IBC 2010 – AMSTERDAM. TiVo and Samsung Electronics have announced they have teamed to develop an advanced, TiVo-ready, HD PVR set-top box for digital video broadcasting (DVB) operators, to hit the market in 2011.
To bring this new PVR set-top box offering to market, Samsung has licensed TiVo’s Hardware Porting Kit and will work with TiVo to build a TiVo verified platform which should accelerate deployment for operators licensing the TiVo solution. The initial implementation is expected to support an advanced HD PVR for European DVB networks, and the two companies may add non-PVR devices and additional platforms worldwide.
Pilyoung Kim, senior VP of Telecommunication Systems Business of Samsung Electronics, said in a statement, “Samsung is very pleased to partner with TiVo, given its stature among leading television operators around the world. We expect this collaboration with TiVo will help Samsung achieve significant differentiation for our set-top box products, and improve the value proposition to operators by enhancing our advanced PVR product offerings”
“TiVo’s unsurpassed ability to combine linear television, video on demand and broadband content in an elegant and intuitive user interface is increasingly becoming the solution TV operators around the world are turning to in order to stay ahead of the competition,” said Joshua Danovitz, VP, general manager of TiVo International. “We are pleased that Samsung has decided to join a growing list of set-top box manufacturers that have already licensed TiVo’s Hardware Porting Kit to help bring the full breadth of the TiVo experience to viewers around the globe. Going forward, operators selecting a TiVo verified set-top box now including Samsung will be rewarded with a product they can quickly and seamlessly deploy.”