TiVo and ONO Will Offer Most Advanced TV Service in SpainThursday, September 8th, 2011
ONO to Deploy Next Generation TV Offering, Blending High Quality TV Content With Broadband Capabilities
AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS — Grupo Corporativo ONO, the largest cable operator in Spain and a leading provider of broadband communication and entertainment services, and TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), the creator of and a leader in television services for personal video recorders, today announced deployment details of their highly anticipated next generation DVR offering, giving ONO customers Spain’s most advanced television platform which seamlessly blends Internet and traditional television content delivered through ONO’s modern fibre optic network while interacting with TiVo’s award-winning user interface.
In addition to controlling live TV, with the TiVo® DVR from ONO customers will be able to set Season Pass® Recordings to automatically record the user’s favorite programs, schedule recordings when not at home, or even record programs based upon a users’ interests through WishList® searches. In addition to searching and recording programs, the TiVo DVR from ONO also offers a library of broadband-delivered on demand video and interactive applications.
Joshua Danovitz, VP & General Manager, International, TiVo Inc., added, “ONO’s launch of TiVo will transform Spanish TV, enabling consumers a comprehensive hybrid TV experience that fully demonstrates the power of ONO’s superior network infrastructure and extensive content offerings. With our second major European launch in a year, TiVo continues to demonstrate that we have a highly compelling and reliable proposition for pay television providers seeking to ignite their video services.”
Fernando Meco, Marketing TV Director, ONO: “Building on the fastest fibre optic broadband network in Spain, the launch of TiVo continues to show ONO’s leadership in providing integrated broadband and linear TV content, woven together in TiVo’s easy to use user experience. Teaming with TiVo has provided ONO with the best in class offering, delivered on schedule, enabling us to solidify our leading position as the premier provider of an advanced hybrid television service in Spain. TiVo, along with the superfast fibre optic network that ONO offers, is a revolution for the Spanish market and it is only provided on the ONO network.”
As previously announced, ONO is the exclusive distributor of TiVo’s advanced television services in Spain and TiVo will become the exclusive software provider for all next generation set-top boxes deployed by ONO.
TiVo DVRs from ONO will be available to select customers beginning this autumn. To learn more or pre-register for TiVo from ONO visit www.ono.es/tivo. ONO and TiVo made this announcement during the 2011 IBC Conference which runs from September 8-13 in Amsterdam.