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Gracenote Global OTT Guide seeks disruptive common EPG backbone

It’s about time the EPG as we know it got a lethal dose of disruption and metadata expert Gracenote has thrown its hat into the ring this week at CES with what the Nielsen-owned company is calling the Global OTT Guide. What Gracenote really meant to say is that it can now talk publicly about a number of tier 1 operators and major device manufacturers using the technology. A throwaway comment was dropped into Gracenote’s CES press release talking about expanding into Europe. While we were already aware of Gracenote’s OTT Guide (usually called something else) the vendor told Faultline that its OTT Guide offerings have never been publicly announced until now, despite being available to the market for some…

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