TiVo, Entone partner for IPTV solution

Hybrid TV and Connected Home solutions specialist Entone is teaming up with advanced television services pioneer TiVo, to offer an integrated solution for IPTV operators that combines Entone’s hybrid IPTV devices with the TiVo user experience.

The partnership aims to give service providers greater deployment flexibility and improved economics and provides for integration with TiVo’s cloud services, including universal search and recommendations, networked DVR service, as well as key elements of the TiVo user experience on Entone IPTV platforms.

The partnership with Entone represents a continuation of TiVo’s efforts to provide hardware flexibility by working with leading hardware providers in the pay-TV industry. For Entone, the partnership represents an opportunity to bring the world’s most advanced television services to its expanding base of customers among global IPTV operators.

“TiVo not only pioneered the DVR but is also leading the way with Cloud TV services such as networked DVR and web media applications,” said Steve McKay, CEO of Entone. “This partnership continues Entone’s focus on making the best possible entertainment experience available to our operator customers and their subscribers.”

The combined solution is initially targeted for IPTV operators who want to offer the TiVo user experience to their subscribers with maximum deployment flexibility. The TiVo service provides the most advanced television and rich media services, including universal search, personalised recommendation engine, and a rich assembly of web media applications, such as online music and cloud-based video on demand. The underlying Entone hardware provides a powerful platform for supporting the TiVo experience while also providing numerous tuner configurations for hybrid TV and a wide variety of in-home video distribution technologies and options.

“With extensive global IPTV deployments, Entone is the perfect partner for TiVo to build on our momentum with service providers worldwide,” said Joseph Weber, Vice President of Technology Strategy at TiVo.

The pair will début the solution at IBC in Amsterdam, September 13-17.

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