Tiscali TV has introduced a new search tool to its EPG that is designed to help viewers navigate their way through the IPTV operator’s mix of on demand, catch up and broadcast content.
The move capitalizes on the current industry trend to introduce navigational tools in next generation EPGs.
Searches can be made through specific channels or viewers can narrow their choices to on demand content. Alternatively programmes can be searched by title, credits, cast members or subjects. Entries are made using the alphanumeric keys on the remote control.
Results are listed by title and relevance with on demand content displayed first – helping to improve the operator’s ARPU.
Viewers can continue to watch the current content while they search through a one-quarter screen.