TiVo has announced that Minerva Networks, an IPTV specialist and supplier of service management infrastructure for the delivery of pay-TV services, has signed a multi-year intellectual property (IP) licence renewal and new global metadata deal to use TiVo as the primary metadata provider for their new cloud service delivery platform, Minerva YourTV Now.
“TiVo’s IP continues to provide companies around the world with access to transformative entertainment technologies, and our license renewal with Minerva Networks underscores the leadership position of TiVo’s portfolio in the marketplace,” said Arvin Patel, executive vice president and chief IP officer, Rovi Corporation, a TiVo company. “Thanks to our extensive IP portfolio, Minerva Networks can deliver compelling experiences to customers in the United States, Latin America, and around the world.”
In addition to the IP licence agreement, the new global metadata deal enables Minerva to unify its metadata across the Minerva 10 platform and gain the benefits of using TiVo as their primary provider, rather than relying on multiple vendors.
“We are excited to expand our partnership with Minerva Networks and are honored by the trust they have placed in us,” said Sarah Gaeta, senior vice president and general manager, Metadata, TiVo. “We look forward to supporting Minerva with innovative entertainment enhancements that will be enjoyed for years to come by its current and future customers.”