SAN JOSE, CA and PHOENIX, AZ–(Marketwire – Nov 27, 2012) – TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), a leader in the advanced television entertainment market, and Cable ONE, a cable systems operator serving more than 740,000 customers in 19 states with high speed internet, cable television and telephone service, today announced that Cable ONE has selected TiVo as its exclusive software provider for all new DVRs purchased and plans to offer its subscribers TiVo’s unmatched user experience and next-generation video services starting with TiVo’s leading whole-home and multi-screen suite of products.
Cable ONE, the tenth largest U.S. cable operator, will commence rollout of its TiVo offering beginning during the first half of next year as part of its broader plan to make the TiVo experience available throughout its footprint in 2013.
“The way our subscribers consume video entertainment is rapidly changing and we focused on a solution that will put an extensive amount of content choice right at the viewers’ fingertips in a way that is easy to find and watch — on any screen,” said Jerry McKenna, Senior Vice President, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of Cable ONE. “Collaborating with TiVo allows us to quickly implement a cost-effective and market-tested offering that immediately gives our subscribers access to the best TV experience on any screen in the home. TiVo’s multiplatform solution allows Cable ONE to simultaneously deliver existing QAM linear and next generation IP on demand video experiences which is one more reason we are extremely excited to team up with TiVo and eager to begin the rollout.”
With TiVo’s leading user experience, Cable ONE subscribers will be able to quickly navigate, search and discover millions of pieces of content through an unmatched whole home solution that seamlessly provides access to Cable ONE’s vast linear catalog, recorded programming and IP content (OTT & VOD) to any screen, including DVRs, low-cost IP STBs, tablets and smartphones. TiVo’s user experience is the most advanced cable friendly consumer product on the market today and will take full advantage of Cable ONE’s next generation high speed DOCSIS3.0 broadband network.
David Sandford, VP, GM of TiVo’s Service Provider Business, said, “Cable ONE shares our view that consumers are increasingly demanding a TV viewing experience that combines all the content they want from multiple sources and we are excited that Cable ONE is the latest operator to choose TiVo as its exclusive provider of advanced television solutions for its subscribers. Like many operators around the globe that find themselves immersed in a fiercely competitive market, Cable ONE understands the necessity to provide a compelling and modernized television viewing experience that will delight their customers. We are confident that Cable ONE’s subscribers will quickly embrace the TiVo experience.”