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 […]

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 […]

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