TiVo rules out major acquisition in ongoing strategic review

TiVo has said it is not looking to make a major acquisition as part of its ongoing strategic review, and instead highlighted the value of its product and IP licensing businesses. Speaking on the company’s second quarter earnings call, interim president and CEO Raghavendra Rau said that “while we’re always open to strategic acquisitions that […]

US cable and telecom operator taps TiVo for migration to all-IP video

US regional telecom and cable operator  TDS  Telecom  has chosen TiVo’s latest platform  to deliver TV services to its  customers as part of a plan to migrate away from legacy QAM and Mediaroom services to a single TiVo-powered IP video platform. TDS Telecom will roll out its new TiVo-powered video services to  new and existing TV subscribers in both […]

Liberty Global hires TiVo CEO Rodriguez as chief technology officer

Liberty Global has hired TiVo’s recently appointed chief executive Enrique Rodriguez to be its new chief technology officer. Rodriguez will join the cable giant – a key TiVo customer – as EVP and CTO later this month. TiVO has meanwhile named board member Raghu Rau as interim president and CEO. Rodriguez will lead Liberty Global’s […]

TiVo agrees licensing deal with Fnac Darty Group

TiVo has agreed a multi-year licence deal covering the consumer electronics brands of the Fnac Darty Group. The multi-region European intellectual property license enables Fnac Darty to deploy patented TiVo innovations in its own branded set-top box (STB) and TV products. “TiVo’s engagement with Fnac Darty demonstrates our leadership in delivering the ultimate entertainment experience […]

TiVo expects update on strategic review in Q2

TiVo is continuing to review strategic options for the future of the company and expects to provide an update by the end of the second quarter, according to CEO Enrique Rodriguez. Speaking to analysts after the company posted its Q1 results, Rodriguez said that this would be “a transformational year for TiVo”, with emerging markets […]

TiVo: price continues to drive pay TV cord cutting

Price continues to drive pay TV subscribers to cut their services, while more than fourth fifths of people said they would like to pay for only the channels that they watch, according to new research by TiVo. The company’s Q4 2017 Online Video and Pay TV Trends Report found that 49% of respondents to the […]

YouTube Red taps TiVo for music metadata

Google has selected TiVo Music Metadata to provide artist data and images for YouTube Red, YouTube Music and the Google Play Music store. Through the deal, YouTube and Google will be able to connect music videos to artist pictures and songs, offering what TiVo described as a “more immersive entertainment experience”. “In addition to the […]

TiVo explores ‘strategic alternatives’ for the business

TiVo has started to evaluate a “wide range of strategic alternatives” in an effort to achieve long-term value for shareholders. The set-top box maker and media technology firm announced the move along with its fourth quarter and full year results, claiming that “TiVo’s stock price is at a level that the company and its board […]

TiVo: US leads average number of TV hours viewed

TV viewers in the US watched an average of 5.1 hours of content per day, more than in any other country polled, according to TiVo research. TiVo Insights’ 2017 Global Study found that Brazil came second at 4.7 hours of viewing per day, followed by the UK at 4.2 hours. The averages in Colombia and […]

TiVo agrees expanded patent deal with Google

TiVo has signed an expanded, multi-year patent agreement with Google that now includes YouTube TV. The agreement covers Google’s use of TiVo’s patented technologies worldwide and offers a license for Google’s products and services across internet-based platforms and devices. “The world of video entertainment is expanding with exciting new consumer offerings such as YouTube TV,” […]