Rovi Launches White-Label Multi-Screen Guide App

March 9, 2011
Rovi's TotalGuide xD is a customizable media guide intended to connect and extend the cable video experience from set-top boxes to mobile devices, including tablets and smartphones. It's designed to enable cable subscribers with legacy native guide applications ...
Rovi's TotalGuide xD is a customizable media guide intended to connect and extend the cable video experience from set-top boxes to mobile devices, including tablets and smartphones. It's designed to enable cable subscribers with legacy native guide applications on their set-tops to get broadcast TV, VOD or authenticated streaming video content from tablets and handheld devices, using one mobile interface.As a customizable white-label platform, the TotalGuide is designed to preserve the cable operator's unique brand identity and minimize infrastructure costs. It's powered by the Rovi Media Cloud web service.Features include search functionality; operator-customizable discovery and recommendations; dynamic recommendations; social network connections via Facebook, Twitter and email integration; remote connections to set-tops in the home to schedule DVR recordings, channel tune or start a VOD session; and cross-device access to a subscriber user profile.TotalGuide xD on the iPad is planned to be available for trials in Q2 2011. Additional reference designs for other devices are expected to be available throughout 2011.