Hilversum, Netherlands / Vienna, Austria – NLZIET, the national on-demand platform of the Netherlands from all three major broadcasting groups (NPO, RTL and Talpa), and XroadMedia, leading specialists in building innovative and ground-breaking content discovery and personalization solutions, are partnering to deliver a truly personalized TV service to users in the Netherlands.
NLZIET offers the biggest online collection of content from Dutch broadcasters with more than 150.000 movies, TV-series and programs. With the help of XroadMedia’s Ncanto solution, NLZIET users can take full advantage of advanced search and personal recommendations – helping them to effortlessly enjoy content they love based on their preferences, interests and viewing behavior. Furthermore, with the help of XroadMedia’s advanced management console, Piloto, NLZIET is able to optimize the content delivery to their users based on NLZIET’s business goals and specific requirements from their stakeholders.
Before starting the rollout, XroadMedia suggested for NLZIET to test their solution to experience its benefits firsthand. After a short implementation phase, the trial has delivered an increase in customer satisfaction rates, which made the decision easy for NLZIET to start the full rollout of Ncanto and Piloto in their services immediately after the trial period.
“XroadMedia has proven to be a great fit for NLZIET. The integration of the XroadMedia recommendation services was quick and seamless. The flexibility of their system was our main reason for choosing XroadMedia and that turned out to be a smart choice. We were able to quickly configure our recommendations to fit with our sometimes-complex business needs. We are looking forward to continuing our partnership with XroadMedia and keep increasing user engagement with continuously improving recommendations.” says Sander Kouwenhoven, CTO of NLZIET.
“We are very excited about the partnership with NLZIET and the great progress we are continuously making together. We are particularly proud of solving one of NLZIET’s key challenges, to fulfil all special requirements they have from public and private broadcaster regarding the presentation of their content. With our solution NLZIET can make sure all content delivered to users honors both interests, from users and broadcasters alike.” says Adolf Proidl, Co-Founder and CEO of XroadMedia.
After the successful launch of the project, NLZIET and XroadMedia are working on new use cases to help NLZIET’s users to enjoy their services even more. The introduction of multiple, personal profiles and personalized notifications to users are just two examples of the ongoing roadmap process driven by both companies.
NLZIET is a co-operation between the Dutch Public Broadcasting Union (NPO), RTL Nederland and Talpa TV. With the streaming tv-service NLZIET, viewers can watch a broad range of content from the three largest Dutch broadcasters in one place, but also regional tv and Insight TV. By using the apps for web, mobile, Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV and smart TV the content of the broadcasters is streamed live, catch-up and on-demand, in high quality, mostly ad-free. The service is accessible through a monthly subscription.