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TiVo debuts next-generation DVR, the Bolt; aggressively touts commercial-skipping tools, 4K capabilities

TiVo has formally announced its next generation DVR set-top, the Bolt, a device that includes robust commercial-skipping tools, an interface that blends OTT and linear programming options, and 4K capabilities.

Frontier's FreedomTV for cord-cutters combines broadband with TiVo DVRs and TV antennas

Frontier Communications has begun to promote a new service called FreedomTV, based on TiVo's Roamio OTA DVR, that is targeted to cord-cutters.

CEO Rogers: TiVo getting around $2 per sub per month from North American cable subscribers

TiVo is collecting revenue averaging out to $2 per subscriber across the nearly one dozen U.S. cable operators it provides its advanced video operating systems to, according to company CEO Tom Rogers.

Cloud DVRs: Another check that pay TV seems unable to cash

The pay-TV industry continues to struggle to shed its legacy, outdated technologies and strategies while at the same time reacting to a wide range of competitive challenges like Google Fiber and Apple TV-- and nowhere is the industry's challenges more evident than in the race toward cloud DVRs. The problems dogging the rollout of cloud DVRs highlight the extensive challenges that are unique to the pay-TV industry.

TiVo puts $27.5M Cubiware buy to use, targets MSOs with 'TiVo Lite'

Expanding its offerings for its burgeoning MSO market, TiVo has introduced a new platform for low-end, non-DVR set-tops, TiVo Lite.

TiVo adds another 284K MSO subs in Q2; ready to get more with NCTC deal

TiVo continues to be the technology provider of choice for small and mid-sized cable operators looking to provide customers with modern video operating systems. The San Jose, Calif.-based DVR maker and video interface programmer announced the addition of 284,000 more pay-TV subscribers in the second quarter, upping its revenue from servicing MSO customers by 48 percent.

Atlantic Broadband becomes nation's 12th largest cable operator with $200M purchase of MetroCast

Atlantic Broadband said it is now the 12th largest cable operator in the United States thanks to its just-completed acquisition of MetroCast from Harron Communications for $200 million. Announced in June, the closing of the deal solidifies Atlantic Broadband's owner, Canada's Cogeco Cable, as a notable player in the U.S. cable market.

Charter now rolling out Worldbox, MSO reportedly in talks with TiVo

In a new FCC filing, Charter Communications offered a glimpse into its deployment of its cloud-based Worldbox set-top box. The company said it "deployed its first new Worldboxes to paying customers using downloadable security in April, 2015, and continues to ramp up the deployment of the downloadable security system throughout Charter's systems. Enabling the Worldbox in any given footprint requires changes and additions to many pieces of the video delivery system, and those deployments are underway."

WOW becomes latest mid-sized MSO to employ TiVo for advanced video services

Wide Open West has become the latest mid-sized MSO to turn to TiVo for advanced video services.

Why the once-great pay-TV set-top box market is now in retreat

The once fast-growing pay-TV set-top market is changing fast. And for set-top manufacturers, it's not for the better, as the forces of operator consolidation and pay-TV market maturity, as well as the emergence of cloud-based video distribution systems, begin to take their toll.