Archive for the ‘TiVo’ Category

IPTV faced challenges and opportunities in 2010

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

Consumers in 2010 staged a mini-revolt, if you believe some sources, to redefine their TV viewing habits. Just as TiVo and all the DVR iterations that followed ushered in the era of time-shifted TV viewing, consumers began to experiment in TV place shifting as well, looking for ways to watch–and pay for–only the content they wanted, when and where they wanted it. Bundles? Increasingly coming under fire and even Hollywood–which jealously guards the gate to its content kingdom–is starting to take notice. FierceIPTV (12/21)

TiVo heading to the UK

Friday, November 27th, 2009

TiVo, the US equivalent of Sky Plus is coming to the UK following a deal with Virgin Media announced on Tuesday.

The news, broken during the American company’s earnings results will see a “long-term, strategic partnership with Virgin Media”, says Tom Rogers, president and CEO of TiVo.

According to the two companies the deal will involve TiVo developing a converged television and interactive interface to power Virgin Media’s next generation, high definition set top boxes.

“TiVo will offer Virgin Media’s nearly four million UK customers TiVo’s advanced television and user interface on both its traditional and DVR set-top boxes”, confirmed Rogers.

Virgin Media currently anticipates its first TiVo co-branded product in 2010.