Cable Technology Feature Article
Com Hem Signs Deal with TiVo to Create Sweden's Smartest TV Service
By Mandira Srivastava, TMCnet Contributor
The offering will allow TV viewers to access traditional television content, large video on demand (VOD) libraries, over the top (OTT) content and applications (apps) through a fully integrated viewing experience.
TiVo has invested more than half a billion dollars to create the ultimate consumer television viewing experience and established the gold-standard for both user-friendliness and powerful functionality.
"We found that TiVo, by way of its best-in-class user experience, its leading consumer feature set and rapid time to market was the most compelling answer,” said Tomas Franzen, CEO at Com Hem. “TiVo will be a significant part of our future plans which will redefine our subscriber proposition with features like TV Everywhere, remote recording, universal search, smart recommendations, and access to a wide range of third-party interactive applications."
Com Hem powered by TiVo will set the standard for smarter television viewing With TiVo. Key features include a one-stop shop, allowing consumers to effortlessly to navigate all digital entertainment content; universal search, allowing subscribers to search across all content including linear TV, VOD, PPV and OTT/play services; and TiVo Everywhere, granting subscribers access to their content via tablets and smartphones.
"Com Hem's market-leading broadband services are the perfect match for TiVo which prides itself on delivering the ultimate combination of traditional and next-generation television,” said Tom Rogers (News - Alert), CEO at TiVo. “Further, this deal is a significant step forward for TiVo as it will be the first time TiVo offers its service in conjunction with an IPTV (News - Alert) network, highlighting our ability to offer the TiVo experience through virtually any type of video delivery and on any type of device."
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Edited by Braden Becker