TiVo and Midcontinent Announce Strategic Partnership

Thursday, October 11th, 2012
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TiVo Selected as Exclusive Advanced Television Software Provider for Next-Generation Devices

ALVISO, CA and SIOUX FALLS, SD — TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), a leader in the advanced television entertainment market, and Midcontinent Communications, today announced that Midcontinent has selected TiVo to provide its next-generation television experience including TiVo’s whole-home and multi-screen suite of products. Midcontinent Communications is the Upper Midwest’s leading provider of data, video, phone and cable advertising services for more than 295,000 residential and business customers in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

As part of the partnership, Midcontinent will utilize TiVo’s Emmy Award winning user experience to deliver its next generation whole home video service through a variety of devices and screens including multi-tuner gateways, low cost IP set-top-boxes, and mobile platforms. Midcontinent subscribers will be able to seamlessly access millions of pieces of content from integrated video on demand, linear television and the web using TiVo’s world-renowned interface. Midcontinent plans to first deploy the TiVo experience for its subscribers in South Dakota, then intends to make TiVo the exclusive software offering on all new DVR devices throughout the Midcontinent network.

Jon Pederson, Midcontinent’s vice president of technology, said, “We are excited to work with TiVo to deliver the next evolution of our video product to our subscribers quickly and cost effectively. For years, TiVo has been viewed as the gold standard of television user experiences, so we look forward to partnering with them to deliver their latest generation of products for our subscribers. Midcontinent prides itself on continuing to evolve our product offerings to deliver the high-quality services that consumers demand. As television viewing behaviors evolve to include more sources of content and new consumption devices, we can’t think of a better partner than TiVo to help us continue to delight consumers throughout the upper Midwest.”

David Sandford, Vice President and GM for TiVo’s Service Provider Business, said, “We are honored that Midcontinent chose the TiVo user experience for their next generation of video products, particularly in light of Midcontinent’s proven track record as a leader in the provision of next-generation telecommunication services to consumers in more than 340 communities throughout the Dakotas, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Midcontinent has excelled in providing superior customer service, the latest technology and exceptional products and we believe TiVo will be a big part of that proposition as the next generation of cable set-top boxes and other devices begin to take hold. Together we look forward to providing exciting products to consumers and continuing to drive meaningful innovation for the television industry as a whole.”