HALIFAX, July 11, 2013 /CNW/ - Eastlink announced the launch of its new
iPad application today, TotalGuide xD. The new application, powered by
Rovi (NASDAQ: ROVI), personalizes the guide experience.
"We continuously talk to our customers about what they want and need,"
said Eastlink CEO Lee Bragg. "They've told us that they are looking for
products that make their lives easier; this is designed to do exactly
Building on its innovative Eastlink Remote DVR service released just last month, Eastlink's TotalGuide xD iPad app is
a free and convenient way for viewers to browse TV listings, explore
programs, find what to watch, personalize the guide, and remotely
schedule recordings for viewing at a later time and date — directly
from their iPad tablets.
TotalGuide xD is an iOS app available on the iTunes App Store free of
charge for Eastlink customers, and is available in English and French.
Eastlink's new TotalGuide xD iPad application gives customers a
personalized guide experience with:
an easy-to-use design specifically created for iPad
intuitive search to find favorite shows, movies and celebrities with
rich content and graphics
the ability to review channel listings, view program information, and
see recommendations for other programs including the ability to set
recordings for these programs on their DVR whenever their iPad is
connected to the internet
"By powering Eastlink's Remote DVR service and TotalGuide xD, Rovi is
helping Eastlink deliver next-generation video services to their
customers with the convenience of using mobile devices to access a more
enjoyable entertainment experience," said Bob Shallow, SVP, Product
Sales & Marketing at Rovi. "TotalGuide xD brings a more personalized
search and discovery experience to consumers — making it easier for
them to connect to, discover and enjoy their favorite programming."
For more information about Eastlink's new TotalGuide xD iPad app, visit eastlink.ca.
As Canada's largest, family owned and operated telecommunications
company with operations in eight Canadian provinces and Bermuda,
Eastlink provides residential, business and public sector customers
with industry leading video entertainment and communications services.
Powered by state-of-the-art fibre optic and wireless networks,
Eastlink's advanced services include Whole Home DVR, Video OnDemand, HD
and 3D programming, high speed Internet scalable to 200 Mbps, wireless,
competitive local and long distance telephone, home security and
automation, data communications and exclusive locally-produced
programming via Eastlink TV. Thanks to its 1,700 employees across
Canada, Eastlink has been recognized as one of Canada's Best Managed
Companies for seven years running.
About TotalGuide xD
TotalGuide xD is powered by Rovi signature data, remote recording,
search and recommendations technologies, offering a unique, interactive
and engaging entertainment discovery experience to users. With the
addition of the Eastlink deployment, Rovi TotalGuide xD application is
now available for access by more than 1 million subscribers in North
America. The apps are developed from Rovi's family of interactive
guides that combines rich TV listings with enhanced data, images and
multimedia to deliver an engaging entertainment experience. Rovi media
guides enable consumers to quickly see what's on, find the programs and
information they want, and uncover new, related shows and dynamic
About Rovi Corporation
Rovi powers the discovery, delivery, display and monetization of digital
entertainment. With innovative technology solutions for consumer
electronics manufacturers, service providers, content producers,
advertisers, retailers and websites, Rovi connects people and the
entertainment they love. The company holds over 5,000 issued or pending
patents worldwide and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. More
information about Rovi can be found at rovicorp.com.
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