CUPERTINO, CA and SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 4, 2013) - Entone, a leading provider of Hybrid TV and Connected Home solutions, and TiVo, a leader in advanced television services and the creator of digital video recorders (DVRs), announced today an integrated solution for IPTV operators that combines Entone's market-leading hybrid IPTV devices with the TiVo user experience. This partnership gives service providers greater deployment flexibility and improved economics and provides for integration with TiVo's cloud services, including universal search and recommendations, networked DVR service, as well as key elements of the TiVo user experience on Entone IPTV platforms.
The partnership with Entone represents a continuation of TiVo's efforts to provide hardware flexibility by working with leading hardware providers in the Pay TV industry. For Entone, the partnership represents an opportunity to bring the world's most advanced television services to its expanding base of customers among global IPTV operators.
"TiVo not only pioneered the DVR but is also leading the way with Cloud TV services such as networked DVR and web media applications," said Steve McKay, CEO of Entone. "This partnership continues Entone's focus on making the best possible entertainment experience available to our operator customers and their subscribers."
The combined solution is initially targeted for IPTV operators who want to offer the TiVo user experience to their subscribers with maximum deployment flexibility. The TiVo service provides the most advanced television and rich media services, including universal search, personalized recommendation engine, and a rich assembly of web media applications, such as online music and cloud-based video on demand. The underlying Entone hardware provides a powerful platform for supporting the TiVo experience while also providing numerous tuner configurations for hybrid TV and a wide variety of in-home video distribution technologies and options.
"With extensive global IPTV deployments, Entone is the perfect partner for TiVo to build on our momentum with service providers worldwide," said Joseph Weber, Vice President of Technology Strategy at TiVo Inc. "We encourage attendees at the IBC show in Amsterdam to come by and see the solution in action."
Both Entone (booth 14.541) and TiVo (booth 14.531) will be demonstrating their solutions, including the TiVo networked DVR service running on an Entone hybrid TV device, at the IBC show in Amsterdam from the 13th to 17th of September. Contact Steve Wymer (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Bart Vanderostyne (email@example.com) to schedule a viewing.
Founded in 1997, TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO) developed the first commercially available digital video recorder (DVR). TiVo offers the TiVo service and TiVo DVRs directly to consumers online at www.TiVo.com and through third-party retailers. TiVo 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. An economical, one-stop-shop for in-home entertainment, TiVo's intuitive functionality and ease of use puts viewers in control by enabling them to effortlessly navigate the best digital entertainment content available through one box, with one remote, and one user interface, delivering the most dynamic user experience on the market today. 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. More information at: www.TiVo.com.
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Entone is a global leader in Hybrid TV and Connected Home solutions. With over 150 of the world's leading service operators deployed with Entone to support their subscription TV services, Entone is revolutionizing the way consumers enjoy entertainment -- by blending the best of traditional linear TV with the next generation of cloud media and connected home services.
For more information about Entone, go to http://www.entone.com.
This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements relate to, among other things, the future commercial availability of an integrated solution for IPTV operators that combines Entone's hybrid IPTV devices with TiVo's cloud services, including universal search and recommendations, networked DVR service, as well as key elements of the TiVo user experience on Entone IPTV platforms. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as, "believe," "expect," "may," "will," "intend," "estimate," "continue," or similar expressions or the negative of those terms or expressions. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to vary materially from those expressed in or indicated by the forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially include delays in development, competitive service offerings and lack of market acceptance, as well as the other potential factors described under "Risk Factors" in the Company's public reports filed with the Securities and Exchange, including the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2013, our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended April 30, 2013 and July 31, 2013, and Current Reports on Form 8-K. The Company cautions you not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which reflect an analysis only and speak only as of the date hereof. TiVo disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.