GLOBAL LISTINGS WINS EPG METADATA CONTRACT FOR CYTA IN CYPRUS

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: https://www.cyta.com.cy/tv/en. 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

VOD365, UK

Global Listings has a wonderful team and they deliver a very professional service. As our VOD partner, they have made a fantastic impact on Ketchup TV and helped our business tremendously. Global Listings’ Freeview EPG management service made an immediate positive impact on our viewing numbers.

TT Spektra, Sweden

We use both the Global Listings press schedules (in Word) and their XML files. The programme descriptions are rather good and not too long, which is helpful. We use their text verbatim and import it direct into our database.