Personalized content is the key to delivering a great user experience and content recommendations are a critical part of making that a reality. At the Cable Show here, top executives from Comcast Cable and Cox Communications touted their current recommendation engines as well as provided a glimpse into the future.
TiVo said Monday that Atlantic Broadband will offer subscribers a mobile video app developed by TiVo this fall. The MSO also plans to market TiVo's Premiere DVR to subscribers.
TiVo stock dropped more than 17 percent Friday after it announced that it would collect $490 million from the settlement of patent disputes with Time Warner Cable and rival DVR manufacturers Cisco and Motorola Mobility.
With Comcast, Charter Communications and other major MSOs deploying new cloud-based interactive program guides, I'm psyched to report that NCTA asked me to moderate a panel at The Cable Show Monday afternoon that will be focused on one of my favorite beats.
TiVo said it struck a deal with video-on-demand programming distributor Vubiquity which could help cable operators deliver movies to subscribers on PCs, tablets and other mobile devices using the TiVo interface.
TiVo said it added 277,000 cable subscribers in the quarter ending April 30, including deployments of its Premiere DVR by Suddenlink Communications, RCN and international cable providers such as Virgin Media in the United Kingdom and Ono in Spain.
TiVo is beginning to offer new content recommendations called "What to Watch Now" to users with its iPad app, and it plans to add the system to its Premiere DVR by the end of the year.
Amazon is developing a streaming set-top that could challenge Apple TV, Roku, Boxee and other over-the-top video players, Bloomberg reported Wednesday, citing anonymous sources.
Midcontinent Communications said Thursday that it is beginning to deploy the TiVo Premiere and Stream set-tops to its 300,000 subscribers in the Upper Midwest.
Alaskan cable operator GCI said Thursday that it launched TiVo's whole-home platform, which includes the TiVo Premiere DVR and the company's new Mini companion set-top.