Advanced Television


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

Comcast denied TiVo patents review

The US Supreme Court has denied a review requested by Comcast over its long-running patents argument with TiVo/Rovi. The Comcast appeal request was seeking to overturn the decision by a Federal Court in March that endorsed the US International Trade Commission’s (ITC) opinion which ruled that Comcast could not import its X1 set-top boxes – […]

June 26, 2020By Chris Forrester

Xperi, TiVo complete merger

Technology and intellectual property licensing specialist Xperi Holding Corporation has confirmed the completion of the merger of Xperi Corporation and streaming market innovator TiVo Corporation, suggesting the move forms a “unique” digital entertainment technology platform and one of the industry’s largest and most diverse IP licensing platforms. The combined company will operate a number of […]

June 2, 2020