FYI, Silicondust enter connected device live TV partnership
Editor | 30 June 2014
FYI Television has entered into a long-term agreement to supply Silicondust with technology to fuel its connected devices and applications that run across tuner devices in North America.

The company claims to be a TV metadata and entertainment image content expert, accumulating and distributing TV entertainment content and linear scheduling data from more than 12,000 TV networks daily. Such data is then aggregated into customised formats for various television clients including AT&T, Microsoft, Ericsson, NBC Universal, Disney, SONY, Discovery, Triveni Digital, Star Media and ARRIS. "We are thrilled to provide Silicondust with first class television content. Together, we will connect consumers with the most relevant, well-rounded television information and rich media, allowing them to make more informed viewing choices," said FYI president and CEO Chris Stark.

For its part Silicondust USA will use the data in its HDHomeRun network-attached TV tuners which streams live TV throughout homes on connected devices. Among the Silicondust applications and connected devices to receive the new entertainment data and image content is HDHomeRun VIEW for Android. FYI data will additionally appear on future tablet and phone apps working in conjunction with the latest HDHomeRun brand devices. Consumers will soon be able to interact with the new content, first through HDHomeRun VIEW, an Android application developed by Silicondust that allows consumers to stream live TV from their smartphones and tablets. An update of HDHomeRun VIEW complete with the integration of FYI content is likely to be released in the Google Play store on or before 1 July. QuickTV, Silicondust's live TV viewing application for PCs, will also be receiving improvements such as showcards and guide data. QuickTV will be available for Windows, Linux and Mac later this summer.

"We anticipate highly positive reviews in terms of user experience as we introduce the new data throughout our many applications and connected devices," said Silicondust president and CEO Ted Head. "Now we have the enriched metadata and rich media consumers have been asking for from a provider with a proven track record of accuracy."