice search for Sky's next-generation box, Sky Q. TiVo is providing Sky Q with a natural language, voice-based search solution to help Sky Q customers find the content they want.

The solution lets consumers use their voices to search for digital entertainment across linear TV and video on demand (VOD). It provides a conversational experience through language recognition and naturally spoken responses.

"With Sky Q, we continue to innovate and bring fantastic new features to our customers, who we know are watching more TV than ever before. We want to make it even faster and easier for them to search, discover, and watch TV," said Luke Bradley-Jones, Sky's brand director of TV and content products, in a statement. "That's why we've introduced voice search. With the technology delivered by TiVo, we are enabling our customers to use natural, voice-based queries to find new and favorite TV to enjoy."

The solution is built on TiVo's knowledge graph engine, a dynamic knowledge base of entertainment metadata, capable of understanding trends and conversations. Updated continuously via data ingestion and news crawlers, the knowledge graph includes information produced and curated by hundreds of content editors, predictive search results, and behavioral indicators from social networks.

"With more and more content choices and a great range of entertainment available across TV, TiVo is helping partners like Sky provide the best user experience while driving content consumption," said Matt Berry, senior vice president and general manager of advanced search and recommendations at TiVo, in a statement. "We are pleased to extend our long-standing relationship with Sky. This implementation further reinforces the value of TiVo's product portfolio in bringing the latest capabilities to pay-TV homes across Europe."

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