WaveDivision to offer complete suite of TiVo whole-home products

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 
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TiVo and WaveDivision Holdings Partner to Deliver Market-Leading Video Experience

  • Co-Branded Offerings to Bring Advanced Multi-Screen and Whole-Home Television Solutions

SAN JOSE, CA and KIRKLAND, WA — TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), a leader in the advanced television entertainment market, and WaveDivision Holdings LLC, a top 20 cable service provider, today announced a partnership to develop and deploy co-branded versions of TiVo’s primary whole-home television solution and user experience for advanced TV offerings across TV, Web and Mobile platforms. WaveDivision intends an initial deployment in mid-2014.

Through this agreement, Wave Broadband will market and deploy co-branded versions of TiVo’s complete suite of whole-home products and services as its primary offering for residential and business customers. Featuring advanced set-top boxes and other components, this will deliver a consistent TV experience spanning TiVo’s cloud-based Service, its whole-home gateway DVR (T6), TiVo Mini, TiVo Stream, the TiVo experience on Digital Transport Adapters (DTAs), plus multi-screen experience through TiVo Web, iOS and Android mobile applications.

The products will be available as a primary offering to all of Wave’s 415,000 residential and business customers including Wave Broadband subscribers in Washington, Oregon and California, and Astound customers in the San Francisco Bay area, specifically San Francisco, Daly City, South San Francisco, Burlingame, San Mateo, Redwood City, Walnut Creek, Martinez, Pleasant Hill, and Concord.

“We are excited to be working with TiVo to bring our customers access to more content choices and a superior, more personalized viewing experience on all screens in and out of the home,” said Steve Weed, Wave CEO. “Through this partnership with TiVo, we will bring a new standard of viewing experience to our key markets, while providing an optimized combination of all the great Wave and Astound content available now, plus access to new broadband content. We are confident that in return, our business will reap the benefits of improved subscriber satisfaction.”

Thomas Elam, TiVo’s Vice President and GM, Service Provider Business, said, “We are thrilled to partner with WaveDivision to offer TiVo’s complete suite of co-branded products and services to Wave Broadband and Astound customers, many of whom are right in TiVo’s backyard in Northern California. Our roster of operator partners continues to grow thanks in large part to our proven ability to deliver the best multi-platform, fully integrated TV viewing experience. Operators like Wave love that the TiVo solution is cost-effective, customizable and quickly deployed — allowing them to delight their consumers and remain competitive in market.”