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 […]

MobiTV licenses nDVR solution

Mobile TV and video-on-demand technology specialist MobiTV has launched a licensable network DVR solution. The solution, available to cable operators and telcos, had previously been available only as part of an end-to-end multiscreen platform. MobiTV said the solution means operators can avoid costly set-top deployment by using a “thin” box requiring an internet connection and […]

Kabel Deutschland launches DVR on the go

German cable operator Kabel Deutschland (KDG) has launched a remote recording service, enabling subscribers to schedule DVR recordings via the internet. The service currently enables PC users to schedule recordings remotely. KDG plans to launch a version for iOS and Android mobile devices towards the end of May.

Europe helps TiVo turn a profit

TiVo’s European business helped the DVR specialist add subscribers and turn loss into profit during its latest fiscal year. TiVo, which sells receivers direct to consumers as well as delivering software to cable operators, added 387,000 cable subscribers in its latest fiscal year, ending the fourth quarter with a total of 1.17 million customers. That […]

EBU-backed social network pilot goes live

An EBU-backed pilot that uses social networks to allow TV viewers to choose broadcasters’ schedules has launched in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Slovenia. The project, called Eurovision TV Lab, is being trialled until September 3 by ZDF in Germany, Slovenia’s RTVSLO and VRT in Belgium, with users able to vote for their favourite pilot […]

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