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 previously partnered in September last year to implement TiVo’s cloud service APIs to enhance customers’ TV viewing experience on multiple screens. ONO is the first of TiVo’s partners with plans to leverage TiVo’s robust set of APIs available in the TiVo Service to create a consistent, TiVo-powered experience for customers who want to consume content on any device, anywhere, including their own mobile applications. TiVo’s APIs are available for partners to enable a range of client applications while delivering a consistent integrated search, browse and discovery capability across any screen.
David Sandford, Vice President, General Manager, International at TiVo said, “Throughout our working relationship with ONO, now part of Vodafone, their commitment to innovation has always been impressive. We are pleased to continue supporting these efforts by improving and extending the TiVo offering in Spain.”
Patricia Ferruz, Director of ONO Residential Business Unit, Vodafone Spain, said, “TiVo’s solutions have been instrumental in providing an unmatched TV experience to our customers no matter what device they are using.”
ONO, the largest cable operator in Spain, now part of Vodafone, first partnered with TiVo in 2011 to develop its next-generation television offering. The service has been rapidly adopted by more than half of ONO’s user base, reaching over 500,000 active users. TiVo TV solution provides the most advanced TV offering on fibre (HFC) in Spain with the ability to watch and control all traditional television HD programmes, on-demand and broadband-delivered content.