ALVISO, CA and ANCHORAGE, AK–(Marketwire – Aug 21, 2012) – TiVo, Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), a leader in the advanced television entertainment market, and General Communication, Inc. (“GCI”) (NASDAQ: GNCMA) announced today that GCI has selected TiVo to exclusively provide GCI’s next-gen whole home television solution and user experience for its advanced TV offerings across every screen. GCI, one of the top 20 largest cable operators in the country, intends to begin initial deployment later this year and offer TiVo across their footprint in early 2013.
The TiVo whole home solution initially includes the Premiere Q 4-tuner gateway DVR, TiVo Mini low-cost IP set-tops and the TiVo Stream, which enables access to content across tablets and smart-phones in the home. GCI also intends to be one of the first operators to utilize the TiVo Software and Service in conjunction with the Pace XG1 multi-tuner gateway with integrated DOCSIS and transcoding capabilities. GCI’s TiVo offering combines linear cable television with integrated on demand and broadband content through TiVo’s award winning user interface, providing a consistent experience for any content on any screen and incorporating personalized recommendations and powerful search and discovery capabilities.
“GCI customers deserve the very best television viewing experience possible and the advanced features of the TiVo product will allow us to provide that,” said Bob Ormberg, Vice President of Content, Product Management, GCI. “After examining the various advanced TV UI solutions for our subscribers, we determined that TiVo’s advanced user interface, leading whole home solution and hardware flexibility combined to create the best option available. Additionally, the simplicity with which TiVo presents a vast world of content to every screen, including tablets and smart phones, not only meets our needs today, but is an ideal fit for the future as television evolves.”
David Sandford, Vice President and GM for TiVo’s Service Provider Business stated, “We are pleased to work with GCI in bringing the best advanced television experience to their customers, and this agreement builds on our successful deployments with other operators. Both GCI and TiVo are committed to innovation and we look forward to bringing TiVo to Alaska.”