Catch-up TV recommendations: show old favourites and find new ones

Mengxi Xu, Shlomo Berkovsky, Sebastien Ardon, Sipat Triukose, Anirban Mahanti, Irena Koprinska

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Web-based catch-up TV has revolutionised watching habits as it provides users the opportunity to watch programs at their preferred time and place, using a variety of devices. With the increasing offer of TV content, there is an emergent need for personalised recommendation solutions, which help users to select programs of interest. In this work, we study the watching patterns of users of an Australian nation-wide catch-up TV service provider and develop a suite of approaches for a catch-up recommendation scenario. We evaluate these approaches using a new large-scale dataset gathered by the Web-based catch-up portal deployed by the provider. The evaluation allows us to compare the performance of several recommenders that address the discovery of both TV programs already watched by users and new programs that users may find relevant.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th ACM conference on Recommender systems, RecSys '13
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781450324090
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event7th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems, RecSys 2013 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 12 Oct 201316 Oct 2013


Conference7th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems, RecSys 2013
CityHong Kong


  • Recommender Systems
  • Catch-up TV
  • Grouped Video Content Recommendations
  • Large-Scale Evaluation


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