SOURCE: TiVo Inc.

TiVo Inc.

September 12, 2014 03:00 ET

TiVo Launches Full European Sales and Support Organization to Meet Demand for Personalized Video Discovery Offerings

Local Sales and Marketing Team Fully Dedicated to Address Expansion for Video Discovery Platform Gained Through Acquisition of Digitalsmiths

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwired - Sep 12, 2014) -  TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), a leader in advanced television entertainment, today announced it expanded its existing European footprint to now include sales, marketing and account management staff in offices in Austria, England, the Netherlands, Poland and Spain specifically dedicated to personalized video discovery solutions. This expansion builds on the continued success of TiVo delivering advanced TV services with European cable operator partners including ComHem in Sweden, Ono in Spain, and Virgin in the UK.

Following TiVo's acquisition in February of Digitalsmiths, the company delivers a unified, personalized experience instantly connecting consumers with the most relevant video content available, at any time, on any screen.

Seamless Discovery has been widely adopted in North America for the delivery of personalized video discovery experiences driving higher consumer engagement and satisfaction, helping video service providers increase average revenue per customer and decrease customer churn. The Seamless Discovery platform continues to emerge as a primary solution for operators combining TiVo's robust technology to provide integrated search, recommendations, discovery, and content consumption for linear, Video on Demand and Over the Top content across a variety of devices.

"The expansion of TiVo's Emmy Award winning video discovery solutions builds on our track record of success as the leader in the North American Pay-TV market, serving operators such as Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications, Foxtel and Dish Network. Increasingly, Pay-TV providers across Europe are looking to TiVo to deliver a cloud-based video discovery solution to power a cross-platform, personalized user experience. We are excited to fully launch our European Sales Organization to meet the needs of our European customers," said Ben Weinberger, Vice President at TiVo. "Operators are no longer satisfied with basic search and recommendations. They demand the most sophisticated and customizable personalized search and recommendations platform to further drive engagement and increase customer satisfaction. TiVo delivers this need."

TiVo's Seamless Discovery platform is licensed to providers, including Service Providers that service more than 100 million households worldwide. This subscription growth underscores the industry's demand for robust technology and deep customer base that TiVo powers for seamless delivery of industry leading video discovery solutions that drive superior customer satisfaction and better usage metrics for video services.

TiVo will provide live demonstrations of personalized video discovery solutions in stand 14.L03 in the Content Everywhere Hall during IBC 2014 at The RAI, in Amsterdam.

About TiVo Inc.
TiVo Inc. is a global leader in next-generation television services. TiVo's innovative cloud-based Software-as-a-Service solutions enable viewers to consume content across all screens in and out-of-the home, providing an all-in-one approach for navigating the 'content chaos' by seamlessly combining live, recorded, on-demand and over-the-top television into one intuitive user interface. The TiVo experience provides TV viewers with simple universal search, discovery, viewing and recording from any device, creating the ultimate viewing experience. TiVo products and services are available at retail or through a growing number of pay-TV operators world-wide. TiVo's multiple subsidiary companies provide the broader television industry and consumer electronics manufacturers, cloud-based video discovery and recommendation options, interactive advertising solutions and audience research and measurement services. More information at: www.TiVo.com.

About Digitalsmiths
Digitalsmiths, a subsidiary of TiVo Inc. provides video discovery platform, offering personalized search, recommendations, social discovery, mood discovery, sports discovery and a business console for all connected devices. Built for service providers, content providers and consumer electronics manufacturers, Digitalsmiths Seamless Discovery® enables personalized discovery experiences that instantly connect consumers to the most relevant movies, TV shows and live events available, at any time, on any screen. The company is guided by the belief that consumers should not have to work to find relevant content -- the content should find them. To learn more visit www.digitalsmiths.com.

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