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LG Selects Gracenote to Power Smart TV Interface in Europe

-- TV Listings, Cover Art and Images, and Cast and Crew Data from Gracenote will drive LG's 'On Now' service

EMERYVILLE, California, Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics (LG) has selected Gracenote® to power the On Now service in its latest CINEMA 3D Smart TV lineup in Europe. Gracenote eyeQ™ will provide TV schedules and listings, movie and TV show descriptive metadata, as well as Cover Art and images to help viewers navigate and find what to watch across both broadcast and on-demand sources. LG's On Now will be offered as a software update to all LG Smart TVs in UK and Spain this summer with other European countries slated for later in the year.

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On Now provides a smarter and simplified TV interface where viewers can get a snapshot of TV shows and movies that are currently playing, as well as available shows and movies from on-demand sources. On Now taps into Gracenote's TV listings to show local and national channel information as well as Gracenote's descriptive metadata for movie and TV show recommendations based on related programs and viewing preferences.

"For Smart TVs to truly make an impact among consumers, the experience has to evolve to make it easy for viewers to find the shows they love and also discover new programs to watch," said Stephen White, president, Gracenote. "LG is now ahead of the curve in terms of the Smart TV user experience, incorporating descriptive data and rich images to help simplify discovery."

Gracenote also provides rich visual images to enhance the On Now graphical interface, displaying photos of cast and crew, including popular actresses, actors and filmmakers. In combination with TV and movie Cover Art from the Gracenote database, viewers will be able to quickly navigate which programs to watch using On Now, without having to read too much on-screen text or scroll through endless choices.

As the only global solution for Smart TV programming guides and interfaces, Gracenote eyeQ features TV listings for more than 30 countries, up to 21 days of listings coverage and metadata for more than a million movies and TV programs.

About Gracenote

Gracenote, Inc. provides music and video content and technologies to the world's hottest entertainment products and brands. Gracenote is the industry standard for music and video recognition and is supported by the largest source of music and video metadata, featuring descriptions of more than 130 million tracks and TV listings for 28 countries. A wholly owned, independent subsidiary of the Sony Corporation of America (SCA), Gracenote has offices in Tokyo, Munich, Berlin, Seoul, Taipei and San Francisco with worldwide headquarters in Emeryville, Calif. For more information, visit our website www.gracenote.com or follow us at @GracenoteTweets and www.facebook.com/PoweredbyGracenote.

Gracenote is a registered trademark of Gracenote, Inc. All other names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

For More Information Contact:

Sunok Pak
Gracenote, Inc.
Direct: (510) 428-7214
Mobile: (415) 999-4646
[email protected]

James Wood
AxiCom PR (for Gracenote)
Direct: +44 (0)20 8392 4063
Mobile: +44 (0)7801 753 414
[email protected]

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