Verizon, TMS Partner for Transactional VOD, Content Guides4 Sep, 2013 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Telco will use TMS’ technology for its movie, TV guides and transactional VOD services
Verizon Sept. 4 said it has entered into an agreement with TMS to incorporate the latter’s content guide and transactional video-on-demand technology for its FiOS business.
Verizon will use the Chicago-based tech company to power all of its FiOS TV entertainment platforms from set top boxes, to PCs, tablets and other mobile devices. This covers all FiOS TV entertainment fronts from Live TV guide data to Flex View services.
Flex View allows Verizon customers to buy or rent TV shows and movies on their set-top boxes and across a variety of Internet-connected devices.
The telco claims to offer upwards of 50,000 VOD movies and TV shows monthly — more VOD choices than any of its cable competitors, and that can be watched on Internet-connected devices. Verizon FiOS also touts faster than the national average streaming bandwidth, offering subscribers six speed tiers from which to choose.
Indeed, Netflix ranked Verizon the sixth fastest ISP in July with an average streaming speed of 2.15 Mbps.
"Verizon is a proven innovator and we're pleased to be working with them as they make entertainment content available to their subscribers on any platform at any time," said John Kelleher, president and COO of TMS. "We're confident that use of TMS' world-class information in FiOS TV guide products will enable advanced entertainment discovery and increased engagement among Verizon subscribers, ultimately leading to increased consumption of their services."
TMS data powers the leading television and movie guide products which reach millions of consumers in 40 countries through clients including Microsoft, Google, TiVo, Comcast, IMDb, Virgin Media UK, Com Hem, DIRECTV Latin America, SKY Brasil and Cablevision Mexico.