RD-PVR (Recommendation and Discovery for Personal Video Recorder) was a 15 months regional research project partially supported by the Torino Wireless Foundation, and commissioned by company InRete S.r.l.. The project aimed at creating an integrated recommendation system based on social networking and the so-called long tail of users, in the context of Personal Video Recorders and set top boxes enabling IPTV services. Social networking techniques of latest web-based services, will be exploited for pushing personalized programming to the end users, for social recommendation, content control and viral marketing.

Exploitations. The experience and lessons learned through this project has been partially exploited for the DriveCast service, deployed by InRete, that allows the user to tailor her/his personal multimedia experience and make the personalized content follow the user.