Category archives for: PVR

Elemental for Comcast DVR

Elemental Technologies, asupplier of software-defined video solutions for multiscreen content delivery, hs revealed that Comcast has selected its video processing software to power encoding for the X1 DVR with cloud technology. “Video infrastructure is moving rapidly to IP and to software-defined video solutions running in virtualised environments on customer’s own networks,” said Dan Marshall, senior vice president of worldwide sales […]

Virgin extends TiVo partnership

UK cable MSO Virgin Media has extended its existing five-year partnership with next generation television specialist TiVo for a further three years. As part of the new agreement, Virgin Media has committed to the development of next-generation solutions from TiVo. Virgin Media launched the first set-top box incorporating TiVo software in 2010. Since launch, Virgin Media has installed TiVo enabled […]

Foxtel launching Netflix rival


Foxtel has confirmed that it will launch its iQ3 set-top box in Australia on March 23rd. Its availability comes as US rival Netflix gears up to launch its streaming service in the country on March 31st. The new iQ3 set-top-box has been under development for some years and combines broadcast derived programmes and online streamed content “into one seamless experience”. […]

TiVo wraps Aereo purchase

DVR specialist TiVo has completed its purchase of the Aereo assets, such as they are, including Aereo’s trademarks and client lists. The purchase price was about $1 million. The deal has been approved by a New York Federal bankruptcy court which was handling the company’s closure. TiVo gets the trademarks and client list, while RPX Corp (described as a patent […]

Doubts over TiVo’s core profitability

At first blush it would seem that everything in TiVo’s DVR garden is rosy and healthy. After all, the company has just declared record revenue numbers and is sitting on a massive cash ‘war-chest’ of some $740 million, and helped by a series of highly successful patent litigations that have brought in a thumping $1.6 billion in settlements, and a […]

TiVo explains Aereo asset buy


TiVo’s CEO Tom Rogers said that viewing consumers are facing “chaotic changes” in the variety and amount of programming available to them. “Infinite amounts of new and compelling content coming from all directions, traditional linear TV, live sports and other events, recorded programming, video-on-demand, subscription video-on-demand, TV Everywhere and web streaming services. In this new world order of content, what’s […]

Vodafone upgrades ONO’s TiVo


TiVo and Vodafone Spain announced that ONO’s Intelligent TV service will be expanded in Spain and TiVo’s platform will be upgraded to take advantage of TiVo’s latest generation of capabilities. A refreshed user experience will be offered to current TiVo customers, and ONO set-top boxes powered by TiVo will also be marketed in Vodafone Spain retail stores. TiVo and ONO […]

Frontier, TiVo team for OTA and OTT

US triple-play operator Frontier Communications – which focuses on rural areas and small and medium-sized towns and cities – is to market and deploy co-branded versions of advanced television specialist TiVo’s suite of whole-home products and services, including an industry-first deployment of the TiVo Roamio DVR with over-the-air (OTA) support as part of its video offering for residential and business […]

Concurrent object storage Cloud DVR

Concurrent, a global player in unified content delivery, video analytics, and real-time Linux solutions, has announced the release of a new software-defined object storage solution as part of its UP suite of multi-screen video solutions. Designed to support cloud DVR and other IP video applications, the company’s newest storage solution is a high performance, resilient, and easy-to-manage platform that can […]

Sky: Next generation ‘Now TV’


Sky is planning a “next generation” Now TV box later this year, and is will also launch a similar service for Italy. Sky group CEO Jeremy Darroch said Sky will “really get behind” its OTT offerings “transforming.. some of the learnings from the UK into Italy and Germany.” Sky  launched a Roku streaming box for  Sky Online and Snap in […]

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