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.
Continuing to transform its business to one driven by MSO partnerships, TiVo added 283,000 pay-TV subscribers in the second quarter, a 20 percent improvement over the same period in 2013.
TiVo has introduced a new version of its acclaimed Roamio DVR specifically aimed at consumers without pay-TV services.
Cable One has become the latest MSO to integrate the Netflix app onto the TiVo-enabled HD-DVRs it leases to subscribers.
TiVo co-founders Mike Ramsay and Jim Barton have announced that they're shutting down their video streaming startup, Qplay.
As part of its new software client, TiVo has embedded support for cable switched digital video (SDV) without the need for a separate tuning adapter.
Comcast and TiVo are working on a new two-way solution that would enable the pay TV service's subscribers to access the full range of their Xfinity service on a TiVo set-top box purchased at retail, all without a CableCARD.
DVR technology company TiVo announced its best quarter for MSO subscriber acquisitions ever, adding 341,000 in Q1 through its various pay-TV partnerships and pushing its total past 4.5 million, an all-time high.
The sides are lining up on whether to support or oppose the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable, with Netflix coming out against the merger. The American Cable Association isn't necessarily against the merger but it is mulling provisions to make sure its members aren't disadvantaged. And TiVo is still mulling its position on the merger--but it does want the FCC to pursue rules that would establish a successor to the disparaged CableCARD.
Atlantic Broadband, Grande Communications and RCN have followed the lead of their European MVPD counterparts and added Netflix as an app on TV lineups available through their TiVo-enabled set-top boxes. Netflix predicted the announcement of a U.S.-based set-top integration during an earnings call earlier in the week.