TiVo now available from Cogeco Cable Canada

Thursday, October 30th, 2014 
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TiVo has landed: out of this world entertainment now available in Canada, only from Cogeco Cable Canada

  • The innovator in whole-home entertainment makes its Canadian debut in Ontario, with new Cogeco TiVo Service

BURLINGTON, ON — The next evolution in TV entertainment has landed. TiVo, the leader in advanced television services, is now available in Canada from Cogeco Cable Canada. In Ontario markets where it operates, Cogeco Cable Canada will now offer Cogeco TiVo Service, the ultimate personalized home entertainment experience.

“Cogeco TiVo Service will be a game-changer in the cable market in Canada,” says Louise St-Pierre, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cogeco Cable Canada. “We have worked closely with TiVo to develop a platform that is customized for Canadian viewers, and we are proud to bring it to market today. We developed Cogeco TiVo Service in direct response to what our customers told us is important to them – great content, convenience, availability and ease of use. Cogeco TiVo Service delivers that, and more.”

Cogeco Cable TiVo BoxTiVo’s advanced, fully integrated search function mines through live TV, recorded, on-demand and Over-the-top (OTT) content, including Netflix, to show users what programs are available to watch. It is the only operator platform to offer full Netflix integration. Users with a Netflix subscription access Netflix content through the TiVo platform with one simple unified search, without requiring any additional external devices. TiVo also helps users discover new content by providing personalized recommendations. The platform automatically records content that it predicts might be of interest to the user.

“I believe that TiVo is the most dynamic TV experience available in Canada, putting viewers closer to the content they want,” says Louise St-Pierre. “For Cogeco TiVo Service customers, there will always be something of interest to watch, whether it’s a show they love or a newly discovered recommendation – and, the beauty is they will be able to find it quickly and easily.”

Cogeco TiVo Service also extends out of home, with a Cogeco TV app, available on supported iOS devices, customers can search, browse and schedule recordings from anywhere. Additionally, users can download DVR recordings to their iOS mobile devices running the Cogeco TV app to watch from anywhere, without the need for a WiFi access. An app for Android is expected to follow in April 2015.

“TiVo has been at the forefront of shaping the next generation television experience since the company was founded,” says Tom Elam, Vice President & General Manager, Service Provider Business at TiVo Inc. “We are excited to partner with Cogeco to bring our innovative TiVo service to Canadians’ living rooms, allowing a new audience to experience the best in home entertainment.”

The Cogeco TiVo Service will be available starting November 3, 2014 for Ontario residents in Cogeco Cable Canada markets. The service will be available in Quebec Cogeco Cable Canada markets in spring 2015 after the platform interface, language and recommendations algorithm is customized for a Quebec audience.