SAN FRANCISCO, CA and BERLIN, GERMANY--(Marketwired - Sep 3, 2014) - Delivery Agent, Inc., the market leader in turning viewers into customers for more than 350 of the world's leading global brands, today announced that Sony Corporation is integrating Delivery Agent's ShopTV™ television commerce (t-commerce) application into Sony's TV SideView. The agreement gives viewers the opportunity to shop for products seen in and related to TV programming directly from the TV SideView application, available globally on more than 4 million iOS and Android devices. The capability will be launched and showcased at IFA Berlin, the Consumer Electronics Fair, September 5-10.
Sony's TV SideView application uses second screen connectivity to provide a dynamic graphical interface through which consumers can interact with their TV, view listings and manage/operate embedded applications on the big screen. The agreement between the two companies extends TV SideView functionality by enabling users to shop for products related to the programming they're viewing.
Powering this shopping experience is Delivery Agent's propriety contextual database which maps products to a network, show, episode, character, scene or ad and then surfaces those products for sale.
"TV watching is no longer the family sitting around a single screen, but rather an omni-channel experience that involves TVs, tablets, phones and laptops," said Mike Fitzsimmons, Delivery Agent CEO. "We understand this shift and believe that integrating our t-commerce technology with innovative applications like Sony's TV SideView is an opportunity to expand and enhance the way viewers interact with their favorite TV content via their preferred devices."
"Our TV SideView application already enables us to provide TV watchers with more dynamic second screen viewing and social interactivity with the TV," said Makoto Ishii, General Manager, Multi Screen UX Service Department, Planning & Operation Division, UX & Product Strategy Group, Sony Corporation. "By partnering with Delivery Agent we can now include a shopping element through the second screen TV watching experience. This is the next level of consumer engagement."
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About Delivery Agent, Inc.
Delivery Agent is the market leader in turning TV viewers into revenue generating customers for the world's largest brands and media companies. Delivery Agent's proprietary technology allows viewers to engage with and transact directly from advertisements and television shows through web, mobile, and advanced television applications. Currently in market with leading broadcasters, advertisers, MVPDs and Smart TV manufacturers, Delivery Agent brings scalability, organization and economic incentive to a disparate ecosystem that has traditionally lacked uniform technical standards and has been challenged by complex rights and revenue sharing issues. The company is deployed and maintains long term partnerships with NBC, FOX, CBS, HBO, Showtime, Pepsi, Visa, Comcast, Cablevision, AT&T, Verizon and Samsung among others. More information about Delivery Agent is available at www.deliveryagent.com and @deliveryagent.
About TV SideView
TV SideView is a Quick remote control & TV Guide app from Sony that makes TV viewing life more convenient. This app helps to discover programs with the TV Guide. TV SideView app also offers remote control functionality for Sony's AV devices. This app is available on Google Play and App Store, free of charge. More about TV SideView at http://info.tvsideview.sony.net/