Tivo Cloud Services Developer Blog
Happy New Year! We have come a long way in the past year with Rovi Cloud Services, and we’re thrilled to see all the applications built in 2011 (another post on that may come later this month). With our Q4 release, we have added some new features that make our services even more useful for international apps and I wanted to take this opportunity to talk about some of these improved APIs in more detail.
European "Hot List" Picks
Editorial hotlists are provided by our Hot List Picks API. With this, you can obtain recommended television programs chosen by our editorial team with airing information. We now support several additional European locales including Denmark, Finland, Norway, Poland and Sweden. This is in addition to the many North American, European and Latin American countries we already supported. Use this API with your TV Listings application to seed the user with some recommended programming from around the globe!
Easier European Channel Lineups
The second API we have improved is also beneficial for European applications. The GetSourceIDMap API allows you to obtain European lineups by inputting standard identification information. By providing the standard digital video broadcasting IDs from the device (whether it be a STB, TV, or DVD player) known as DVB triplets, this API can return the relevant channel lineups. We have made this API more robust by displaying additional metadata and making certain parameters optional. If you’re developing applications that display European TV Listings, this is an API that you should check out.
This is a premium API. For more information, contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Latin American Service Providers
Lastly, the GetServices API, which returns a list of television service offerings for an area, now supports many new Latin American countries.
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2012 should bring plenty more goodies!
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