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TiVo Unveils New Boxes For Cable Ops

Chicago –


continued to
place greater emphasis on products and services targeted at cable operators in unveiling
a portion of the company’s 2011 product line Monday.

The company’s next-generation whole-home solutions adopt access
to HD video streaming in two new set-tops for the service provider product

These boxes include the TiVo Premiere Q, the company’s first
quad-tuner gateway set-top box, and the TiVo Preview, its first non-DVR HD
set-top box.

Both will join TiVo’s existing advanced television solutions offered
to cable operators, TiVo said.

The new products enable cable operators to provide a superior
advanced television experience to non-DVR households, single-DVR households, as
well as multi-room-DVR households, TiVo said.

Both set-top boxes support the full integration of operator
services, such as Video on Demand, PPV, CallerID on the TV and linear
programming, plus access to broadband applications and services, TiVo said.

The Premiere Q supports a broad range of video on demand content
over IP, serving as an advanced video gateway. It will support four
simultaneous recordings and the ability to view streaming broadband content,
while at the same time supporting up to three HD streams over a MoCA or
Ethernet home network.

It is also the only set-top box to integrate a bridge between the
MoCA and Ethernet networks to simplify and reduce the cost of installation,
allowing the Premiere Q to easily connect to existing home networks.

The TiVo Preview provides the full TiVo user experience for
non-DVR households and also functions as a thin client complement to those
using a TiVo DVR for multi-room viewing.

Using the Preview, operators can now deploy the TiVo user
experience in every room of the home. It fully integrates an operator’s linear
and VOD content with broadband content and application choices, and immediate
streaming access to DVR content from a TiVo Premiere or Premiere Q.

Similar to the Premiere Q, the Preview includes integrated MoCA
and Ethernet for home networking and multi-room applications.

TiVo said RCN will be the first domestic cable operator to offer
subscribers the Premiere Q and Preview, in addition to its current TiVo Premiere

Suddenlink expects to extend its current TiVo offering through
these and other TiVo products.