TiVo and WOW!, a US cable operator serving nearly 800,000 customers, have announced a joint development relationship with Evolution Digital. The agreement includes plans to deploy TiVo’s software solution across mobile, web and a new low-cost, Hybrid HD STB. Evolution Digital will provide the STB hardware.
“This is a unique new offering from TiVo that provides a non-DVR box that can handle both traditional and broadband video without the expense of a CableCARD – a great next generation solution for IP distribution,” said Thomas Elam, GM and Vice President of TiVo’s North American Operator Business. “TiVo has grown from solely a DVR provider into a full service entertainment software company that includes nDVRs, traditional DVRs, HD-STBs, DTAs, Web, and Mobile.”
“Powering WOW!’s next generation HD-STB, as well as the WOW! IOS, Android and Web experiences, will bring WOW! subscribers the capabilities existing TiVo users know and love – seamless integration of the best of traditional Pay TV and broadband-delivered over-the-top content,” added Elam. “We see this agreement as a template for how Cable Providers should evolve their networks. While everyone says broadband is the future – WOW! is really making it happen.”