TiVo appoints Ericsson exec as metadata SVP

TiVo has appointed Ericsson TV executive Roz Ho as senior vice president and general manager, consumer and metadata. Ho will lead the consumer and metadata teams, overseeing TiVo’s product roadmaps, managing business operations and partnering with TiVo’s business groups. Reporting directly to TiVo executive vice president and chief operating officer, Pete Thompson, she will be […]

TiVo to exit Australian market

TiVo is due to exit the Australian market after its licence there expires on October 31. In a statement on the TiVo Australia website, TiVo said “it’s been a delight serving Australia over the past nine years, but all good things must come to an end.” TiVo said it will cease to operate the TiVo […]

Vodafone Spain launching 4K TV service

Vodafone Spain has unveiled a new version of its TV service that includes the country’s first 4K TV offering. Vodafone will be offering a range of services in 4K, including five channels, 4K coverage of La Liga football and Netflix content. The channels offering will comprise factual channel Odisea 4K, special events channel Festival 4K, […]

Liberty Global grows advanced TV base, plans more 4K rollouts

Liberty Global added 313,000 next-generation TV customers in Q4 and said it plans to expand the deployment of its new 4K cloud-based set-top box. Announcing its fourth quarter and full-year 2016 results, Liberty said that overall it added 1.2 million subscribers last year to its next-gen TV services – which include Horizon and Horizon-Lite in […]

TiVo launches Audience Management Platform, SongConnect

TiVo has launched an Audience Measurement Platform for ad optimisation and a music metadata package called SongConnect. The Audience Management Platform (AMP) is a data-agnostic system designed to let media planners and service providers do data-driven audience targeting and more effective ad inventory allocation. “With the Audience Management Platform, media executives are equipped with the tools […]

Netflix to license TiVo technology under new deal

TV technology provider TiVo has struck new product and intellectual property agreements with Netflix that will see TiVo continue to integrate Netflix into its set-top boxes and will, additionally, see Netflix license TiVo’s technology for its OTT service. The IPR agreement agreement represents one of the first licenses granted under the exclusive partnership with Intellectual […]

Digitalsmiths: three fifths of US viewers watch SVOD daily

Some 61.1% of viewers watch over-the-top or subscription video-on-demand content as part of their daily viewing behaviour, according to TiVo-owned Digitalsmiths. The 15th edition of Digitalsmiths’ Video Trends Report, which polled viewers in the US and Canada, claims that on a daily basis 69.5% of viewers watch previously recorded TV and 85.7% watch live TV […]

TiVo agrees worldwide IP deal with Samsung

TiVo and Samsung have agreed the terms of a broad intellectual property licence, suspending all pending patent litigation between the two companies. The deal will provide certain rights under TiVo’s patent portfolios for Samsung’s mobile, consumer electronic and set-top box businesses. TiVo said that as part of the deal, the parties will seek an immediate […]

TiVo strikes new licensing deal with Panasonic

TiVo has renewed Rovi’s deal with Panasonic, allowing the electronics giant to continue to provide advanced entertainment discovery experiences across its TV, DVR and set-top boxes. The multi-year product and intellectual property deal covers products Panasonic has licensed for the Japanese market, including Rovi’s G-Guide, G-Guide HTML and G-Guide xD offerings. Panasonic also renewed its […]

TiVo updates Fan TV platform

TiVo has updated Fan TV platform to offer new personalisation and discovery features across TV, tablet and mobile devices. The updated version of Fan TV will integrate personalised, contextual recommendations, and will introduce a smart grid guide to enable users to find content in a familiar grid-based format. It will also learn, based on user […]

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