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TiVo Opens Up Two New Boxes for Cable

6/13/2011 12:01 AM Eastern

TiVo — working overtime to win
business from cable operators — will offer
MSOs two new set-top options and has enhanced
its iPad app to integrate with cable
video services.

TiVo Premiere Q is the company’s first
quad-tuner gateway set-top box, a higher-
end option than its flagship Premiere
dual-tuner digital video recorder. In addition,
TiVo is rolling out Preview, its first
non-DVR HD set-top box.

RCN will be the first U.S.
cable operator to offer subscribers
the Premiere Q and
Preview, in addition to its
current TiVo Premiere offering,
later this year. Suddenlink
Communications
also expects to offer the new
boxes at some point.

“TiVo’s solution for cable
has stood apart in delivering
the only offering that
fully integrates the operator’s
linear and VOD content
with broadband content and
application choices,” David
Sandford, vice president
and general manager of Ti-
Vo’s service provider business,
said in a statement.

Premiere Q and Preview
will provide more flexibility
to off er multiroom DVR services
to customers, according
to TiVo.

In addition being able to
handle up to four simultaneous recordings,
Premiere Q supports up to three HD
streams over a Multimedia over Coax Alliance
(MoCA) or Ethernet home network.
The Preview box also includes integrated
MoCA and Ethernet for home networking.

Meanwhile, the new version of TiVo’s companion
iPad application automatically adds
an operator’s video-on-demand titles into the
search and browse features within the app.
It also detects and integrates an operator’s
branding, linear programming lineup and
VOD catalog when connected to a TiVo box
provided by the operator.

Users can “flick” the content they find
on the TiVo iPad app and it begins playing
on TV.

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