Kannuu Pty Ltd, a provider of search and discovery solutions for the
Smart TV, and REELZCHANNEL-TV About Movies® (reelz.com),
the ultimate online destination for true movie fans, today announced
at the 2013 International CES that REELZ has selected Kannuu as the
exclusive search and discovery service for their popular Naked Trailers
App on the Samsung SmartTV Platform.
Kannuu search and discovery interface on the REELZCHANNEL Naked Trailers App makes finding content on Samsung SmartTVs fast, easy and fun. (Photo: Business Wire)
The Naked Trailers app is based on the REELZCHANNEL TV show of the same
name and features thousands of full-length, uncut trailers for movies in
theaters, on TV, On Demand, Pay-Per-View, DVD, Blu-ray and even the
latest video games. REELZCHANNEL reaches more than 64 million homes on
DIRECTV channel 238, Dish Network channel 299, Verizon FiOS TV channel
233, AT&T U-verse channels 799/1799HD and cable systems nationwide.
The Naked Trailers app featuring Kannuu search is free to download at
App store, the world's first HDTV-based app store.
Kannuu search seamlessly integrates with the REELZCHANNEL Naked Trailers
application on the Samsung SmartTV and enables movie lovers to quickly
and easily find the information and movie trailers they want using their
standard remote control and the remote control directional arrows
displayed on their SmartTV screen. Searching by title, actor, director,
keyword or genre, consumers leverage Kannuu's intuitive interface and
proprietary search algorithms to find the content they're looking for
with just a few button presses.
Said Chief Operating Officer ad SVP Digital at REELZCHANNEL Roger Eman,
"Our Naked Trailers app on the Samsung SmartTV with enhanced search by
Kannuu attests to our unwavering focus on providing a first-rate
experience for our customers as they discover and engage with our
content on their Samsung SmartTV."
Said TDG analyst Collin Dixon, "Despite the proliferation of
content creators and second screens, most consumers still prefer to
watch video on the best display in the home: the large flat-screen TV in
the living room. As the line between traditional broadcasting and
streaming media continues to blur, and video content continues its
exponential growth, improving the experience of searching for movies and
TV programs in a smart TV environment becomes increasingly important.
Kannuu eliminates the on-screen keyboard, a major stumbling block for
consumers, by applying advanced search techniques and an intuitive
interface that require virtually no learning curve from the user."
Kannuu CEO Todd Viegut said, "Making finding content on a Smart TV fast
and easy is the surest way to attract and retain viewers who simply want
to kick back and enjoy a good movie or their favorite TV show on their
television. There's quite a bit of advanced technology powering the
Kannuu search experience, but all consumers need to know is how to use
their standard remote control - and not even all the buttons crammed
onto remotes today, just the directional pad that's been the centerpiece
of remotes for years. Who doesn't know how to use the directional arrows
on their remote control From grandparents to grade school children,
people try Kannuu once, and they're hooked."
Viegut added, "We're excited to have Kannuu power search and discovery
for the Naked Trailers app on the Samsung SmartTV, and we anticipate an
enthusiastic response from device manufacturers, service providers,
software companies and application developers as we ramp up our sales
and marketing initiatives."
REELZCHANNEL-TV About Movies® is the only cable and satellite network
devoted to delivering entertaining and fresh programming that breaks
down the Hollywood mystique and finds the stories behind the stories.
The network is also home to ambitious television events, miniseries and
series featuring big stories and big stars as seen with the
Emmy®-winning The Kennedys, Ken Follett's World Without End
and the upcoming premiere of the miniseries Barabbas. And,
building directly on The Kennedys, REELZ is co-developing a
miniseries based on J. Randy Taraborrelli's highly acclaimed book, After
Camelot: A Personal History of the Kennedy Family from 1968 to the
Present, with Muse Entertainment set to premiere in 2014. With shows
featuring movie and entertainment experts, including Leonard Maltin,
Richard Roeper and Sam Rubin, viewers get trusted insight into movies
wherever they're playing, whether in theaters or at home.
REELZCHANNEL reaches more than 64 million homes on DIRECTV channel 238,
Dish Network channel 299, Verizon FiOS TV channel 233, AT&T U-verse
channels 799/1799HD and cable systems nationwide. Find REELZCHANNEL in
your area by entering your zip code at www.reelz.com/watch.
Owned by Hubbard Media Group, REELZCHANNEL is headquartered in
Albuquerque, NM with national ad sales based out of New York City with
offices in Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles and an entertainment bureau
in Los Angeles.
Leveraging existing TV remote control technology, Kannuu provides
cutting-edge search and discovery solutions for quickly finding content
in a Smart TV environment. Combining sophisticated delivery
infrastructure, advanced search algorithms, proprietary recommendation
techniques and an intuitive on-screen visual display, Kannuu enables
device manufacturers, service providers, software companies and
application developers to unlock the full value of video content on
Smart TVs. By providing a fast, easy and vastly superior user
experience, Kannuu satisfies consumers and drives revenue for service
suppliers. For more on Kannuu, visit www.kannuu.com.
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