Elisa extends TiVo partnership and integrates Deep Discovery

  Finnish telco Elisa has signed a multiyear extension and expansion of its partnership with TiVo to integrate the STB maker’s Deep Discovery API-based metadata solution. TiVo’s Deep Discovery package, an option with Video Metadata, promises to allow TV and video service providers along with consumer electronics manufacturers and new media companies to “better maximise […]

TiVo+ bolstered with Pluto TV channels launches

TiVo has announced an expanded partnership with ViacomCBS’s Pluto TV to incorporate 72 featured channels to its TiVo+ AVOD platform.  TiVo+ is the company’s ad-supported streaming offer which debuted on the TiVo Edge DVR set-top-box in October 2019. Serving as the company’s answer to The Roku Channel, it was launched with content from XUMO, Jukin […]

Plantronics picks up TV veteran Dave Shull as CEO 

Dave Shull, the former CEO of TiVo and The Weather Channel, has landed at  audio communications equipment firm Plantronics. Plantronics – which is currently undergoing a rebrand to Poly following its US$2 billion acquisition of Polycom in 2018 – is a producer of audio communications equipment for business and consumers. Dave Shull meanwhile was appointed […]

Xperi and TiVo complete merger

Entertainment tech company Xperi and set-top box maker TiVo have completed their merger to create a US$3 billion firm.  The merger, initially announced at the end of 2019, will see the new company adopt the Xperi name, but continue to sell products under the TiVo branding while Xperi’s DTS, HD Radio and IMAX Enhanced brands […]

TiVo launches US$50 streaming stick

TiVo has launched its Amazon Fire Stick-rivalling TiVo Stream 4K. First announced at CES 2020, the UHD-enabled device is available with an initial pricing of US$49.99 (rising to US$69.99 following the launch promotion). The company calls the device the “market’s first unifying streamer,” with the promise of integrating live television from Sling TV and content […]

Pluto TV announces distribution deals with TiVo and Verizon

ViacomCBS-owned AVOD Pluto TV has announced partnerships with TiVo and Verizon that will see its linear and on demand programming added to the companies’ respective platforms. Announced in October 2019, TiVo+ is the company’s attempt to break into the live streaming space, with the offer of “thousands of movies and TV shows” in an app-free […]

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 firm Xperi to create a new US$3 billion company. 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 […]

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