Atlantic Broadband has launched an authenticated TV Everywhere portal for Web browsers that’s powered by TiVo and, therefore, shares the general look and feel of TiVo’s interface for set-tops, smartphones and tablets.
The new portal, for Mac and PC browsers, provides access to more than 35,000 TV shows and movies and is supported by nearly 40 networks, including A&E, Fox, TNT, Comedy Central, NFL Network, Cartoon Network, USA Network, Starz, and NBC, the MSO said.
The portal comes way of the partnership Atlantic Broadband and TiVo announced about a year ago. Atlantic Broadband was the first MSO to deploy TiVo’s T6 platform, which is TiVo’s operator-optimized version of its retail-focused Roamio Plus DVR. Atlantic Broadband was among the first U.S.-based TiVo partners to integrate Netflix on leased boxes.
“We recognize the TV viewership landscape has changed and our customers need to be able to watch what they want -- on any screen,” said Joe Canavan, VP of product management for Atlantic Broadband, in a statement. “Because so much viewing happens on laptops and computers, it was crucial for us to deliver a superb online portal experience.”
Atlantic Broadband, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canada’s Cogeco Cable, serves more than 230,000 customers in western Pennsylvania, Miami Beach, Maryland/Delaware, and Aiken, S.C. Cogeco introduced its TiVo offering last month.