TiVo announced today that it has renewed its tech licensing deal with Mediacom, expanding the cable operator’s capabilities beyond just DVR technologies.
Terms of the agreement weren’t announced, but TiVo said the extension provides Mediacom with access to the TiVo Gateway DVR and TiVo Mini, as well as TiVo’s program guides, analytics and various intellectual property.
“This expanded agreement with Mediacom underscores the value that TiVo’s innovative technology portfolio brings to the fast-growing and hypercompetitive entertainment industry,” said Michael Hawkey, senior VP and general manager of user experience at TiVo, in a statement. “With this agreement, TiVo will expand its relationship with Mediacom to also include our next-generation non-DVR, our next-generation user experience and conversational voice offerings. We look forward to helping Mediacom succeed in the fast-evolving entertainment market.”
“Working with TiVo, we look forward to deploying enhancements to our Xtream advanced services offering,” added John Pascarelli, executive VP of operations for Mediacom. “Over the years, we’ve come to value the relationship that we have with TiVo and the entertainment experiences they help us deploy for our customers.”
Mediacom, which remains a top 10 U.S. pay TV operator with around 821,000 video customers, announced in February that it’s making Evolution Digital’s TiVo-powred hybrid eBox video solution available to its pay TV subscribers.
The eBox solution is based on TiVo operating software and UX. Mediacom will deploy it to customers who aren’t taking a DVR.
While TiVo continues to carve out tech licensing deals with top pay TV operators, it still has no deal with Comcast, which it is notably fighting in court.