–Offers Rich, Consistent Experience with Increased Speed and Flexibility–
–Broadens Range of Fully-Equipped 3rd Party Set-Top Boxes in New Partnerships
with Cubiware and Entone —
AMSTERDAM – September 13, 2013 – (Virtual Press Office) — TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), a global leader in the advanced television entertainment market, today announced that as operators increasingly embrace nPVR, IP video and multi-screen services, TiVo is enabling a broad range of client types to leverage its cloud services and realize its vision of delivering any content on any screen. With TiVo’s cloud services already powering the industry’s most fully-featured suite of multi-screen applications, including IP set-tops, tablets, smartphones, and web portals, TiVo announced that it is broadening the range of 3rd party set-top boxes (evSTBs) supporting TiVo’s services including set-top boxes running Cubiware and Entone software. TiVo’s complete suite of customizable multi-screen products will be on display during the International Broadcasting Conference 2013 (IBC) in Amsterdam. A select group of TiVo clients, business prospects, and media will be able to demo the comprehensive suite of multi-screen solutions and TiVo nPVR prototype announced earlier during IBC.
David Sandford, Vice President and General Manager, International at TiVo Inc., said, “As TiVo makes its rich, advanced TV solution available to viewers around the globe, we are pleased to have an expanding roster of partners who support our TiVo cloud service offerings. We have the broadest portfolio of third-party hardware providers to choose from, including clients ranging from full TiVo clients leveraging TiVo’s HPK, to TV Everywhere clients, and, now, new thin client STBs (such as Entone and wide range of devices running Cubiware’s Middleware). The continued expansion in the number of technology partners supporting TiVo’s product and service offerings underscores TiVo’s relentless commitment to bringing an unmatched television viewing experience to our customers and their subscribers, and we look forward to showcasing the results of our recent efforts at IBC.”
Sandford concluded, “As consumers increasingly demand video content anytime and anywhere, TiVo is delivering proven solutions enabling operators to quickly develop clients that can take full advantage of the TiVo experience including industry leading search and discovery capabilities even on lightweight applications and low-cost set-top-boxes. The intelligence in the TiVo service allows for a rich experience while minimizing unique client development, creating a low-cost solution for the operator and providing a consistent, best-in-class user experience for the viewer.”
The TiVo service does this by handling the metadata ingestion from multiple sources and integrating it into the search, browse and personalized recommendations functionality, which are all delivered to the end user through a broadening range of operator deployed clients for a consistent consumer experience across all screens. The TiVo service enhances cross-device client interoperability and is aware of viewing across clients so it maintains pause points, letting users start on one screen and resume on another, while also allowing user specific recommendations to go across devices. TiVo is building out a full suite of APIs to enable streamlined development of clients that can fully leverage the power of the TiVo service.
At IBC TiVo and Entone, a leading provider of Hybrid TV and Connected Home solutions, will be demoing an integrated solution initially targeted for IPTV operators that combines Entone’s Hybrid IP/OTT media hubs and gateways with components of TiVo’s user experience and cloud service. This allows operators greater deployment flexibility and improved economics and provides for integration with TiVo’s cloud services, including universal search, personalized recommendations, and networked PVR service.
Also at IBC, Cubiware and TiVo are demonstrating their prototype integration which includes TiVo’s UI on a low-cost hybrid set-top box, including search, personalized recommendations, and browse via the TiVo Service’s APIs.
IBC 2013 runs from September 12-17 in Amsterdam. TiVo’s booth is located at Stand Number 14.531 / Hall Number 14.
Founded in 1997, TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO) developed the first commercially available digital video recorder (DVR). Today TiVo is a global leader in advanced television service for virtually any platform or device. TiVo offers its service directly to consumers, and also distributes its technology and services through solutions tailored for cable, satellite and broadcasting companies. Since its founding, TiVo has evolved into the ultimate single-solution media center by combining its patented DVR technologies and universal cable box capabilities with the ability to aggregate, search and deliver millions of pieces of broadband, cable and broadcast content directly to the television. TiVo also continues to weave itself into the fabric of the media industry by providing interactive advertising solutions and audience research and measurement ratings services to the television industry www.tivo.com.
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This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements relate to, among other things, the future commercial availability of an integrated solution for IPTV operators that combines Entone’s hybrid IPTV devices with TiVo’s cloud services, including universal search and recommendations, networked DVR service, as well as key elements of the TiVo user experience on Entone IPTV platforms, the future availability of a network PVR integrated with the TiVo service delivered from the cloud, and the future availability of an integrated TiVo user experience and TiVo cloud services on new or legacy set-top boxes with CubiTV software. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as, “believe,” “expect,” “may,” “will,” “intend,” “estimate,” “continue,” or similar expressions or the negative of those terms or expressions. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to vary materially from those expressed in or indicated by the forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially include delays in development, competitive service offerings and lack of market acceptance, as well as the other potential factors described under “Risk Factors” in the Company’s public reports filed with the Securities and Exchange, including the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2013, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended April 30, 2013 and July 31, 2013, and Current Reports on Form 8-K. The Company cautions you not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which reflect an analysis only and speak only as of the date hereof. TiVo disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
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