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TiVo renews patent for Samsung smartphones and tablets

TiVo Corporation has announced that Rovi Corporation has signed a new multi-year patent licence agreement with Samsung for the use of Rovi’s video discovery patents and technologies across Samsung’s smartphone…

Report: CommScope eyeing ARRIS acquisition

Report: CommScope eyeing ARRIS acquisition

Telecommunications and cable equipment vendor CommScope is in talks to acquire entertainment and communications and CPE specialist ARRIS International, according to a Reuters report, which suggests that negotiations are ongoing…

Amazon launches Fire TV Recast DVR

Amazon has unveiled Fire TV Recast, a new companion DVR that lets users in the US watch, record, and replay free over-the-air TV programming on Fire TV, Echo Show, and…

Freesat selects ARRIS to launch G3 STB

Freesat, the free-to-air digital satellite TV provider, will partner with ARRIS, a global player in networking technology, to produce Freesat’s new Generation 3 (G3) set-top box. The new box, to…

US DVRs cost $1.8bn annually through poor power saving

US DVRs cost $1.8bn annually through poor power saving

An analysis of digital video recorders (DVRs) from cable and telco providers by Sense shows that they consume nearly as much energy while idle as when your TV is on,…

Manhattan launches first Freeview PVR

UK STB specialists Manhattan has launched its first Freeview PVR. The T2-R offers over 70 subscription-free Freeview channels plus 15 in HD, a 500GB hard drive capable of storing up…

TiVo stock dives on Amazon PVR plan

TiVo stock dives on Amazon PVR plan

TiVo shares crashed 10 per cent at one point on August 17th when news emerged that Amazon is contemplating building its own TV recorder. TiVo shares were already under pressure…

US: Energy-efficient STBs save $3.5bn

US: Energy-efficient STBs save $3.5bn

Consumers have saved $3.5 billion, and more than 20 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions have been avoided as a result of the voluntary set-top box energy conservation…

TiVo seeking “strategic alternatives”

TiVo’s newly-appointed interim CEO Raghu Rau, in position for just a month, confirmed to analysts on the company’s Q2 results presentation that it is conducting a very comprehensive review and…

41% of streaming device owners use daily

41% of streaming device owners use daily

Parks Associates has published research showing streaming media players are the most frequently used Internet-connected entertainment device, with 41 per cent of owners using their players daily or almost daily.…

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