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TiVo, NCC sign Master Services Agreement

Entertainment technologist TiVo has signed a Master Services Agreement with US cable industry body the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC), which operates as a programming, broadband solutions and hardware purchasing organisation. This concerns the newly-acquired MobiTV assets with the NCTC and its member companies, giving NCTC members the opportunity to continue to receive the MobiTV […]

June 16, 2021

MobiTV sale to TiVo approved

A Delaware bankruptcy judge signed off the purchase by TiVo Corp (and its owner Xperi) of MobiTV’s assets on May 21st. Judge Laurie Silverstein was told that there were no competing bids and that the process was now unopposed with all objections to the sale resolved. The bankruptcy court agreed the overall $18.5 million (€15.1m) […]

May 24, 2021By Chris Forrester

TiVo wins MobiTV for $18.5m

Xperi-owned TiVo has beaten off  Roku and Amino in the bidding for the MobiTV assets winning with an $18.5 million (€15.3m) bid. TiVo ended the first stage of MobiTV’s bankruptcy auction on May 11th with a lead bid of $15.5 million, with the restart scheduled for later on May 12th. TiVo’s ‘overbid’ has usurped the combination […]

May 13, 2021

TiVo’s inventory joins Xandr Marketplace

Xandr and TiVo have entered into an agreement to make TiVo’s ad-supported CTV inventory available to buyers in the Xandr Marketplace.  The agreement includes TiVo’s pre-roll and in-stream content CTV advertising offerings. “By integrating with Xandr’s advanced technology platform, TiVo is furthering our commitment to providing advertising partners with the tools they need to effectively […]

May 12, 2021

Spain: Vodafone, TiVo launch Sponsored Discovery

TiVo has announced that Vodafone España has enabled TiVo’s Sponsored Discovery product across the Vodafone TV (VTV) platform in Spain, giving content owners a new way to promote content on the platform. Sponsored Discovery is TiVo’s targeted advertising solution that places content promotions into key recommendation carousels to help streamline viewing choices and direct more […]

April 14, 2021

Sharp, TiVo extend deal

TiVo has announced an extended multi-year agreement with Sharp to utilise TiVo’s G-Guide products, including G-Guide HTML, G-Guide xD and remote schedule recording service across compatible television and Ultra HD Blu-ray recorder products in the Japanese market, including the latest AQUOS 8K series televisions. This renewal with TiVo allows Sharp to continue delivering one of […]

February 17, 2021

TiVo, Pindrop partner for authentication

TiVo has made a strategic partnership with authentication startup Pindrop. With Pindrop’s tech embeded into smart TVs, users could be authenticated based on their voice, as opposed to punching in usernames and passwords. Family members could also be differentiated by voice for the purpose of user profiles, and search and recommendation. “Contextual awareness is key […]

January 26, 2021

Samba TV adds TiVo to partner ecosystem

Samba TV, a global player in television data and omniscreen measurement, has partnered with TiVo as part of its continued investment in broadening reach and representation of its dataset. The integrated dataset can now precisely measure the impact of live and time shifting linear TV usage on reach, frequency, and ad effectiveness. Samba TV says […]

December 15, 2020

TiVo back in court, this time with Sony

Sony has started a patent action against TiVo. Sony, as well as a couple of its subsidiary companies, have commenced an action against TiVo (and its related businesses Rovi Guides and TiVo Solutions) before a California federal judge, arguing that its PlayStation consoles and similar products do not infringe patents controlled by TiVo. In essence, […]

November 16, 2020By Chris Forrester

Comcast, TiVo call truce

Comcast and TiVo have ended years of expensive and negative patent litigation against each other. The disputes have stretched back in one form of another for some 15 years and concerned the use of TiVo’s digital technology within its set-top boxes. The agreement to bury the hatchet sees the pair reach a licensing deal which […]

November 10, 2020By Chris Forrester