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Rovi, Nuance Team On Voice-Controlled EPGs

5/21/2012 11:15:31 AM Eastern
 Boston - Electronic program guide (EPG) developer Rovi and voice-activiated software creator Nuance Communications are using the Cable Show here this week to announce a collaboration on voice-activated discovery and guidance applications for cable service providers and CE manufacturers.

Nuance said it has licensed and will be integrating Rovi'srich entertainment data with Dragon TV to provide TV manufacturers and cable service providers the ability to access the variety of Rovi-indexed content for TV shows, movies, and cast and crew details just by speaking.

Dragon TV is Nuance's voice- and language-understanding platform for set-top boxes and connected TV devices.

Nuance and Rovi are also developing a new application that integrates Dragon TV with Rovi's guide technology to enable spoken commands to change the channel, browse, bookmark and search for content on both live and On Demand TV programming.

Viewers, for example, will be able to say, "Find comedies with Adam Sandler," and even call up a list of currently playing or soon-to-play content.

The companies are demonstration the technology this week at the Rovi booth.
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