Jinni Wins Emmy Award for Innovation in TV Discovery Technology
NEW YORK & TEL AVIV, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jinni, the world’s leading semantic discovery solution provider for linear TV and on demand content, received notification from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences that the company will receive the prestigious 66th annual Emmy® for the Technology & Engineering category. The award is for the company’s contribution to Personalized Recommendation Engines for Video Discovery and will be presented at the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas on January 8, 2015 during the annual CES exhibition. The award recognizes that Jinni’s innovation and vision has materially affected the way subscribers view television and has set the standard for technological excellence in the industry.
“It’s a great honor to receive this distinction recognizing our contribution to the industry and validating our vision of a taste-based discovery solution.”
Seth Haberman, Co-Chair Technical Committee at the National Academy of Television, said, “Jinni’s semantic technology makes a real difference in the industry by providing personalized recommendations and a unique user experience, bringing suitable entertainment to subscribers.”
Jinni’s personalized linear and VOD discovery service reaches over 50 Million subscribers in four continents and was adopted by leading Pay TV and OTT providers including AT&T U-verse®, Xfinity, Xbox, VUDU and Telus, across STB, web, mobile, game consoles and smart TV platforms.
Yosi Glick, Jinni Co-founder & CEO, said, “It’s a great honor to receive this distinction recognizing our contribution to the industry and validating our vision of a taste-based discovery solution.”
Jinni is the first and only truly personalized taste-and-mood based video discovery engine for linear TV and VOD. The unique approach has been proven to increase consumption, engagement and retention, differentiating Pay TV and OTT video providers from the competition by offering a unique discovery experience.
At the core of the technology is a Natural Language Understanding algorithm used to analyze content using the Entertainment Genome™, that contains thousands of genes that are assigned to each title to describe mood, style, plot, setting and more. The discovery engine picks up the subtlest differences in the content and maps it against each user’s unique Entertainment Personality providing the finest entertainment recommendations.
Jinni is the distinguished holder of the Emmy® for best Technology & Engineering with offices in New York and Tel Aviv and is the world’s leader of smart video discovery guide platforms. Using content genetics and nuanced understanding of user tastes, complemented by collaborative filtering techniques, the Jinni engine brings a uniquely intuitive personalized experience that increases content consumption and consumer satisfaction.
The Jinni service is powered by the Entertainment Genome™, containing thousands of genes that are assigned to describe mood, style, plot, setting and more; this is a rich alternative to the usual genre language. New titles are automatically indexed via analysis of user reviews and synopses, using a proprietary Natural Language Processing solution. These elements are then matched to subscribers’ personal tastes and viewing history to provide a truly personalized experience.
Jinni is the leading content discovery and personalized recommendations provider for linear TV and VOD serving global tier-1 Pay TV and OTT content providers. Its customers include: AT&T U-verse®, Xfinity, Xbox, VUDU, Telus, Belgacom, Prisa, SingTel, TV4 and DSTv.