TiVo continues to rack up deployment of its advanced TV interface with small and mid-sized MSOs, announcing a new deal with Buckeye CableSystem.
Starting in June, TiVo will become Buckeye's primary provider of software, user experience and cloud delivery for video services. The MSO will market and deploy TiVo DVRs and thin clients, as well as its web and mobile applications. Buckeye will also support TiVo's new hybrid set-tops.
In addition to using TiVo's multi-room DVR solution, Buckeye will also use TiVo software and services to power a low-cost, non-DVR hybrid set-top that will provide customers access to traditional linear channels, video-on-demand and OTT/TVE content all in one TiVo experience.
The offering can be deployed on a stand-alone HD set-top, a client to a TiVo-Pace DVR, and as a client to next generation, cloud-TV services, such as traditional linear channels delivered over IP or future TiVo network DVR capabilities.
"TiVo allows Buckeye to rapidly deliver new technologies and immediately satisfy our subscribers' increasing demand for broadband video," said Jeff Abbas, president and general manager of Buckeye.
The MSO serves northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan.
TiVo has carved a dominant niche in serving MSOs with advanced multi-screen and user-interface video technology that they don't have the resources themselves to develop in-house.
TiVo ended the third quarter with 5.51 million subscribers through MSO agreements. The company already has deals with Armstrong, Atlantic Broadband, Grande Communications, Mediacom and Suddenlink, among other MVPDs.
"This brings Buckeye subscribers a wealth of content – both traditional cable and broadband streaming – in one, unified system," added Thomas Elam, VP and GM of TiVo's North American operator business.
- read this TiVo press release
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