Dan Moloney, a cable industry vet who most recently served as the president of Motorola Mobility, has been appointed to the board of directors at TiVo as the DVR pioneer looks to secure more deals with service providers.
Moloney’s appointment became effective Wednesday, Sept. 11, and expands TiVo’s board to eight members, and now includes seven independent, outside directors, the company said. Moloney left Motorola Mobility last year following its acquisition by Google, which sold Motorola’s cable-focused Home unit to Arris in April.
The TiVo board appointment unites Moloney with a former adversary. Moloney was with Motorola when it was engaged in a DVR patent dispute with TiVo. TiVo, Google and Motorola settled their pending litigation earlier this summer. So, that's all water under the bridge as TiVo looks for Moloney to help TiVo boost its cable profile.
"Dan's leadership and experience at Motorola Mobility driving products and services for the cable operator community make him a tremendous addition to TiVo's board of directors, especially as we continue to scale our operator business," said TiVo CEO Tom Rogers, in a statement. "Further, we look forward to Dan's help as we bring more operators onto the TiVo platform, embed ourselves deeper within those operators, and transition them from traditional television delivery to IPTV and cloud based offerings."
"As a long time observer of TiVo, I am extremely impressed with TiVo's ability to position itself as a leading worldwide advanced television solutions provider,” added Moloney. “I believe TiVo has tremendous potential to be on more screens than ever before as business and technology of television transitions to its next phase, and I look forward to helping TiVo increase its global footprint and drive continued financial growth."
Moloney’s industry presence has been elevated recently following his departure from Motorola. In June, Gainspeed, a startup focused on new cable access network technologies, revealed that Moloney, along with other cable industry vets, had come on board as executive advisors.