Lingospot, provider of automatic scene-level TV metatags and metacontent, today announced a partnership with SeeSpace, the company that claims to have created the first ‘augmented TV’ experience.
InAiR promises to create a rich, dynamic, animated viewer experience using the main TV screen and the space between the screen and the viewer. The InAiR experience is designed to work with any existing TV – consumers plug the device between their TV and set-top box via HDMI and can start enjoying the InAir augmented TV experience straight away.
Lingospot’s metacontent technology will be powering the augmented TV experience for InAiR’s live TV broadcasts. Lingospot uses natural language processing, semantic search, image analysis and machine learning technologies to analyse a TV station’s broadcast and extract metadata. It then provides additional metacontent such as articles, photos, tweets and celebrity profiles to second screen and smart TV applications, designed to enhance the viewing experience. Lingospot’s metacontent leverages the company’s network of relationships and integrates it with thousands of content sources from across the web.
“The metacontent technology provided by Lingospot is key to enable InAiR to surface the most relevant and up-to-date internet information alongside broadcast content,” said Nam Do, CEO of SeeSpace. “Lingospot’s expertise in natural language processing and semantic search brings significant value to our InAiR product.”
Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, the first InAiR devices are expected to ship in November 2014.