On-Tapp.TV will be using FYI’s APIs to bring in textual data and potentially image content into their EPG system, just one enhancement in a series of innovative add-ons to enhance Kodi (formerly XBMC), what is already known to be a brilliant media center.
“Since day one of working with the team at FYI we have found it an absolute pleasure for us at On-Tapp.TV. Their customer service and technical expertise is second to none,” said Richard Dean, Partner/Owner, On-Tapp.TV. “We knew from our own research that they were the leading U.S.-based company to approach with our plans for a truly global EPG solution.”
“Integration into our existing system was aided by a knowledgeable, yet flexible, technical team who immediately understood our aims, and we are looking forward to further integrating FYI's enhanced metadata and imagery in the future,” Dean added.
Kodi is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub that can be installed on Linux, OSX, Windows, iOS and Android, featuring a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most videos, music, podcasts and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the Internet.
XBMC/Kodi has many different add-ons available where users can access a myriad of live and catch-up TV streams, however until On-Tapp.TV surfaced, there was no way to group these live and catch-up streams together. The On-Tapp.TV add-on allows the user to link any add-on (or section of an add-on) to a particular channel with channel listings from around the globe so it feels much more like a satellite/cable experience where everything is all in one place.
A user can directly access any add-ons from within the EPG and switch their IP to a country of choice via the VPNicity integration, this is particularly useful for expats. In addition, users have the ability to fully customize channel listings – whereby they can add any channels they want, name it what they want, place it where they want, categorize it how they want and even give it a logo they want … it’s a FULLY customizable EPG.
“FYI is excited to be integrating its first-rate TV metadata, and eventually image content into the On-Tapp.TV EPG, to enhance On-Tapp.TV’s overall user experience,” said Christopher S. Stark, Sr., president and CEO of FYI. “We are always open and willing to participate in emerging technologies that give consumers easier and faster ways to engage and experience entertainment viewing,” Stark continued.
On-Tapp.TV is just now branching into the United States and anticipates channel availability and subscriber counts to grow. There are currently just over 60 channels available in the lineup.
About FYI Television:
FYI Television, Inc. (FYI), the TV metadata and entertainment image content expert, accumulates and distributes TV entertainment content and linear scheduling data from more than 12,000 TV networks daily, aggregating the information into customized formats for various television, mobile, Internet and print clients. Through the vast array of applications our data is filtered into, hundreds of millions of consumers engage with FYI’s content. Clients in both domestic and international markets including Silicondust, AT&T, Microsoft, Ericsson, NBC Universal, Disney, SONY, Discovery, Gannett Newspapers, McClatchy, Triveni Digital, Star Media, Ygnition, BIM, Frontier Communications, Boxfish, GMR, Syncbak, Cannella, comScore, Rentrak, Digital First, Ole, National Geographic and ARRIS turn to FYI for its top-notch tailored TV metadata, data management, image content, media measurement and analytics. Learn more about our products and services at www.fyitelevision.com and follow our blog at blog.fyitelevision.com.
On-Tapp.TV is a small group of XBMC/Kodi enthusiasts developing new innovative add-ons to enhance the XBMC/Kodi media center. On-Tapp.TV is not affiliated with the official XBMC/Kodi foundation, however works to create user-friendly solutions that enhances what is already a fantastic system. The On-Tapp.TV EPG is just one of those enhancements.
Lauren Jackson, Marketing Manager