L’Atelier: TiVipedia App Provides Free Augmented TV

Using the TiVipedia app, which draws on semantic analysis of television content, TV viewers can access additional information on the programme they are watching, in real time on their smartphones.

The Digiworld Yearbook 2014, published recently by digital economy think tank IDATE, predicts that in the television business there will in the near future no longer be any distinction between traditional suppliers and Over-the-Top (OTT) suppliers. All providers will simply have to adapt to the demands of their customers, who will increasingly be calling for more customised products and services. Paris-based startup TiVine Technologies, which was founded a year ago, has well understood this imminent upheaval in the TV world and is already offering viewers a brand-new experience. TiVine was one of the shortlisted candidates for a prize at the Grand Prix « Printemps Numérique« , (‘Digital Spring’) day which took place on 5 June in Compiègne, in northern France. The company has made its TiVipedia app available for Android and iOS devices free of charge. The idea is to enhance the user’s TV experience by supplying information and services additional to the programme being watched, which are not directly accessible on the screen. “Everybody has questions they would like to ask when they’re watching television and today technology allows us to offer a service which can be customised to the TV viewer,” underlines TiVine Technologies co-founder and CEO Nicolas Mercouroff.