TiVo Hits 4.5 Million Subs
Up 500,000 from 2006
announced that it has more than 4.5 million subs (including TiVo’s
retail TiVo-owned and pay-TV subscriptions), representing the addition of 500,000 since 2006, the company said.
In 2011, TiVo launched a TV Everywhere platform with three cable operators. It
is now launching the technology with 12 global operators. Three additional
announced partners intend to launch solutions in the near
future, bringing TiVo—s total to 15 partnerships.
TiVo has distribution deals with U.S. operators, including
Suddenlink, RCN, Grande, Atlantic Broadband, General Communications Inc.,
Astound, Cable ONE, Blue Ridge Communication, Mediacom,
Midcontinent, Vyve Communications, and Wave Broadband. TiVo’s overseas
deals currently include Virgin Media in the UK, ONO in Spain, and Com
Hem, the largest cable operator in Scandinavia. Additionally, recently
acquired Digitalsmiths’ ongoing partnerships with Time Warner Cable,
Foxtel and Bright House, among others.
TiVo’s suite of products and services for operators include
the TiVo Series 5 Gateway DVR, comparable to the TiVo
available in retail, TiVo Mini, TiVo Stream, plus the multiscreen
experience delivered through TiVo’s Web, iOS and Android mobile
applications. The TiVo experience is also available on third-party manufactured set-top-boxes including from Pace and Evolution
Broadband. In addition, earlier this year, TiVo demonstrated a Network
DVR, next-generation cloud television prototype at the
International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas as a next step for operators as they consider a transition to IP-delivered
content and utilization IP clients and consumer-provided
devices (tablets, smartphones, etc).