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Digitalsmiths Opens Up Denver Digs

New Center To Help Service Providers Test Vendor’s Video Discovery Platform Across Set-Tops, Gaming Consoles & Mobile Devices 9/30/2013 9:00 AM Eastern

Digitalsmiths, a company that specializes in video discovery and recommendation engines, has opened up a facility in Denver that will be used to help service providers preview, simulate and test the company’s Seamless Discovery platform across set-top boxes, tablets, smartphones, smart TVs and gaming consoles.

The new facility, based in lower downtown Denver between Coors Field and The Pepsi Center, will also provide partners with an overview of best practices for implementing personalized video discovery solutions and next-generation guidance and navigation, the company said. The new facility puts the company in proximity of service providers, programmers and organizations that are headquartered or have corporate or regional presences in the area, including Dish Network, Comcast, CableLabs, Time Warner Cable, Liberty Global and Starz.

Digitalsmiths expects to 10 to 15 employees to be based at the Denver location over the next 12 months, a spokeswoman said.

“As a result of our incredible demand and customer growth, Digitalsmiths realized there was no location for companies to test and experience the next-generation of video discovery offerings,” said Ben Weinberger, co-founder and CEO of Digitalsmiths, in a statement. “We’re proud to open this center in Denver, home to service providers and industry-leading associations as well as a wealth of local talent and industry experts.”

Durham, N.C.-based Digitalsmiths, which counts ThinkAnalytics among its competitors, has a customer and partner roster that includes Time Warner Cable, Cisco Systems, Warner Bros., Paramount, Technicolor, Univision, Turner Sports, the National Basketball Association, the PGA, NASCAR, zeebox,  i.TV, and, most recently, Australia’s Foxtel

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