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TiVo, Google Expand Patent Deal to Include YouTube TV

New agreement also covers Google’s use of TiVo’s patented technologies worldwide 1/18/2018 10:04 AM Eastern

TiVo said it has expanded its multi-year patent license agreement with Google that includes YouTube TV, the OTT TV service launched last April.

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Financial terms were not announced, but TiVo said the agreement covers Google’s use of TiVo’s patented technologies worldwide, and offers a license for Google’s products and services across internet-based platforms and devices.

TiVo, meanwhile, continues to battle with Comcast in the courts. 

Last week, Rovi Corp, a unit of TiVo, filed two lawsuits against Comcast that take aim at the features and capabilities offered on the MSO’s X1 platform, and assert a total of eight patents.

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Comcast countered that X1 was developed independently by its own engineers, arguing that Rovi’s is attempting to extract “unfounded payments for its aging and increasingly obsolete patent portfolio…”

 

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