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San Francisco — Smart-TV app developer Flingo said Thursday that TiVo has integrated Flingo’s LaunchPad video platform into TiVo Premiere set-top boxes, bringing more than 70 instant streaming on-demand video applications to TiVo viewers’ TVs.
In addition to the streaming video channels previously available, TiVo Premiere owners now have access to Flingo’s complete portfolio of apps, including video content from TMZ, A&E, History, Showtime, TV Guide and more than 50 other content partners.
Viewers will also receive exclusive access to new content developed specifically for TiVo subscribers through the “LaunchPad for Tivo.”
“People are demanding access to online streaming content from the comfort of their own living room, and TiVo’s offerings has evolved to support that demand,” stated Tara Maitra, TiVo content and media sales senior VP and general manager. “Flingo’s platform and wide range of apps makes it possible for TiVo to offer even more choices to our viewers, and we’re excited to work with Flingo.”
“TiVo changed the way we watch television forever,” said Ashwin Navin, Flingo CEO and co-founder. “Working with TiVo allows us to drive further innovation into the world of TV by offering the consumer substantially more content diversity and unparalleled social features in the living room.”
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