TDS Telecom Selects TiVo’s Next-Gen Platform

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 
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TDS Telecom Selects TiVo’s Next-Gen Platform to Bring Cutting-Edge Innovation to Subscribers

  • Plans to Deploy IPTV Solution for Android TV, Streamers and Mobile

SAN JOSE, Calif. — TiVo Corporation (NASDAQ: TIVO), a global leader in entertainment technology and audience insights, and TDS Telecom (TDS) today announced that TDS has chosen TiVo’s Next-Gen Platform, to bring innovative entertainment solutions to TDS’ customers. TDS Telecom will roll out its new TiVo-powered video solution to both new and existing TV subscribers in both cable operations and wireline service areas.

TiVo’s Next-Gen Platform will allow TDS to deliver hyper-personalization, advanced search and recommendations, voice control, seamless discovery across linear, over-the-top, on-demand and cloud DVR platforms, with superior multiscreen capabilities via a cloud-based, device-agnostic service. This new solution will help TDS reduce churn and drive customer engagement.

“TiVo’s Next-Gen Platform helps TDS deliver the very best in entertainment to our customers,” said Julie Maiers, vice president, Marketing & Product Development, TDS Telecom. “TDS is committed to the advancement of innovation, and TiVo’s industry leading solutions bring us the rapid feature velocity and agility to stay ahead of the competition in an ever-changing media landscape.”

“We are thrilled to partner with TDS Telecom and bring our industry-leading innovations and must-have features to their customers,” said Michael Hawkey, senior vice president and general manager, User Experience, TiVo Inc. “TiVo’s robust product portfolio provides the flexibility, scalability and next-gen IPTV services that will enable TDS Telecom to better anticipate and address constantly evolving consumer behaviors and needs.”

TDS’s video solution will include a full suite of IPTV solutions, including IPVOD, IP linear, start-over/catch-up and network DVR. Nokia is providing the end-to-end content delivery solution, including its market leading Velocix Media Delivery Platform and Origin Server.

“We’re delighted to be working closely with TiVo and TDS Telecom to deliver a truly compelling entertainment experience to TDS subscribers,” said Scott Cohen, Vice President of Sales for Nokia. “The combination of Nokia’s Velocix content delivery software and TiVo’s User Experience is an ideal choice for anyone interested in a pre-integrated, best-of-breed IP video solution that can power cloud DVR, linear, and video on demand services on every consumer screen.”

TiVo’s Next-Gen Platform will power a consistent experience across a host of clients including managed Android TV STBs and unmanaged consumer-owned streamer devices such as Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, as well as iOS and Android mobile devices. This will not only enable TDS to deliver the ultimate entertainment experience to customers where and how they want to watch it, but also help capture new market segments with differentiated business models.

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