Spanish pay TV operator Ono and TiVo have provided more details about their new platform at the IBC conference in Amsterdam.
Ono customers will be able to set Season Pass Recordings to automatically record their favourite programmes and schedule recordings when not at home. The platform will also record programmes based on users’ interests via WishList searches. In addition to searching and recording programs, the TiVo DVR from Ono will also offer a library of broadband-delivered on demand video and interactive applications.
Joshua Danovitz, vice-president and general manager, international, TiVo, said, “Ono’s launch of TiVo will transform Spanish TV, enabling consumers a comprehensive hybrid TV experience that fully demonstrates the power of Ono’s superior network infrastructure and extensive content offerings. With our second major European launch in a year, TiVo continues to demonstrate that we have a highly compelling and reliable proposition for pay television providers seeking to ignite their video services.”
Ono will be the exclusive distributor of TiVo’s advanced television services in Spain and TiVo will become the exclusive software provider for all next generation set-top boxes deployed by Ono.
Ono has already announced that its fibre subscribers will be charged €10 per month for the TiVo service, which will be available initially in Madrid, then Barcelona, before rolling out across the rest of its fibre network. TiVo by Ono will offer 12 HD channels, Telecinco, Gol T, Fox, AXN, Sony TV, MTV, TVE, Antena 3, La Sexta, TV3, Cosmo and TNT. The connected TV platform will launch with 11 apps from broadcasters, including Telecinco, RTVE, TV3, Canal Cocina, Decasa, Sol Música, Hollywood Quizz, Ivoox, Picasa, El Tiempo, and gaming apps Skull & Bones, Word Smith and Same Game.
Like the TiVo service offered by Virgin Media in the UK, Ono’s service will include enhanced recommendation. It will also offer access to the 2,700 hours of content in Ono’s Videoclub VOD platform and enable users to record over 200 hours of content.