TiVo Chooses Wipro's DVB-T Middleware to Build HD DVRs

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008
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Wipro’s DVB-T and CI Stacks Used by TiVo for its Latest DVR Offering

BANGALORE, India — Wipro Technologies, the global IT services business of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) today announced that TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ:TIVO), the creator of and a leader in television services for digital video recorders (DVRs), has adopted Wipro’s DVB-T and Common Interface (CI) software stacks for its solutions targeting Australian and European markets.

TiVo has recently launched its HD DVR in Australia with Wipro’s Digital Video Broadcasting – Terrestrial (DVB-T) middleware stack. The solution supports the free-to-air television networks’ digital channels available across Australia with most of TiVo’s popular features.

“TiVo continues to expand its global footprint through strategic alliances that bring a DVR solution to international pay TV and broadcasting companies while providing the best television entertainment experience to consumers around the world,” said Joshua Danovitz, Vice President and GM of International at TiVo Inc. “Licensing Wipro’s DVB-T stack provided easy integration with the TiVo platform, saving a considerable amount of development time and helping to ensure a successful launch in Australia. We are pleased with the results and the support provided by the Wipro team.”

“TiVo has been an innovation leader since its inception. It has changed the whole TV viewing experience through their innovative DVR solutions over the years. We are excited about the fact that Wipro’s multi-country compliant DVB-T stack, along with DVB-CI stack, has been adopted by TiVo for their DVR solutions,” Said Nagamani Murthy, Vice President, Mobile Consumer Electronics & Automotive Group, Wipro Technologies.

Wipro with its wide spectrum of competencies in the Consumer Electronics domain has more than twenty five licensees for its Digital TV middleware stacks such as ATSC, OpenCable, DVB-T/C/S/CI, MHEG-5 and ISDB-T/S. These stacks can be found in multiple product segments including HDTV, High-end Hybrid set-top box, DVR and In-Car TVs. With proven and off-the-shelf Digital TV middleware, Wipro helps its customer focus on product differentiation through rich applications.