By Lisa Johnston
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San Jose, Calif. – TiVo said Wednesday that it will acquire Cloud-based content discovery and recommendation service Digitalsmiths.
Digitalsmiths offers personalized video search, recommendations and browsing, social trending and mood-based discovery. This can be used to connect consumers to the most relevant movies, TV shows and live events available on multiple devices, including set-top boxes, tablets, smartphones, computers and gaming consoles.
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.
CES 2014 Las Vegas – TiVo is demonstrating here a next-generation cloud television prototype Network DVR (NDVR).
TiVo calls the NDVR a natural extension of the TiVo solution using the company’s cloud service, extending the TiVo service and user experience on every device, while enabling consumers to easily find, view and socially share cloud delivered content through the TiVo user interface.
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.
Burlington, Mass. - Easy Access Distribution, the New England chapter of Catalyst AV distribution network, recently hosted its 14th annual Emerging Technologies & Home Awareness Expo at the Billerica Courtyard by Marriott Hotel.
The distributor reports that 170 local integrators attended the two-day event and the brands that exhibited their latest products and hosted training sessions included home awareness & energy management brand enerG, Atlonta, Bitwise, EnGenius, TiO, Luxul, TiVo, Clearview, RTI, Vanco, Vivitek, and more.
Burlington, Mass. — Catalyst AV, a specialty A/V products distribution network, has entered into an agreement with TiVo to distribute the brand’s new TiVo Roamio series of DVRs, the TiVo Stream and the TiVo Mini.
The TiVo Roamio DVR series – which replaces TiVo’s Premiere series – consists of 3 multi-room, multisource DVRs that enable consumers to access their content from anywhere in the home, or the world, via their smartphone or tablet, the group said.
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.
Much wringing of hands continues in the broadcast and multichannel TV service industries over the growth of over-the-top (OTT) TV viewing activity as services begin to beef up their lineups with compelling original content.
But recent research continues to indicate that at least, so far, there is no immediate threat to establish delivery paradigms.
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.
Alviso, Calif. – TiVo said that it is adding a new feeds feature to its iPad app in an update set to begin Thursday.
With the refresh, users will see a new element of the TiVo app dubbed “What to Watch Now,” offering six content feeds categorized by genre.
The feeds will deliver tailored recommendations based on users’ preferences and geographic locations, and are arranged in several categories, including Popular on TV, Sports on Now, Movies on TV, Kids, My Shows and Favorite Channels.