A global partnership has been announced between advanced television services provider TiVo and the set-top developer Pace.
Pace has licensed TiVo’s Hardware Porting Kit and will work with TiVo to build a TiVo-verified platform which will provide operators licensing the TiVo solution the choice of utilizing Pace set-top boxes and gateways.
“This global partnership with Pace is another step in achieving our constant goal of providing the TiVo service to an ever-expanding audience,” said Tom Rogers, CEO and President of TiVo. “The integration of TiVo’s advanced television software with Pace’s service provider optimised platforms will allow our mutual partners to offer TiVo’s best-in-class linear and broadband TV experience with their choice of hardware. This answers strong interest from TiVo’s growing list of service providers deploying the TiVo experience to their customers.”
TiVo already holds a number of partnership agreements including with Cisco, which produces TiVo set-tops for both Virgin Media and Ono; Samsung and Thomson.
“We’ve seen increased interest from all segments of our service provider business to integrate the TiVo solution. In working together, we will provide an offering which seamlessly marries the operator’s television and Internet services in an elegant and easy to use product for their end users,” said Mike Pulli, CEO of Pace plc.
Pace will initially offer product to cable operators in the Americas, but intends to offer implementations for both DVR and advanced gateway set-top boxes globally, presumably with an eye on business from both Virgin and Ono.