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 […]

Liberty Global adds quarter of a million next-gen TV subscribers

Liberty Global added 253,000 next-generation TV subscribers in Q1, and said the UK and Germany contributed to its best first quarter video performance in the last 10 years. This was in spite of an 18% year-on-year decline in European operating income at US$431 million, with “challenging” mobile results in the UK and Belgium and “softer […]

Turner taps TiVo as EMEA metadata partner

Turner has selected TiVo as its metadata distribution partner for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Under the terms of the deal, Turner will use TiVo’s new Studio, Broadcast and Network Metadata Packages to manage electronic programme guide data and distribution for its 44 EMEA channels. “Today’s consumers demand a fully connected entertainment experience […]

TiVo agrees patent deal with Roku

TiVo has agreed a multi-year intellectual property (IP) licence agreement with Roku, in a move that will allow Roku to access TiVo’s entertainment metadata. The IP licence covers the TiVo and Rovi Corporation patent portfolios as well as the over-the-top assets of the Intellectual Ventures patent portfolio under the TiVo/IV licensing partnership. Roku also has the option to access […]

TiVo launches metadata packages

TiVo has introduced ‘enhanced metadata’ packages that incorporate themes, keywords, images and related programs. The packages are aimed at studios, broadcasters and networks and are designed to make it easier for them to increase the visibility of their catalogues. “Studios, broadcasters and networks make large investments to bring the most compelling content to their viewers, […]

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