Xperi and Vestel on a Roll at IFA

by Bob Raikes

Just before IFA, Xperi announced its new Tivo OS for TV and revealed that Vestel was its first partner. Both companies were at the show and I was able to talk to both of …

Tags:Content Discovery| Operating Systems| Rovi| Smart TV| Tivo

TiVo Signs Multi-Year Licensing Deal with Fnac Darty

by Andrew Fenn

TiVo has announced that it has entered into a multi-year license agreement covering the consumer electronics brands of the Fnac Darty Group, a European retailer of entertainment and leisure products, consumer electronics and household …

Tags:France| Large Display Monitor| Rovi| STBs| Vol 25 - Issue 19

TiVo Renews Licenses with Panasonic

by Bob Raikes

Tivo Corp has said that Rovi, a Tivo company, has renewed a licence with Panasonic Corporation for the supply of the company’s products for the Japan market, including G-Guide, G-Guide HTML and G-Guide xD, …

Tags:EPGs| Large Display Monitor| Rovi| Tivo| Vol 23 - Issue 43

Rovi Turns Into Tivo

by Yvette Raikes

Tivo has now been acquired by Rovi, which has decided to take on the Tivo brand. Two directors from the old Tivo have joined the board of the new Tivo, which is being listed …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Rovi| Tivo| Vol 23 - Issue 36

KDDI Takes Rovi G-Guide

by Tom Allen

KDDI, the Japanese service provider, has chosen to use Rovi’s G-Guide HTML for entertainment discovery on its new Android TV-based IPTV STB. The new box – the first to use G-Guide HTML for IPTV …

Tags:Back Panel| IPTV| Japan| Large Display Monitor| Rovi| STBs| Vol 23 - Issue 25

Is the End in Sight for the Couch Potato?

by Tom Allen

We attended the Digital Television Group (DTG) Summit in London in mid-May, which this year was themed around the topic of ‘tomorrow’s consumer’. Charles Dawes – senior director of international marketing for discovery firm …

Tags:DTG Summit 2016| EPGs| Rovi| TV Viewing| Vol 23 - Issue 20

Rovi Corporation Result 29/04/2016

by Dhruv Dayal Gupta

Rovi corp. reported Q1 2016 net loss of $17.7 million, up from $15.5 million (net loss) in the previous year. Turnover for the period was $118.4 million, down 12% YoY from $134 million. Lower …

Tags:Financial Data| Large Display Monitor| Rovi| Vol 23 - Issue 17

Rovi Sets Out TiVo Acquisition Plan

by Tom Allen

Rovi has announced an intent to buy TiVo, for a total consideration of approximately $1.1 billion. The joint company will continue to be led by Rovi CEO Tom Carson, but will adopt the TiVo …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Mergers & Acquisitions| Rovi| Tivo| Vol 23 - Issue 17

Rovi Discusses TiVo Acquisition

by Tom Allen

The New York Times says that Rovi is in ‘advanced’ talks to acquire TiVo, although, ‘it is still possible [that] a deal could falter’. Both companies are major names in digital media. The merged …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Mergers & Acquisitions| Rovi| Tivo| Vol 23 - Issue 12

Rovi’s G-Guide Powers Sharp’s New AQUOS TV

by Isaac Oburu

Rovi Corporation today announced Rovi’s G-Guide® will power entertainment discovery on Sharp’s new models of its popular AQUOS TVs available later this month in Japan. The new LC-40W35 TVs feature Rovi’s G-Guide, providing viewers …

Tags:Japan| Rovi| TV Set Market

Sharp Takes Rovi in Japan

by Tom Allen

Sharp will use Rovi’s G-Guide for entertainment discovery on its newest Aquos TVs (LC-40W35), which will be launched in Japan this month. The G-Guide enables features such as tagging and search capabilities.

Tags:Back Panel| Japan| Large Display Monitor| Rovi| sharp| Vol 23 - Issue 11