ThinkAnalytics' Operator Roster Grows to 52

U.K.-Based Recommendations Engine Vendor Says Subscriber Base Has Jumped to 130 Million Licensees

ThinkAnalytics, the U.K.-based maker of recommendation engines for set-tops and connected devices, says life is good, thank you very much, announcing Wednesday that it has signed on 52 operators worldwide.

The privately-held company, which counts DigitalSmiths among its competitors, said that its licensed subscriber base has expanded from 70 million to 130 million in the past 12 months, while also seeing a 100% growth in revenues and profits for the fiscal year ended June 30.

In February, the vendor touted an operator base of 40, and 100 million licensed subscribers.

The company has not revealed all its operator wins, but major, but announced, big ones include Liberty Global (including Liberty’s Unitymedia and Virgin Media properties), BSkyB, Swisscom, Telenet, Zon, Canal Digital, and Cox Communications, which is using ThinkAnalytics recommendation platform in its Trio set-top guide and recently introduced iPad app.

“Service providers around the world are seeing the benefits of making recommendations a key component of their digital offerings,” said ThinkAnalytics chairman Eddie Young, in a statement.

To help its push in the U.S. market, ThinkAnalytics in March brought on cable vet Michael Pohl as a strategic director for marketing and business development and appointed him to the board, and hired former Tennis Channel exec Nancy Pingitore as VP of sales for the U.S.