TiVo May Order Up MoCA For Multiroom DVR


TiVo has joined the Multimedia over Coax Alliance, the industry consortium that maintains the standard for home networking over in-home coaxial cable, looking to tap the technology to provide multiroom DVR features.

Currently, TiVo provides multiroom DVR functions through a wireless Wi-Fi or wired Ethernet home network. The company "sees the MoCA membership as a potential way to bring home networking to the next level," Jim Denney, TiVo vice president and general manager of product marketing, said in a statement. "Integrating MoCA into our products will enable service providers to offer a simple home networking solution that offers unrivalled quality of service."

MoCA president Charlie Cerino, who also is vice president of Comcast Center Technology, commented: "HD DVRs are a vital component of the home entertainment system and TiVo's membership substantiates the standard here in the United States. TiVo will also expand our reach into Europe and Asia, where we continue to gain traction daily."

Current members of MoCA include Comcast, Verizon, DirecTV, Cox Communications, Time Warner Cable, Cisco Systems, Motorola, EchoStar and Entropic Communications.