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 […]

TiVo: average viewer watches 4.4 hours of video per day

The average global viewer spends 4.4 hours each day watching video and an additional of 28 minutes searching for content to watch, according to new research by TiVo. The study said that the combined daily viewing and search time accounts for nearly five hours per day of video engagement, which amounts to some 20% of […]

TiVo launches Next-Gen Platform

TiVo has launched a next-generation platform that it claims will provide a “future-proof solution” for operators adapting to a changing market. TiVo’s Next-Gen Platform is supported by a cloud-based, unified backend and can be deployed across QAM, hybrid and IPTV deployments – offering a consistent user experience for operators looking to transition to IPTV while […]

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 […]

TiVo survey: US consumers want skinny bundles

Desire for à la carte skinny bundles fuelled by frustration at the amount they are forced to pay remains the number one factor that would convince North American pay TV subscribers to stay with their provider, while a growing number are also interested in gaining access to third-party services on top of their offering, according […]

TiVo appoints former AT&T CTO as chief executive

TiVo has appointed the former executive vice president and chief technical officer of AT&T’s Entertainment Group, Enrique Rodriguez, as its new chief executive officer. Rodriguez takes up his new position, as well as a place on the TiVo board of directors, effective immediately. He succeeds Thomas Carson, who announced his intention to retire as TiVo […]

Liberty Global likely to move to common UI ‘at some point’

Liberty Global intends “at some point to have [its] entire European digital footprint operating on a common platform and perhaps a common UI”, according to president and CEO Mike Fries. Speaking to analysts after Liberty announced its Q3 results, Fries said that the company was “heading towards a common video platform everywhere in Europe, which […]

Discovery agrees audience targeting deal with TiVo

Discovery has signed a multi-year product deal with TiVo that will see it use TiVo’s ‘Audience Works for Marketing’ end-to-end inventory management suite. The product suite is designed to help users efficiently find and target new, lapsed, intermittent and prospective viewers with a view to increasing overall viewing and consumer loyalty. Discovery will also use […]

Liberty Global renews TiVo deal

Liberty Global has renewed its product agreements and signed a multi-year extension to its intellectual property license with TiVo. This extension provides Liberty Global with expanded access to TiVo’s patent portfolios and covers all Liberty Global subsidiaries. “We have a long-standing, wide-ranging relationship with Liberty Global around the world as a trusted technology supplier,” said […]

TiVo launches voice-powered TiVo Vox set-tops

TiVo has introduced two new set-top boxes – the TiVo Bolt Vox and TiVo Mini Vox – that include TiVo’s first voice control remote control. Viewers can use the TiVo Vox Remote to search for programs across live TV, DVR, video-on demand and online streaming services. TiVo said the Bolt Vox provides its “most personalised […]