Rovi, Nuance Bringing Voice-Enabled Content to Mobile Devices

Rovi, Nuance Bringing Voice-Enabled Content to Mobile DevicesFitting like a glove, an expanded partnership between Rovi Corporation and Nuance Communications was announced today.

The goal of the partnership is to advance voice activated guidance and content discovery applications for digital entertainment customers.

With an intense focus on the partnership’s global reach, Nuance has signed a multi-year data licensing agreement for Rovi Video and Rovi Music.

Nuance plans to integrate Rovi’s rich entertainment data for multiple countries with Nuance’s Dragon TV as well as Nuance’s broad mobile voice and language understanding platforms shipping on hundreds of millions of devices (including televisions, PCs, tablets and mobile devices).

With this agreement, Rovi and Nuance are paving the way for service providers, consumer electronics manufacturers, PC vendors, and portal customers to quickly and easily create advanced and innovative services and solutions that access Rovi-indexed data on TV shows, movies, and music via voice.

“We believe the expansion of our relationship with Nuance extends our role in voice-activated guidance and discovery of entertainment that is accessible from multiple devices via the cloud,” says Bob Shallow, SVP, product sales & marketing at Rovi. “Our data and services include media analysis, search algorithms, and recommendation engines that, together with Nuance’s voice and natural language platforms, can power innovative applications that take the digital entertainment experience to new heights.”