Thursday, February 4th, 2021

Global Listings, the worldwide leader in one-stop metadata solutions for the content requirements of TV platforms, proudly announces that it has won the exclusive Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) contract to deliver metadata, images and translations for 100+ channels of the Cytavision subscription TV service in Cyprus.

Cyta is the leading provider of integrated electronic communications services in Cyprus, offering IPTV and OTT services branded as Cytavision: With a coverage of more than 99% of the Cyprus household market, Cytavision offers its customers a rich selection of local and international channels including sports, thematic (i.e. movies and series, documentaries, kids), entertainment (i.e. music, fashion, lifestyle) and general interest (i.e. news). 

Global Listings will be delivering rich and deep EPG metadata in Greek and English for all 100+ international and local channels and their individual programmes, empowering Cytavision’s EPG, as managed and delivered seamlessly to its IPTV and OTT service providers, through STBs, the CytavisionGo application, as well as the TV programme guide on Cyta’s website.

Thalia Droussioti, CEO of Global Listings, said: “I am absolutely delighted that we are working in an exclusive partnership with the biggest telecommunications provider in Cyprus. Cyta has chosen Global Listings after a scrupulous tender process and we are extremely happy that they have identified us as the best partner – in terms of technologyservice delivery and price – for their platform. Metadata enrichment enhances discoverability, user experience and engagement and as Cyta’s partner we aim to deliver the ultimate and best customer experience.”

Petros Charalambous, Consumer Marketing Director of Cyta, said: “Cyta is one of the first telecommunications organisations in the world to have introduced IPTV through the launch of its Cytavision service. The rich content and multiplicity of features has established Cytavision as the most popular multi-channel subscriber television servicein Cyprus 

We have relied heavily on the Global Listings team to deliver all required elements of EPG data efficiently and accurately, to quickly process all schedule changes and to provide Cytavision viewers with truly excellent EPG information. Global Listings has integrated smoothly and successfully with the Cytavision platform, complying fully with all technical requirements set out in our tender specifications. We are confident that they will become a valuable and dependable partner in offering the best service to our customers.”

What the industry says about US

BBC World News, UK and Middle East

Global Listings is an excellent partner for the BBC and we are delighted to be working with them in the Middle East. It is imperative that we are able to supply the local markets with the right information in the correct language and format. We are confident that Global Listings will deliver first-class results for BBCʼs Global News division.

TV Control, Greece

We are very happy with the Global Listings service. The character length of the event descriptions fits our EPG limits, and as well as that your EPG teams always answer any questions that we may have promptly. The Global Listings schedules and EPGs are always delivered on time; we receive all your channels well in advance of airing times. Thanks a lot.