RGB Networks launches cloud DVR platform

Technology provider RGB Networks has launched CloudXtream DVR, a cloud-based DVR platform for cable operators and other video service providers at the Cable-Tec Expo show in the US.  The platform, built on RGB’s network DVR (nDVR) product suite, is said by RGB Networks to overcome the storage challenges of cloud-based DVR thanks to the use […]

TiVo to debut next generation Network PVR

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 […]

TiVo adds Opera software to Roamio boxes

DVR maker TiVo is integrating Opera software into its recently-launched Roamio platform, in a move that it said would “enhance the power of web technologies” on TiVo devices. The deal will see TiVo incorporate the Opera TV Solution, enabling users to download HTML5 Apps covering areas such as business, entertainment, fashion and sports. The Opera […]

TiVo launches Roamio DVRs

DVR maker TiVo has launched a new generation of set-top boxes marking its first major product release in three years.  The Roamio line of DVRs will be priced at US$200, US$400 and US$600 respectively for the standard Roamio box, the Roamio Plus and Roamio Pro models, plus a US$15 monthly service fee according to US […]

MultiChoice begins selling new HD DVR

South African pay TV operator MultiChoice has begun commercialising its new HD DVR set-top box, the DStv Explora. The box in cludes a 2TB hard drive and has a top line retail price of ZAR2,499 (€190). The DStv Explora is currently available in South Africa but MultiChoice plans to make it available throughout its African […]

Virgin Media adding 14,000 TiVo customers per week

Virgin Media said that 44% of its TV customers have now opted to take its TiVo DVR service, and that it is adding an average of almost 14,000 TiVo customers per week. Announcing its second quarter results, the UK cable operator, which was recently acquired by Liberty Global, said that it added 155,000 TiVo subscribers […]

DTV CEE13 Video Interview – SBB

Serbian service provider SBB’s Vana Vrazalic talks to DTVE about communicating the benefits of advanced services such as multiscreen and OTT to subscribers.

De Tender to head EBU TV committee

Jean Philip de Tender, the general manager of Flemish channel Eén, owned by public broadcaster VRT, has been elected chairman of the EBU’s TV committee for a two-year period. De Tender was elected unopposed on the second day of the 2012 Eurovision Media Summit in Brussels, replacing Ruurd Bierman from the Netherlands’ NPO. De Tender […]

TiVo records biggest user sign up in seven years

US DVR specialist TiVo reported improved revenues and a lower than expected loss as it logged its biggest increase in subscribers in more than seven years.  For the three months ended April 30, TiVo said that multi-system operator subscriptions increased by 277,000 in the quarter, thanks largely to its partnership with Virgin Media in the […]

TiVo launches iPad recommendations

US DVR specialist TiVo has updated its iPad app to include a ‘What to Watch Now’ feature, combining recommendations and personal preferences to create a custom display of relevant content. The personal dashboard draws upon a users’ viewing history and assesses live programs airing within the next 30 minutes against real-time, regional viewing trends and […]