GCI, Pace and TiVo launch platform for cable TV

Monday, August 12th, 2013
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GCI becomes first service provider in North America to roll out Pace’s Multi-tuner Video Gateway with TiVo’s Whole Home Advanced Television Platform

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Pace plc (LSE:PIC), a leading global developer of advanced technologies for service providers, today announced its first deployment resulting from the global partnership agreement with TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO). GCI (General Communication Inc.), one of the top 20 largest cable operators in North America, is rolling out the Pace XG1 Multi-tuner Video Gateway with TiVo Advanced User Interface platform, offering its cable customers linear TV, VOD and interactive content across multiple screens and devices.

Since introducing the TiVo User Interface to their subscribers, GCI has been eager to offer the same feature rich user experience on Pace’s next generation platform. A key part of GCI’s plan was to offer subscribers a fully integrated, DOCSIS capable hardware solution with video streaming to multiple connected devices in the home. The advanced feature set of Pace’s XG1 incorporates a DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem supporting full IP connectivity.

According to Bob Ormberg, VP of Content and Product Development at GCI, “The Pace/TiVo solution offers our subscribers TiVo’s award winning user interface to access and discover VOD and linear TV content, together with personalized recommendations and powerful search and discovery capabilities. It also offers total platform flexibility for software development and service enhancements from our trusted and longstanding CPE partner, Pace.”

Tim O’Loughlin, President of Pace Americas added, “Over the course of our seven plus year partnership with GCI, we have been fortunate to launch multiple new technologies in the Alaska market. GCI is the first on a long list of service providers planning deployments of our solution this year. The reception by subscribers and the industry of this joint product initiative has been incredible.”