Midcontinent Communications has begun deploying a "whole-home next generation TV experience" with TiVo (Nasdaq: TIVO), the two companies have announced.
According to a jointly issued press release, Midcontinent, which offers service across the upper Midwest, will first deploy the TiVo offering in Rapid City and the Northern Black Hills, in South Dakota, before expanding to Minnesota, North Dakota and remaining South Dakota markets in coming months.
The plan is to have a TiVo DVR posted as the "entertainment hub for the home" where subscribers can tap into TiVo's competitive offerings, including a TiVo Mini companion low-cost IP set-top that extends and TiVo Stream, which allows customers to stream live and recorded programming from a TiVo DVR to multiple tablets, smartphones or other connected devices and take pre-recorded shows to view anywhere.
"The whole-home experience powered by TiVo will give Midcontinent subscribers the ability to access all the content they want on any screen within the home, including secondary televisions, tablets and smartphones, through the same easy-to-use TiVo interface," said Midcontinent Technology Vice President Jon Pederson.
Midcontinent, meanwhile, provides an excellent platform for TiVo, said David Sandford, vice president and general manager for TiVo's Service Provider business.
"Since we began working with Midcontinent we've admired how acutely attuned they are to the competitive landscape around them," Sandford said in the news release. "As a result, they have made it an immediate priority to provide their subscribers with the very best whole-home advanced television experience by turning to TiVo."
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