TiVo Gives Sky a Voice

TiVo said it will help bring voice search to Sky Q, a next-gen box and video platform from the U.K.-based service provider.

TiVo said the capability will enable Sky Q customers to use natural language to search across linear TV and VOD.

The technology TiVo is supplying to Sky partly stems from Rovi’s $62 million acquisition of Veveo in 2014. Rovi and TiVo merged last fall. TiVo noted that the system to be used by Sky is built on TiVo’s knowledge graph engine.

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Sky Q is a new whole-home, multiscreen service that competes in the market with Virgin Media, the Liberty Global-owned cable operator that leans on TiVo’s software platform.

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“With Sky Q, we continue to innovate and bring fantastic new features to our customers, who we know are watching more TV than ever before. We want to make it even faster and easier for them to search, discover and watch TV,” Luke Bradley-Jones, Sky’s brand director of TV and content products, said in a statement.