Gracenote Upgrades Guide for Video, Music and Sport

Gracenote is launching an entertainment databases for video, music and sport, which will enable global service providers and smart device makers to provide voice and text search to their subscribers.

The new entertainment databases will provide descriptive information spanning all device types. The databases will include schedules for more than 85 countries, live scores and statistics for the world’s top sporting events, as well as musical data for ‘virtually every song ever recorded’.

Gracenote’s new entertainment databases use standardised IDs that link together all-related media, enabling audiences to easily search for favourite shows, discover new songs and set recordings for upcoming programming across platforms, services and formats. Also, the IDs link musical artists to discographies, actors to TV shows and schedules, episodes to seasons and athletes to live games across linear TV, VOD and OTT services.

As an example, a search for Beyoncé would deliver results across her music, TV and movie career spanning her latest tracks and collaborations with other artists, her visual album on HBO, “Lemonade,” and her movie appearance in “Epic.”