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TMS' On® Entertainment Metadata Will Enable aioTV to Deliver Advanced Content Search and Discovery to Cable Operator Customers

CHICAGO, Ill., Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TMS, the international leader in entertainment navigation, and aioTV, a global provider of OTT middleware to cable operators and other video service providers, today announced that TMS' world-class On Entertainment metadata will enable advanced search and discovery of aggregated live TV, VOD and online video content in the multi-screen UIs aioTV creates for domestic and international customers.

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aioTV will use the full range of TMS' On Entertainment metadata for Europe and Latin America. Discoverability of live TV, VOD and online video content within aioTV UIs will be enabled by industry-standard TMS Unique IDs which synchronize entertainment assets across multiple datasets.

aioTV will demonstrate its OTT video platform featuring TMS' On Entertainment data at the National Cable Television Cooperative's Winter Educational Conference taking place on February 17 and 18 in Tampa, FL. Through this event and The Independent Show in July, the NCTC seeks to maximize opportunities that ensure the profitability, competitive stature and long-term sustainability of its mid-sized cable operator member companies.

"The mission of aioTV is to help cable operators like those belonging to the NCTC deliver on their OTT video strategies," said Mike Earle, CEO of aioTV. "Advanced search and discovery of content is a critical component and the use of industry-leading TMS data enables us to offer our global customers this must-have functionality."

"Cable operators from large to small must offer advanced search to meet the needs of today's entertainment consumers," said Rich Cusick, General Manager of TMS. "We're pleased to provide our On Entertainment data for international markets to aioTV to help bring multi-platform content discoverability to life for their customers."

TMS metadata powers the leading television and movie guide products which reach millions of consumers in 40 countries through clients including Microsoft, Google, TiVo, Comcast, Verizon FiOS TV, IMDb, Virgin Media UK, Com Hem, DIRECTV Latin America and Cablevision Mexico.

About TMS

TMS is an international leader in entertainment information. As part of its On® Entertainment product line the company provides industry leading TV, movie and celebrity metadata that fuels the most exciting entertainment guides and applications on the planet. TMS data reaches millions of consumers in 40 countries through clients including Microsoft, Yahoo!, TiVo, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS TV, IMDb, Virgin Media UK, Com Hem, DIRECTV Latin America and Cablevision Mexico. In addition, this comprehensive metadata is used extensively for media measurement and analysis. For more information about TMS visit TribuneMediaServices.com.

About aoiTV

aioTV is an OTT middleware video platform for service providers and content owners worldwide enabling them to easily aggregate multiple sources of live, on-demand and freely available video content into a single, unified TV experience, under their brand with a consistent multi-screen UI across connected devices. The company's cloud based management platform provides the ability to design, package and control an offering leveraging existing infrastructure, billing systems and DRMs for a quick, seamless implementation.

Media Contacts

TMS
Mark Yamada
Director of Communications
Office:   323.460.5216
Email:   myamada@tribune.com

aioTV           
Jim Anderson
Chief Operating Officer
Office:   303.513.0107    
Email:   janderson@aio-tv.com

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