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TiVo taps Ness SES for new European development centre

TiVo's Roamio set-top boxes

TiVo’s Roamio set-top boxes

Advanced TV technology provider TiVo has struck a partnership with Ness Software Engineering Services (Ness SES) to help build a European development centre in Iasi, Romania.

Ness SES provides outsourced engineering services to digital technology providers.

According to TiVo, the new centre will provide it with the ability to grow and expand its European R&D capabilities as TiVo’s international operations continue to grow. Initially, Ness SES will provide TiVo with a dedicated R&D team to help bring TiVo products to market. Over time, TiVo intends to transition the engineering centre into a fully TiVo-owned facility.

“After an in-depth evaluation, we found Romania to be an exceptional location for our new Engineering Centre,” said Dan Phillips, TiVo’s chief operating officer and SVP of Engineering.

“Excellent universities in Romania will provide talented IT graduates and the political and macroeconomic conditions are favourable to businesses. Our continued growth as a global leader in the Pay TV market will be significantly enhanced by the access to the highly skilled engineering talent in Romania. As we add to our existing exceptional teams in Silicon Valley, we will be able to increase the overall efficiency of our R&D activities while increasing our engineering efforts related to set top box and mobile products development. We are very excited to support our on-going international expansion in Europe with a strategic presence in Romania.”