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Dijit Media is a startup transforming the way people discover and experience TV shows and movies. Dijit’s newest product is NextGuide, a hyper-personalized TV listings guide designed specifically for the iPad™. The company’s first app, launched in 2011, was the Dijit Remote - the top-rated iOS remote control app, which also powers the experience for the Griffin Beacon iOS accessory. The company is venture-backed, based in San Francisco and is helmed by a team of serial entrepreneurs including TV technology industry veterans Jeremy Toeman and Adam Burg, as well as Stanford alum Thomas Quinto. More information about the company is available at www.dijit.com and the app at www.nextguide.tv.
NextGuide is a “hyper-personalized” guide for streaming and live TV that helps answer the question “what should I watch next?” and transforms the way people discover TV shows and movies for viewing either on the TV or on their iPad™. NextGuide combines listings from any live TV service with movies and TV shows that can be found and played on Hulu Plus, Netflix, and iTunes, with rich searching capability, alerts, and one-click watching. The app also has powerful social features, and uses a person’s Facebook friends’ interests and their own profile to make recommendations. Unlike any other guide or listing service, NextGuide can not only assist in finding a show, but also launches shows directly into other viewing apps like Hulu Plus, Netflix, and iTunes. NextGuide also gives DirectTV customers with a DVR the ability to initiate recordings onto their home DVR for timeshifted viewing. The NextGuide app is free to download from the App Store. NextGuide is exclusively designed for iPad™, and is retina-optimized.
- NextGuide brings personalization into the very core of the TV discovery process, and connects people with shows they want to watch contextually based on interests, geography and personalities rather than times and channels.
- NextGuide is the first-ever TV app for iPad that combines social features with any customers’ live TV listings, DirecTV DVR scheduling, Hulu Plus, Netflix, and iTunes content for search and playback, into the same view.