TiVo is due to debut a prototype of its next generation cloud television offering at IBC, the TiVo Network PVR.
The device will enable consumers to easily find, consume and socially share cloud-delivered content through the TiVo user interface, TiVo said.
The DVR maker claimed that the Network PVR is an “important next step for operators as they consider a transition to IP delivered content and utilisation of low-cost IP clients and consumer provided devices (tablets, smartphones, etc) with an eye toward enhancing the user experience inside and outside of the home.”
TiVo said that in addition to moving its ‘Roamio’ experience to the cloud, it will also enable operators and programmers to manage complex content rights, create multiple tiers of network PVR features, and enable multiscreen policies that will help with the transition to an all-IP video world.
The service would also empower programmers to more intelligently target advertising in cloud hosted time-shifted content, said TiVo.
The company plans to enable new consumer features that enable co-viewing experiences through social networks and recommendations across disparate libraries of content.
Operators are becoming more and more focused on the reducing capital expenditure while enhancing subscriber satisfaction across every screen inside and outside the home. TiVo’s Network PVR could play an important role in this process as it would bring an experience, which has proven to improve customer satisfaction and operating metrics for global operators, fully to the cloud,” said Joshua Danovitz, vice president, innovation at TiVo.
TiVo will exhibit at IBC on stand 14.531
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