In the pitched battle raging between incumbent pay-TV operators and insurgent OTT services, TiVo continues to profit quite nicely from playing Switzerland.
Aereo suffered an ignominious ending to its short, disappointing life Thursday, with the auction of the online video tech company's remaining assets netting less than $2 million.
Broadband services provider Frontier Communications has struck a deal with TiVo to market the DVR maker's Roamio OTA set-top to its high-speed Internet customers.
OnePass was just one topic TiVo's Jim Denney covered in his comments to FierceCable at CES. He also discussed TiVo's view of 4K technology, the company's efforts to target the multiscreen trend, and its work around metadata. For more on Denney's comments, check out this FierceCable Hot Seat.
TiVo product chief Jim Denney has a lot of bogeys on his internal screen. He's got to watch the latest development in video user interfaces and program guides to keep TiVo's set-tops on the leading edge. And of course, there are the ever-present multiscreen issues to keep up with. FierceCable Editor Daniel Frankel caught up to Denney during CES and got him to discuss these issues--and a few more.
Driven by burgeoning partnerships with U.S. cable operators, TiVo added 328,000 news subscribers in its fiscal third quarter, upping its customer base to 5.1 million.
Atlantic Broadband has become the latest MSO to use Netflix programming to try to sell pay-TV services, offering three months' free service from the SVOD company to new customers who sign up for its TiVo-enabled bundles.
U.S. TV viewers are increasingly less engaged, choosing more and more to do things that have nothing to do with TV simultaneously as they watch programming.
TiVo's pay-TV business, which spiked 20 percent in the second quarter, continues to grow, with Pennsylvania's Armstrong Utilities tapping the company to power its next-generation video platform.
TiVo has begun preparing pay-TV subscribers who use its boxes for the cable industry's ongoing transition to MPEG 4 video. In a new service note, TiVo notes that Comcast is the latest to pay-TV operator to reclaim bandwidth by transitioning from MPEG 2 to MPEG 4.