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TiVo and Comcast both claim victory at ITC over Rovi patents

Both TiVo and Comcast have stated that they are happy with the outcome of the International Trade Commission’s (ITC’s) ruling that states the latter was in violation of one of the former’s patents. As confirmed on June 04, Administrative Law Judge MaryJoan McNamara ruled that Comcast’s X1 platform infringes Rovi’s patents. In specific, it was […]

PVR pioneer TiVo launches legal case against global media giant Comcast

PVR specialist TiVo, acquired by Rovi Corp in 2016, has launched a legal action in the US against Comcast, alleging that the global cable-to-content giant is infringing six of its technology patents with its X1 video recording hardware and software. The claims are the latest in a long battle between the two companies that started […]

Altice Portugal renews licence with TiVo

Pay TV service provider Altice Portugal has renewed its IP licence with technology outfit TiVo. Altice Portugal’s Meo platform deployed Microsoft Mediaroom – subsequently sold to Ericsson – to power its IPTV service. TiVo became involved in a legal dispute with the Portuguese operator last year, alleging it had failed to pay certain licensing fees […]

TiVo files new patent lawsuits against Comcast

TiVo has filed new patent lawsuits against Comcast in the US, claiming that the pay TV operator’s X1 platform infringes technology invented and patented by Rovi. The lawsuits cover technology related to pausing and resuming shows on different devices, restarting live programming in progress, advanced DVR recording features, and advanced search and voice functionality. Tivo […]

Private equity groups ‘express interest’ in TiVo

Multiple private equity groups have expressed interest in acquiring TV technology group TiVo, according to a report in online news service The Street. According to The Street, citing an unnamed source, potential buyers have made offers to buy the technology outfit for over US$20 a share, representing a significant premium to TiVo’s share price, which […]

Netflix to license TiVo technology under new deal

TV technology provider TiVo has struck new product and intellectual property agreements with Netflix that will see TiVo continue to integrate Netflix into its set-top boxes and will, additionally, see Netflix license TiVo’s technology for its OTT service. The IPR agreement agreement represents one of the first licenses granted under the exclusive partnership with Intellectual […]

TiVo agrees worldwide IP deal with Samsung

TiVo and Samsung have agreed the terms of a broad intellectual property licence, suspending all pending patent litigation between the two companies. The deal will provide certain rights under TiVo’s patent portfolios for Samsung’s mobile, consumer electronic and set-top box businesses. TiVo said that as part of the deal, the parties will seek an immediate […]

TiVo strikes new licensing deal with Panasonic

TiVo has renewed Rovi’s deal with Panasonic, allowing the electronics giant to continue to provide advanced entertainment discovery experiences across its TV, DVR and set-top boxes. The multi-year product and intellectual property deal covers products Panasonic has licensed for the Japanese market, including Rovi’s G-Guide, G-Guide HTML and G-Guide xD offerings. Panasonic also renewed its […]

Rovi appoints former Ericsson exec to oversee TiVo integration

Rovi has appointed former Ericsson executive, Pete Thompson, as its new chief operating officer to oversee the integration of TiVo. Thompson, who was senior vice president of Ericsson’s Mediaroom Business Group before he leaving the company in 2015, will report to Rovi’s president and CEO, Tom Carson. Based in TiVo’s office in San Jose, Thomson […]

Rovi agrees 10-year patent deal with DISH

Rovi has signed a 10-year patent renewal license agreement with US pay TV operator DISH Network. Under the deal, DISH will continue to license to Rovi’s natural language platform, Conversation Services, as well as other Rovi products. “Our renewal with DISH further validates the long-term value and relevance of our intellectual property portfolio, reinforcing the […]

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