FUNKE Digital TV Guide

Providing Personalized Solutions for Content Discovery in the Digital Age

FUNKE Digital TV Guide GmbH provides advanced technology solutions for content navigation and discovery under the watchmi brand. Our portfolio and expertise span a wide range of products and services that help users in finding the video content they like, a task that becomes increasingly difficult due to the exponential rise of content, data and platforms.

FUNKE Digital TV Guide helps hardware manufacturers and service operators develop tailored digital services for their customers and subscribers. From simple electronic program guide (EPG) systems to more sophisticated modes of content discovery based on personalized recommendations, our customizable solutions adapt to the specific needs and structures of our customers. Our technology has been integrated on a variety of devices and platforms, from connected TVs, set-top-boxes, tablets, and smart watches and deployed in cable TV, IPTV, OTT and web-based surroundings.

Our product portfolio is built on high-quality content and program metadata from the editorial departments of the leading German TV guide magazines TV DIGITAL and HÖRZU, which have been publishing program guides that viewers have grown to rely on for more than 60 years. Our mission is to leverage this tradition in order to provide future-proof concepts for content discovery in the digital age. We are convinced that the entertainment experience will become increasingly personalized and tailored to the specific needs and demands of the individual user.

FUNKE Digital TV Guide works in close partnership with XroadMedia, an innovative technology company that specializes in recommendation and targeting solutions for digital media content. Our solutions are powered by the complex recommendation engine technology of XroadMedia. The recommendation engine is harnessed for content discovery services as well as for monetization through targeted video advertising.

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