TiVo subscriptions grow by 33%

TiVo subscriptions grew by 33% year-on-year to 4.8 million in its second quarter, helping to boost multi-system operator (MSO) revenues from the likes of Virgin Media and Ono by 37%. Announcing its results for the three months ended July 31, the DVR maker said that in Sweden it had powered Com Hem to positive subscriber additions for […]

Arris boosted by Motorola takeover

Video and broadband technology company Arris reported a rise in revenue and profits after reporting “remarkable progress in 2013” since its takeover of Motorola Home. “As a result of our successful acquisition and integration of Motorola Home, we are a larger, stronger and much more relevant supplier to a growing worldwide customer community.  Moreover, 2014 is […]

TiVo ushers in ‘new chapter’ with record profits

DVR maker TiVo reported what it said was its highest quarterly net income in the company’s history, following recent litigation settlements with Cisco and Motorola.  The firm reported second quarter net income of US$268.9 million (€201.1 million), compared to a net loss of US$27.7 million in the same quarter last year. TiVo, which hailed the […]

Vectra taps Motorola for HD set-tops

Polish cable operator Vectra has launched a new HD set-top box provided by Motorola.  The Motorola HMC3021 will provide Vectra with diversity of supply. Until now it has relied exclusively on ADB to provide high-end set-tops. The Motorola box will also be capable of supporting advanced services such as video-on-demand, Vectra said. Vectra’s HD package […]

TiVo settles patent dispute with Cisco, Motorola, Time Warner

US DVR specialist TiVo has settled its pending patent litigation with Cisco, Time Warner Cable and Arris – now owned by Google and Motorola – for a total of US$490 million (€371 million). As part of the settlement, Google and Cisco will pay TiVo the upfront lump-sum payment of US$490 million, with TiVo agreeing to […]

Motorola launches “virtualized” HTML5 browser

Motorola has made its DreamGallery middleware available on an expanded range of devices thanks to new “virtualised cloud-rendering” technology that removes the need for an integrated HTML5 browser in the set-top box. According to Motorola, DreamGallery is using virtualised cloud-rendering to make TV experiences available on a variety of devices including low-cost, entry-level Motorola set-tops. […]

Rostelecom launches wireless multiroom service

Russian service provider Rostelecom is launching a multiroom TV service using equipment provided by Motorola. The company said it would deploy the Motorola VAP 2400 video bridge to enable the delivery of programming to second and third TVs over Wi-Fi. Rostelecom delivers digital TV services to about 1.4 million homes across Russia.

Pace confirms Google Motorola Home bid

Pace has confirmed that it has made a bid to acquire Motorola’s set-top box business from Google. Last week, press reports linked the UK-based technology company with a bid for the set-top unit of Motorola. Pace released a statement saying that it has “submitted an indicative, non-binding, proposal to Google in respect of a potential […]

Google close to selling Motorola’s set-top business

Google is close to selling off Motorola’s set-top box business, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The search engine giant had set today as the deadline for final bids for the business but that could be extended. A source told the WSJ that Arris, Pace and Technicolor were likely bidders, along with various private […]

PT ships half a million Motorola boxes

Portugal Telecom has shipped its 500,000th Motorola IPTV set-top box. The telco operates IPTV services under the Meo brand and has around 1.2 million subscribers. Motorola Mobility has supplied set-top boxes to Portugal Telecom since the launch of its TV platform, initially providing VIP1200E and VIP1216E boxes. Since then, Motorola has added the VIP1232 set-top, […]

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