TiVo COO joins Amazon as VP of Alexa Voice Services

TiVo’s chief operating officer, Pete Thompson, has left the company to join Amazon as vice-president of Alexa Voice Services. Thompson’s departure, effective October 6, was confirmed in an 8K form TiVo filed last week with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, which said Thompson had left to “pursue an external employment opportunity with a larger […]

TiVo renews IP licence deal with Sony

TiVo and Sony Corporation have renewed their multi-year intellectual property licence agreement. The agreement grants Sony the license to TiVo’s patent portfolios across all of Sony’s worldwide products and services. “This licence agreement accentuates the value TiVo’s patent portfolios bring to the fast-growing and competitive entertainment industry,” said Arvin Patel, executive vice president and chief […]

HBO tops pay list as US subscribers become more selective

HBO is the channel consumers in the US and Canada are willing to pay the most for, and 80% of consumers only want to pay for the channels they actually watch, according to TV technology outfit TiVo’s Q2 2017 Video Trends Report. According to the report, HBO tops the ranking of prices that consumers are […]

TiVo advanced TV experience now in 23 million homes

TiVo said that approximately 23 million subscriber households around the world now use TiVo’s advanced TV experiences. The TV technology company gave the figure in its latest earnings announcement, listing it alongside business and operating highlights that also included: Millicom’s planned launch of TiVo’s TV offerings in South and Central America; TiVo’s deal with Cable […]

DISH agrees metadata deal with TiVo

US pay TV provider DISH has selected TiVo to provide programme metadata across its linear TV, video on demand and DVR platforms.  TiVo announced that DISH has now completed its move to TiVo Metadata following a five-month migration process. “Today’s consumers want a visually-rich entertainment experience that makes it easy for them to quickly identify […]

TiVo introduces new content discovery platform

TiVo has introduced a new personalised content discovery platform that combines voice search with personalised search and recommendations. TiVo’s Personalised Content Discovery is designed to support contextual voice queries and to return relevant results based on what a viewer is most likely to be interested in. The conversational search capability spans across all content catalogues […]

Arris taps TiVo for new advanced set-tops

Arris has launched three advanced set-tops that combine traditional QAM video with TiVo’s signature experience, alongside OTT content. The boxes support the National Cable Television Cooperative’s VU-IT! Program, which is focused on letting independent operators to deliver integrated OTT services alongside standard cable programming. The new DVRs comprise a second-generation range of TiVo solutions along with services like Netflix […]

TiVo: 93% of North American pay TV subscribers use SVOD

Some 93% of pay TV subscribers in North America also use one of more subscription video-on-demand services, according to TiVo research. TiVo’s Q1 2017 Video Trends Report found that 65.6% of North American respondents in total use one or more SVOD services – up 4.9% year-on-year and 16.5% over three years. Netflix remained the most […]

TiVo president Thomas Carson to retire

TiVo president and CEO Thomas Carson has announced plans to retire, less than a year after Rovi Corporation closed its US$1.1 billion (€961 million) takeover of TiVo. Carson’s retirement ends an 11-year career at TiVo and its predecessor companies – Rovi and Gemstar. He became president and CEO of Rovi in December 2011 and retained […]

Discovery invests in second screen sports app WinView

Discovery has contributed to a US$12 million funding round raised by second-screen live sports prediction platform, WinView. Former TiVo chairman, president and CEO, Tom Rogers, who is currently executive chairman of WinView, was responsible for driving the Series B funding round. Graham Holdings Company, Ted Leonsis’ Monumental Sports and Entertainment and boutique investment bank LionTree Partners […]

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