Category archives for: PVR

TiVo grows Opera TV Store in US market

Connected TV software specialist Opera Software is rapidly growing its list of US cable TV operators launching the Opera TV Store via TiVo’s whole-home gateway DVR and multi-room client devices. The expansion through TiVo brings numerous new viewers to the HTML5 TV application platform, which enables operators including RCN and Mediacom to offer popular apps and video content to their […]

ONO heads to cloud with TiVo

Advanced television entertainment market specialist TiVo, and Spanish cable MSO ONO have confirmed the expansion of the successful TiVo deployment by leveraging TiVo’s cloud service APIs to enhance customers’ TV viewing experience on multiple screens. ONO announced the company will integrate TiVo’s service capabilities into its TV Everywhere mobile and web applications, including search and discovery capabilities and remote PVR […]

TiVo launches European sales and support

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TiVo, the DVR specialist, has expanded its existing European footprint to now include sales, marketing and account management staff in offices in Austria, England, the Netherlands, Poland and Spain specifically dedicated to personalised video discovery solutions. This expansion builds on the continued success of TiVo delivering advanced TV services with European cable operator partners including Com Hem in Sweden, Ono […]

Green STBs saving $100s of millions

Findings from a report looking at the energy efficiency of set-top boxes show that the voluntary STB energy conservation agreement between the pay-TV industry, consumer electronics manufacturers and energy efficiency advocates has saved American consumers approximately $168 million in energy bills. According to the Voluntary Agreement for Ongoing Improvement to the Energy Efficiency of Set-Top Boxes 2013 Annual Report, the […]

TiVo increases Q2 revenues

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TiVo reported higher Q2 revenue as the DVR specialist benefited from worldwide growth and am increased customer base. For the quarter ended July 31st, TiVo reported a profit of $9.3 million compared with $268.9 million a year earlier. The year-ago period included $276 million in net income from its settlement with Cisco and Motorola over patent claims. Total revenue increased […]

Over-the-Air DVR from TiVo

DVR specialist TiVo has unveiled the limited edition TiVo Roamio OTA DVR with an initial retail price of $49.99, for those US consumers who do not have cable or satellite service, yet still want a DVR. “Many top TV shows in America are available with a simple HD antenna,” said TiVo CMO Ira Bahr. “TiVo is devoted to making the […]

Emmys for TiVo

TiVo has announced that the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has awarded both TiVo and subsidiary Digitalsmiths an Emmy Award for their role in shaping the next generation of home entertainment. TiVo was recognised for Television Enhancement Devices and Digitalsmiths for Personalised Recommendation Engines for Video Discovery for Multichannel Video Programming Distributors (MVPDs). The 2014 honours mark […]

Cloud-based DVR for Movistar

Alcatel-Lucent and Telefónica have enabled a new cloud-based TV feature for Telefónica’s pay-TV service, Movistar TV. Using Alcatel-Lucent’s Cloud DVR solution, Movistar subscribers now have access to up to 350 hours of personal online recording through their set-top boxes with a service that allows simultaneous use of all channels. A ‘mosaic’ TV feature for major sporting events also allows customers […]

Humax launches new-look Freeview+ HD box

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Humax, the digital set-top box provider, has launched its latest Freeview+ HD box, offering a cheaper option for subscription-free access to all Freeview TV and radio channels, advanced recording features and HD channels. The Humax HDR-1800T, priced at £149.99, is available to buy from retailers including John Lewis, Tesco, Currys PC World, Argos, Euronics and a range of independents. The […]

DISH Wireless Joey eliminates wired clutter

US digital satellite platform DISH has introduced the Wireless Joey system, aimed at providing consumers the ability to watch TV virtually anywhere in and around the home without the need for wiring. The small client connects wirelessly to the Hopper Whole-Home HD DVR using a dedicated 802.11ac access point. “Wireless Joey expands installation options where coaxial or Ethernet wiring is […]

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