Blue Ridge selects TiVo to deliver multiscreen viewing experience

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 
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TiVo Selected by Blue Ridge Communications to Deliver Advanced Multi-Screen Viewing Experience

  • Exclusive TiVo Offering to Provide Blue Ridge Subscribers a Personalized Television Entertainment Solution — Delivering Virtually Any Type of Video on Any Device

SAN JOSE, CA and PALMERTON, PA — TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), a leader in the advanced television entertainment market, and Blue Ridge Communications, a top 20 cable service provider based in eastern Pennsylvania, today announced that Blue Ridge has selected TiVo to exclusively provide a next-generation whole home television solution and user experience for its advanced TV offerings across TV, Web and Mobile platforms. Blue Ridge intends to begin initial deployment in early 2014.

Through this agreement, Blue Ridge will market and deploy TiVo’s complete suite of products and services, which delivers a unified experience that spans TiVo’s cloud-based service, TiVo’s whole-home gateway DVR (T6), HD set-top boxes for non-DVR households (TiVo Preview), as well as the TiVo Mini, the TiVo Stream, a TiVo web portal, and TiVo mobile applications for iOS and Android mobile devices. Thus, Blue Ridge customers will have access to a best-in-class TV experience across all of their devices.

Mark Masenheimer, Vice President of Operations, Blue Ridge Communications, said, “Subscribers are increasingly demanding access to more content choices and an all-around superior viewing experience on the TV as well as new screens. We made a decision to leverage the expertise of a third party to meet our subscribers’ needs and it was clear that TiVo, with its industry leading whole home and multiscreen solution, was really the only service that could deliver on every demand that our customers have now come to expect. Through this partnership with TiVo, our customers will receive the great content and great experience they deserve and we are confident that in return, our business will reap the benefits of improved subscriber satisfaction.”

Tom Elam, TiVo’s Vice President and General Manager of its US Service Provider Business, said, “We are thrilled to be partnering with Blue Ridge to deliver TiVo’s complete suite of co-branded products and services to Blue Ridge subscribers on any screen and anywhere. This partnership builds on TiVo’s track record of swiftly delivering cost-effective, next-generation entertainment solutions. Blue Ridge-branded TiVo products consistently offer TiVo’s highly regarded unified discovery, search, navigation, personalization and recommendation features which will enable Blue Ridge customers to experience the best TV services anywhere, anytime, and across any screen.”