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TiVo enters streaming stick market with TiVo Stream 4K

TiVo, best known for its DVRs, has unveiled its low-cost streaming competitor: the TiVo Stream 4K. The device will launch in April with an initial price of US$49.99 (though that will rise to US$69.99 after the promotional launch) and serve as TiVo’s competitor to similarly-priced devices from Roku, Amazon and Google, while being a cheaper […]

Prime Video added to RCN, Grande and Wave TiVo set top boxes

US operators RCN, Grande and Wave, have added the Amazon Prime Video app to their TiVo set-top boxes.  Users with an Amazon Prime membership can add the Prime Video app to their TiVo devices at no extra cost. The app joins an expanding roster of VOD services such as Netflix, HBO GO and Hulu.  Chris […]

TiVo and Xperi announce merger

TiVo is merging with entertainment tech company Xperi to create a new US$3 billion. The deal will effectively scrap TiVo’s earlier announced move to split its product and licencing divisions into two separate companies. The company will adopt the Xperi name, but continue to sell products under the TiVo branding while Xperi’s DTS, HD Radio […]

TiVo adds ads to DVR recordings

TiVo is testing inserting pre-roll ads on DVR recordings. According to a report from Zats Not Funny, some viewers have begun to see adverts preceding their recorded videos. It is believed that this move is a part of a wider move from TiVo to monetise its platform.  The user cited by the article said that […]

Vodafone Group Introduces TiVo’s Personalized Content Discovery Platform

TiVo has announced that the Vodafone Group is  deploying its Personalized Content Discovery (PCD). Vodafone is introducing PCD as part of the new Vodafone TV service in Portugal, the first country to deploy its new “Intelligent Voice Search” feature. It uses TiVo’s Conversation, a natural language voice solution, that enables users to find and enjoy […]

TiVo hails positive Q2, continues war with Comcast

Newly-instated TiVo CEO Dave Shull has continued the company’s three-year patent war with Comcast during the company’s quarterly earnings call.  When asked about the back and forth between the sparring companies, Shull said that TiVo is “committed to the litigation and Comcast continues to incur liability for their violations of our IP.” Shull continued: “From […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dave Shull appointed TiVo CEO

TiVo has made Dave Shull its new president and CEO. Interim president Raghu Rau will become vice chairperson of the firm’s board of directors. “We are thrilled to announce Dave Shull as Raghu’s successor,” said Jim Meyer, chairman of the board of directors. “In addition to Dave’s deep experience in the Pay-TV, OTT and digital […]

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