Cell C selects Comigo to power entertainment platform in South Africa

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
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Cell C selects Comigo Experience Intelligence to power black, a newly launched entertainment and content platform in South Africa

Comigo, the leading provider of Artificial Intelligence for enhanced television experience, announced today that it has been selected by Cell C, a leading mobile provider in South Africa, to power the company’s new entertainment and content service, black.

black brings to consumers a full 360 degree entertainment experience from video-on-demand through to live TV streaming. It includes live streaming of five top European football club channels, and services like sports betting and ticketing.

Comigo’s Experience Intelligence (EI) is a complete solution that covers both TV AI and a matching Android STB solution. The EI Mind cloud PaaS (Platform as a Service) creates an intuitive TV experience based on an ever-growing Knowledge Graph driven by Deep Neural Network to offer advanced personalization, interactivity, and social capabilities on every screen.

Comigo’s Android™-based set top box (STB) running the EI Middleware enable black subscribers to watch a wide variety of enriched content, including linear channels, VOD, catch-up TV, and content-aware applications anytime, anywhere, on any device, increasing their engagement and loyalty.

“black brings a digital lifestyle revolution to the South African market. We have covered the majority of access bases, with the Android application, iPhone application, the web platform and the smart multimedia set-top box from Comigo” said Surie Ramasary, Chief Executive of Content for black. “We selected Comigo’s solution because of its exceptional TV AI driven user experience with unique features, that would offer continuous innovation cycles for black”.

“We are thrilled with the opportunity to partner with black and take entertainment for the South African market to the next level. Our EI Mind, would make sure that black maintains a clear sustainable advantage in the SA TV market space” said Motty Lentzitzky, CEO of Comigo.

“As deployment of our EI Mind and MW solutions continue to thrive, we pledge our commitment to bringing TV AI to the market and making any OTT deployment shine above the rest” he concluded.