NCTC to make TiVo products available to its membership

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 
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TiVo and NCTC Partner to Deliver Members a Best-in-Class Pay-TV Choice

  • NCTC Makes TiVo Whole-Home and Multi-Screen Experience Available to Its 850+ Small and Mid-Sized Operators

SAN JOSE, CA. — TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), a leading innovator in the advanced television space, and the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) today announced that the NCTC will make TiVo’s advanced television solutions available to their membership for deployment of multi-screen, linear, recorded, over the top, and video on demand TV experiences.

NCTC’s 850 independent cable and telecommunication operators will now have cost-efficient access to the full collection of TiVo-powered products and services for the delivery of a consistent and compelling user-experience.

“This is a remarkable agreement for TiVo and the Pay-TV industry in which an influential alliance has embraced a single, shared platform for the delivery of advanced TV services,” said Ryan Perry, TiVo’s Vice President of Business Development. “With this partnership, the NCTC has taken a consolidated, efficient approach to harnessing innovation by making TiVo a top choice for its member operators.”

TiVo has a growing roster of operator partners across the globe that have each chosen TiVo to power their next generation pay television experiences because of TiVo’s renowned user experience, powerful multi-screen features, and rapid time to market. Additionally, TiVo’s proven track record of consumer driven innovation means that these operators are well positioned to adapt to their subscribers’ changing viewing habits.

“We are committed to providing our members access to the technology and products that give them a cost effective approach to deliver technology-rich TV experiences,” said Rich Fickle, NCTC’s President & CEO. “Collaborating with TiVo gives NCTC members access to an advanced TV offering with best-in-class multiscreen capabilities, OTT integration, and a personalized user experience. To help drive scale efficiencies, NCTC is investing in a common back office integration platform that will connect with multiple billing systems as well as TV Everywhere authentication platforms. This is a key enabler of the TiVo deal and could also support future IP video and OTT solutions. We are excited to work with TiVo and believe our members are now better positioned to address a growing array of options for receiving television content.”

The partnership includes access to multiple device providers, including TiVo and Pace set-top-boxes, Evolution Digital DTAs, as well as TiVo soft clients. Rollout will commence by end of year with new features and platforms to follow in early 2016.