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TV Genius

TV Genius
Type Ltd
Founded London, United Kingdom
Founders Bob Eggington
Tom Weiss
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Area served Worldwide
Parent Red Bee Media

TV Genius was a United Kingdom-based software company that specialized in TV search engines, TV recommendation engines, and EPG development. It was acquired by Red Bee Media in August 2011,[1] themselves acquired by Ericsson in July 2013.[2] TV Genius became an integral part of the RedDiscovery portfolio[3] with its core work related to TV solutions provided across TV, mobile, web, set top boxes and devices like PlayStation and Nintendo Wii. The company worked with television operators in pay TV, IPTV, TV listings publishers, and mobile TV providers. It was known for its 3 screen TV search[4] and for developing the Facebook-integrated EPG.[5]

The company was founded in 2005 by the former project director of BBC News Online, Bob Eggington and by Tom Weiss.[6]


  • Products 1
  • Timeline 2
  • Awards 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


  • Online TV Guides: includes recommendation, remote record, push-reminders and personalisation features.
  • Connected EPG: includes personalisation features can be deployed on Wii, PlayStation and other connected devices.
  • mobile app development: includes interactive elements, personalisation, and remote record features for TV-based mobile apps.
  • Social Content Discovery: uses social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook to offer real-time recommendations and personalisation.


  • Founded in 2005
  • On 10 February 2010 TV Genius joined the NDS Group Recommendations Engine Partner Programme.[8]
  • On 29 April 2010 GeniZenterio, the Swedish iptv specialists, integrated the TV Genius Content Discovery platform into their own platform[11]
  • In October 2010 SES incorporated TV Genius' Content Discovery Platform into its new website.[12]
  • In January 2011, Amino Communications and Intel partnered to launch a "companion" set-top box at CES. The device (called the Freedom Jump) was designed to complement existing cable and satellite set-top boxes with OTT content. TV Genius developed the EPG for the Freedom Jump.
  • On 29 March 2011 TV Genius added a backwards scrolling feature to their EPG solutions, allowing catch up content to be mapped into the TV guide
  • In April 2011 TV Genius deployed an online TV guide for Scottish Television
  • On 6 June 2011 TV Genius released a new social TV statistics service, allowing Twitter to be integrated into content discovery solutions.
  • On 11 July 2011 TV Genius added a Facebook-integrated TV Guide to the Content Discovery Platform software[13]
  • On 3 August 2011 it was announced that TV Genius was being acquired by Red Bee Media [14]


  • On 4 June 2010 TV Genius was selected for a Top 100 Red Herring Europe Tech Start-Up Award [15]
  • On 13 September 2010 TV Genius was amongst the Guardian's Tech Media Invest 100 companies in the 'Advertising and Search' category[16]
  • On 26 October 2010 TV Genius won the Content, Entertainment, Applications and Services section of the Broadband InfoVision Awards[17]
  • On 28 February 2011 the TV app "Astra Recommends" won first prize in the Samsung Smart TV Challenge.[18] The recommendations component of the app was powered by TV Genius.
  • On 4 August 2011 TV Genius' social content discovery feature was shortlisted for the "Search and Content Discovery" prize at the Connected World Awards

See also


  1. ^ Red Bee boosts content discovery with TV Genius buy
  2. ^ "Ericsson to acquire leading media services company Red Bee Media" (Press release). Ericsson. 2013-07-01. Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  3. ^ Looking for TV Genius?
  4. ^ TV Genius launches 3-screen TV search
  5. ^
  6. ^ Duo launch TV genius search engine
  7. ^ "TV Genius launches converged three-screen search and recommendation engine". Retrieved 16 December 2011. 
  8. ^ TV Genius Joins NDS Recommendations Engine Partner Programme
  9. ^ Freeview uses TV Genius in iPhone app
  10. ^ Fetch TV chooses TV Genius navigation
  11. ^ Zenterio integrates TV Genius platform
  12. ^ Astra adds TV Genius to relaunched website
  13. ^
  14. ^ Clover, Julian (3 August 2011). "Red Bee buys TV Genius". Broadband TV News. Retrieved 3 August 2011. 
  15. ^
  16. ^ "Tech media invest 100". The Guardian (London). 13 September 2010. 
  17. ^ Broadband InfoVision Awards Winners Announced
  18. ^

External links

  • Official site
  • Better content and more innovation by TV Genius managing director Bob Eggington The Guardian article
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