Liberty Puerto Rico and ActiveVideo announced Wednesday that they are showcasing a major advance in how viewers find television content in a social context, with the launch of a cloud-based personalized user interface that uses real-time viewing metrics to display program popularity.
Using the power of Cloud UIs, Liberty Puerto Rico is delivering to existing set-top boxes (STBs) a video-rich personalized mosaic – named Social Content Navigator — that enables content discovery based on what is trending across communities and in areas of personal interest.
The cloud-based mosaic overcomes the limitations of single-tuner STBs to simultaneously display on a single screen up to eight different live video channels. Web-based metadata provides continuously updated rankings of viewership for each of the channels.
“The cloud is enabling cable system operators to quickly and cost-effectively reinvent services to meet the expectations of consumers,” said Naji Khoury, president and CEO for Liberty Puerto Rico.
“CloudTV is playing an essential role in our ability to combine unprecedented scale and service velocity in our deployment of new functionality, such as the Social Content Navigator.”
Liberty has partnered with ActiveVideo to use ActiveVideo’s CloudTV software platform to make the Social Content Navigator available at scale on existing guide and UI platforms, regardless of device limitations.