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Alviso, Calif. – TiVo, the developer of DVR systems and services, said Tuesday it has reached a deal with Blue Ridge Communications to exclusively provide a next-generation whole home television solution for advanced service subscribers.
Blue Ridge, an Eastern Pennsylvania-based cable service provider, said it will begin initial deployment in early 2014.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.
Foster City, Calif. – EchoStar’s Sling Media unit unveiled Monday three clients that will enable video viewing from home entertainment centers on remote devices inside and outside the house.
First, the company said SlingPlayer 3.0 and the SlingPlayer channel on the Roku streaming platform are both available for download today, in addition to a new version of SlingPlayer for iPhone and Android smartphones as part of the Roku channel introduction.
Atlanta – P&F USA, which manages the Philips brand for TV and video products in the United States, unveiled Thursday a line of Philips high-definition DVRs targeted at the growing ranks of TV cord-cutters.
Philips models HDR5710 ($250 suggested retail) and HDR5750 ($300 suggested retail) are capable of recording FullHD 1080p over-the-air broadcast television recording without tying consumers to a contract or subscription, the company said. Both units will ship in November for holiday sales.
El Segundo, Calif. — The global market for connectable set-top boxes (STBs) is expected to surge by 91 percent from 2012 through 2017, driven by a number of factors including the adoption of multimedia home gateways (MHGs), according to an IHS study.
The IHS study, titled: “Set-Top Box Market Monitor report from IHS” projects worldwide shipments of connectable STBs to rise to 125.6 million units in 2017, up from 65.8 million in 2012.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Headed into the International Broadcasting Conference (IBC) 2013, here, Tivo said Wednesday it will debut a prototype of a next-generation Cloud television offering, using new features delivered with a Network PVR.
The TiVo Network PVR will use TiVo's Cloud service as “a natural extension of the TiVo solution.”
Alivso, Calif. – TiVo introduced Tuesday a new line of retail DVRs, called Roamio, offering four to six tuners, streaming to iPads and iPhones and whole home DVR capability.
The three model line, which will replace TiVo’s current Premiere line, gets its name from its ability to send recordings to subscribers’ smartphones and tablets, where ever they are, in addition to inside their homes.
Englewood, Colo. — Dish Monday kicked off its “Talk Boston” advertising campaign, designed to remind consumers to take advantage of the iPad 2 summer offer.
The Dish campaign and accompanying website feature vocab lessons, an interactive test, a tweet translator and several videos. Viewers across the nation are invited to learn how to “Talk Boston” – or as a Boston native might say, “Tack Bahstin.”
El Segundo, Calif. — Global shipments of set-top boxes (STBs) are expected to hit record highs for the next three years, according to IHS.
In its “Set-Top Box Market Monitor Global” report, IHS said shipments of STBs used for cable, satellite, terrestrial and IPTV digital TV services are forecast to climb to 269 million units this year, up 8 percent from 250 million in 2012.
TiVo announced Friday that it will receive an upfront lump-sum payment of $490 million to settle pending patent litigation with Google’s Motorola Mobility unit and Cisco Systems, while also settling its pending litigation with Time Warner Cable.
TiVo said it will recognize a portion of the payment as past damages during the second quarter, “and the remainder over time.” TiVo expects to provide more information on that timing of that revenue recognition in its second quarter earnings report.
Englewood, Colo. — Dish unveiled Wednesday a new promotion offering the choice of an iPad 2 or the first year of programming discounts to new Dish customers signing up for the Hopper DVR and qualified programming package.
Dish is offering the iPad 2 as an incentive to play up the Hopper’s various iOS apps, including an integrated Sling feature that enables viewers to access live or recorded content on the Hopper’s hard drive from a remote iOS device.