Advanced Television


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

TiVo introduces Deep Discovery

Media and entertainment technologist TiVo, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Xperi, has unveiled Deep Discovery, a new API based metadata solution. Finnish multiplay operator Elisa has signed a multiyear extension and expansion of its agreement with TiVo which will include deploying Deep Discovery to help the customers of its video service, Elisa Viihde, find more programming […]

November 4, 2020

Foxtel selects TiVo

TiVo has announced that Foxtel, the Australia pay-TV platform, has chosen TiVo to deliver its voice search innovation for subscribers in Australia. TiVo is providing Foxtel with a natural language, voice-based search solution, making it easier for Foxtel customers to find the content they are looking for. The solution also includes robust machine-learning powered insights […]

October 23, 2020

Poly appoints TiVo’s Shull as CEO

Plantronics (Poly), a global communications company that powers human connection and collaboration, has announced the appointment of Dave Shull as President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Company’s Board of Directors effective September 8th. Shull succeeds Robert Hagerty, who has served as Interim Chief Executive Officer since February 2020. Hagerty will continue in […]

August 18, 2020

Finders are Keepers – the EUROMEDIA UI and Search debate

Viewers have dozens of choices of content providers and thousands of choices of pieces of content. No wonder the quality of the UI and the search and discovery deployed by a provider can be crucial in determining QoE and, thereby, churn levels. What are the remaining impediments – technical and commercial – to universal search? […]

July 1, 2020

Survey: 84% interested in searching content from every source

TiVo has analysed consumer data from the US and Canada to track changes in an evolving media landscape during the Covid-19 pandemic In the latest TiVo Trends Report, the company has added its own internal viewership data to the report. More than 4,500 viewers were surveyed for the report. Key findings include: – Pay-TV subscribers […]

June 30, 2020