TiVo


Best of British SVOD service Cirkus launches

Cirkus, the subscription VOD service for pay TV platforms, has launched on Swedish cable platform Com Hem. The service went live as part of Com Hem’s new TiVo offer. Cirkus packages British content and has deals with ITV Studios, BBC Worldwide and All3Media among others, giving it shows including Sherlock, Midsomer Murders and Poirot. Drama […]

Rightster launches IPO and staffs up

Online video distribution specialist Rightster has raised £20.4 million (US$32.5 million) after floating on the stock market and unveiled a string of senior hires. The firm launched its IPO this morning, floating on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange in what founder and CEO Charlie Muirhead said marked “the first YouTube multi-channel network […]

Virgin Media signs Netflix deal

Virgin Media has signed a deal to add over-the-top video service Netflix to its TiVo platform, marking Netflix’s first agreement with a pay TV platform. A pilot of the Netflix app on Virgin Media TiVo boxes will launch this week in 40,000 homes, with the service due to roll out to all Virgin Media’s 1.7 […]

Netflix ‘not cannibalising traditional TV’, says TiVo study

Over-the-top video service Netflix is not cannibalising traditional TV viewing, according to a new study by DVR maker TiVo. The research, carried out by TiVo’s Research and Analytics subsidiary, found that there was “no significant difference in the amount of traditional TV viewing” between Netflix and non-Netflix households in the US, with neither group differing […]

Virgin Media launches new-look games service

UK cable platform Virgin Media has launched a new games service that allows its subscribers to play games on the TV. The MSO, which was acquired by Liberty Global earlier this year, has teamed up with TV technology firm Two Way Media to roll out Play Games. The portal allows the 1.5 million Virgin subs […]

Cirkus seals Com Hem VOD deal

New subscription video-on-demand Cirkus has scored a major multi-year distribution deal with Swedish cable operator Com Hem, TBI has learned. From autumn this year, Cirkus will be made available to Com Hem customers as a standalone service or bundled with other TV products, as the cableco makes a concerted push into on-demand content. The deal […]

Virgin Media’s TiVo customers reach 1.5 million

Virgin Media said that TiVo users now account for 40% of its TV customers after adding 171,900 people using the DVR service in the first quarter of 2013. Announcing its quarterly figures, Virgin said that TiVo customers now number 1.5 million, with the increase helping to boost the firm’s revenue and earnings. “We had a […]

Spotify plans push into TV

Internet-powered music service Spotify is planning to make a bigger push into the living room, with more smart TV apps and set-top deployments in the works. Speaking to TBI-sister title DTVE ahead of his keynote panel discussion at TV Connect, Spotify’s global head of platform partnerships, Pascal De Mul, said that the firm was “was […]

Liberty boss says Murdochs approve of Virgin deal, dismisses Netflix threat

Rupert and James Murdoch both approve of Liberty Global’s takeover of Virgin Media and understand the need for competition in the UK market, LGI’s CEO Mike Fries said late yesterday. Fries added that under LGI’s control, Virgin Media will not compete with BSkyB for premium sports rights. In a keynote address at the Cable Congress […]

Virgin Media inks new FilmFlex deal

UK cabler Virgin Media has inked a new video-on-demand deal with FilmFlex, the VOD company co-owned by Sony and Disney. The deal builds on the existing agreement between the companies whereby FilmFlex manages Virgin Movies content licensing and management and handles platform and website operation of its online service. Under the multiyear agreement, FilmFlex will […]