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,” […]

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 […]