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TiVo signs licencing deal with LG

TiVo has announced a global IP licence agreement with LG. The agreement will expand upon LG’s previous Rovi patent portfolio license to also include the TiVo patent portfolio. Arvin Patel, executive vice president and chief IP officer at TiVo said: “Our licensing agreement with LG further solidifies our long-term partnership with them. We are thrilled […]

Canadian cable and TV leader Jim Shaw dies, aged 60

Jim Shaw, vice-chairman and former CEO of Canada’s Shaw Communications, has died after a short illness, aged 60. Shaw, the son of the company’s founder JR Shaw, served as the second CEO of Shaw Communications from 1998 to 2010. Under Shaw’s leadership, the company reinforced its leadership position in Western Canada by concluding an asset […]

Shomi to close amid ‘challenging’ SVOD market

Canadian subscription video-on-demand player Shomi is to close on November 30. Its cable company parents, Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications, said the Netflix competitor was closing due to a plethora of factors. Their decision makes Shomi the latest well-financed SVOD platform to shutter. Vivendi chose to end German service Watchever in July to focus on […]