TiVo, Samsung team up for advanced PVR
September 12, 2010
From Colin Mann in Amsterdam
Advanced television services and PVR specialist Tivo and Samsung Electronics have teamed to develop an advanced, TiVo-ready, high definition PVR set-top box for digital video broadcasting (DVB) operators.
To bring this new PVR set-top box offering to market, Samsung has licensed TiVo’s Hardware Porting Kit and will work with TiVo to build a TiVo verified platform designed to dramatically accelerate deployment for operators licensing the TiVo solution.
This allows operators anywhere in the world to quickly deploy PVR set-top boxes with the TiVo consumer experience. The new product is intended to decrease development complexities, improve time to market and reduce implementation costs for operators that want to give their subscribers an unmatched television experience. The initial implementation is expected to support an advanced HD PVR for European DVB networks, and the two companies may add non-PVR devices and additional platforms worldwide.
Pilyoung Kim, Senior Vice President of Telecommunication Systems Business of Samsung Electronics, said he expected the collaboration to help Samsung achieve significant differentiation for its set-top box products, and improve the value proposition to operators by enhancing its advanced PVR product offerings.