TiVo’s Cubiware strikes deal with ALi Corp

Cubiware, ALiTiVo-owned Cubiware has agreed a deal with ALi Corporation to integrate CubiTV Hybrid Middleware on ALi set-top box chipsets.

TiVo said that the joint solution will let pay TV providers and telecom operators deliver enriched hybrid or IPTV services and that it aims to bring “highly competitive solutions to operators around the world”.

The Cubiware Middleware solution runs on ALi’s driver architecture and the unified interface offers portability across set top box platforms and chipsets, according to the companies.

“This collaboration will provide viewers with greater choice and content and an exceptional TV viewing experience,” said Cubiware co-founder, Jakub Gorski.

ALi Corporation chief operating officer, Tony Chang said that the deal with Cubiware will “move our business forward tremendously” and will “enable operators to bring innovative digital TV experiences to viewers everywhere.”

TiVo acquired Poland-based Cubiware, a firm that provides software for emerging market pay TV operators, in May 2015. TiVo said at the time that the deal will allow it to expand in 25 countries and to offer a wider set of cost-effective solutions for TV operators around the world.

ALi Corporation works in the set-top box system-on-chip market and claims that hundreds of pay TV operators have adopted ALi Corp’s solutions worldwide.