TiVo and Virgin Media Expand Offering to Enable Live TV Viewing 'Anywhere'
ALVISO, CA, Nov 15, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), a leader in the advanced television
entertainment market, today announced details of the latest features
coming to their next-generation TV offering with Virgin Media,
enabling Virgin Media subscribers to enjoy the TiVo(R) experience
delivered from the cloud on devices beyond the living room through a
new service called 'Virgin TV Anywhere'.
Building on the success of Virgin Media's TiVo service, which has
been deployed to more than one million subscribers since its launch
in December 2010, the two companies are now expanding the
capabilities of this leading connected TV service offering by
introducing a cloud-based TiVo experience that will give subscribers
access to live program viewing online, and on tablet and mobile phone
devices through a free downloadable iOS* app. Additionally, consumers
will have the ability to remotely manage their favorite shows and
interface directly with their TVs through these devices.
Cindy Rose, Executive Director of Digital Entertainment at Virgin
Media, said, "Our subscribers are increasingly looking to access
their favorite digital entertainment across multiple screens both in
the home and on the go. Our partnership with TiVo has always been
about much more than just delivering the industry's best in-home
hybrid television experience to our subscribers, but also leveraging
TiVo's pioneering technology to deliver exciting new products to
bring customers a compelling entertainment experience to enjoy
whenever they want, wherever they are."
Joshua Danovitz, VP & General Manager, International, TiVo Inc.,
said, "Virgin Media shares the same vision to provide the best
television experience possible, and it's very exciting that over one
million Virgin Media subscribers currently enjoying the TiVo
experience in their living room will now be able to take the Virgin
Media TiVo experience online or on the go through their tablets and
mobile phones. We are thrilled to launch this IPTV mobile platform
with Virgin Media."
The Virgin Media TV Anywhere iOS app for the Virgin Media: TiVo(R)
Service is available now.
Notes to Editors
* Available for Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod with
Android devices to follow in 2013.
More information on Virgin TV
Anywhere is available at http://anywhere.virginmedia.com.
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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