ONO’s TiVo service set for October
September 2, 2011
From David Del Valle in Madrid
Spanish largest cable TV company ONO is formally launching its new TiVo service in October, initially in Madrid, then Barcelona before extending it to the rest of its fibre network. The service, with a monthly cost of €10, will offer 12 HD channels (Telecinco, Gol T, Fox, AXN, Sony TV, MTV, TVE, Antena 3, La Sexta, TV3, Cosmo and TNT) and will include 11 apps from broadcasters, among them Telecinco, RTVE, TV3, Canal Cocina, Decasa, Sol Música, Hollywood Quizz, Ivoox, Picasa, El Tiempo, and gaming apps Skull & Bones, Word Smith and Same Game.
ONo’s service will include enhanced recommendation and will allow access to the 2,700 hours of content in ONO’s Videoclub VoD platform enabling users to record over 200 hours of content. Users will be able to record two channels whilst watching another and schedule recording remotely from a computer.
Apart from the TiVo launch, ONO has also announced that its fibre optic network is now ready to provide internet access at up to 100 Mbps (download) and 10 Mbps (upload) to 7 million homes. Guillermo Mercade, director general of Ono residential, said the operator had invested €9 million in its fibre network that now offers 100Mbps broadband services. ONO intends to spend an additional €150 million developing its DOCSIS3.0 network and the TiVo platform.