ONO and TiVo Launch High-Definition Hybrid TV in SpainTuesday, November 15th, 2011
Spain’s Largest Cable Operator Offers Most Advanced TV Service With the Deployment of Its First High Definition Broadband-Connected Set Top Box With DVR
MADRID, Spain and ALVISO, CA — Grupo Corporativo ONO, the largest cable operator in Spain and a leading provider of broadband communication and entertainment services, and TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), the creator of and a leader in television services for personal video recorders, today announced their next generation hybrid television offering is now available to ONO subscribers in major Spanish cities, Madrid and Barcelona. ONO plans to also extend TiVo to its entire fiber optic network within the coming months.
For the first time ever, ONO will deploy a set top box offering their customers not only support for high-definition (HD) and 3D video but also digital video recording (DVR) capabilities and all through the TiVo experience. In addition, ONO offers to TiVo customers thousands of hours of broadband-delivered on demand video. As a result, ONO customers are able to enjoy the most advanced television services available in Spain.
Specifically, this new broadband-connected DVR offering will provide customers the ability to watch and control all their traditional television HD programs, enjoy on-demand and broadband-delivered content, access internet video and services such as games, and use popular TiVo features like Season Pass® Recordings to automatically record their favorite programs all with one simple click of a remote.
Joshua Danovitz, VP & General Manager, International, TiVo Inc., said, “We are thrilled that through the TiVo service from ONO over seven million new homes, which ONO passes, will now have access to the most advanced TV offering in Spain. With this HD DVR ONO customers can access a new world of on demand and Internet delivered content and enjoy a hybrid television experience that is second to none.”
Fernando Meco, Marketing TV Director, ONO, added, “The launch of our TiVo offering is an important moment for ONO as we have now embraced a broadband-connected television solution that is going to dramatically change the way our subscribers think of television. The combination of ONO’s extensive television content, blazing fast broadband through its own fiber optic network, and High Definition TiVo DVR further shows ONO’s intent to provide the best in class products and services to the Spanish market.”