Liberty Global renews TiVo deal

Virgin Media's V6 box

Virgin Media’s V6 box

Liberty Global has renewed its product agreements and signed a multi-year extension to its intellectual property license with TiVo.

This extension provides Liberty Global with expanded access to TiVo’s patent portfolios and covers all Liberty Global subsidiaries.

“We have a long-standing, wide-ranging relationship with Liberty Global around the world as a trusted technology supplier,” said Tom Carson, president and CEO, TiVo.

“Liberty Global’s expanded license helps them optimise entertainment experiences for their customers and underscores the value TiVo brings to modern TV and broadband leaders around the world.”

Virgin Media in the UK is currently the only Liberty Global-owned operator that uses set-top boxes powered by TiVo’s platform.

Virgin’s advanced V6 box, which it launched last year, runs an updated version of the TiVo user interface. This features Series Link+, a new capability that lets users group TV together into one place, including live channels, on-demand content and online services.

Announcing its second quarter and first half results in August, Liberty said that its next-generation TV subscriber base has now reached 7.2 million across its Horizon TV, Horizon-Lite, TiVo, Virgin TV V6 and Yelo TV platforms in Europe.

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