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freehe
freehe
5/26/2016 4:45:03 PM
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Horizon TiVo
Companies have to develop products and services to service all types of customers, those who want the same old services and those who want new services or a combination. But companies need to actually get feedback from customers about the services customers want instead of guessing.

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Ariella
Ariella
5/13/2016 11:51:10 AM
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Re: TiVo platform now owned by Rovi...?
I don't know if people still will distinguish between TV viewing and web browsing when so many sites are now going into video programming. Even WebMD announced a lineup of programming:

"When people traditionally think of WebMD, they might think more about diseases and conditions, but the fact that we have such a strong, dedicated following in the healthy lifestyle space is something that we want to shine a light on," Kristy Hammam, editor in chief of WebMD, told Adweek before today's event. "Whether it's about what you want to eat for breakfast or the best workout routine, these are topics that are important to your health, important to everyone."

WebMD unveiled a total of 15 new series today, including programming partnerships with Robin Roberts' Rock' n Robin Productions and Soledad O'Brien's Starfish Media to produce long-form content.

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dcawrey
dcawrey
5/12/2016 3:55:32 PM
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Re: TiVo platform now owned by Rovi...?
No one wants plain-old TV service anymore. That's why next generation service offerings are becoming popular. I think the regular cable platforms that have been available for fifteen plus years are in need of dire upgrading. It's kill or be killed here, and Liberty Global understands that. 

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
5/11/2016 3:23:15 PM
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Re: TiVo platform now owned by Rovi...?
> "TiVo must be working.."

TiVo is a really nice interface. (Much nicer than a lot of other attempts to make DVRs more common.) But at some point, I really wonder why some set top boxes haven't caught up with easier to use GUIs. And I think TiVo may be falling behind on the "app store" platforms of Apple TV and Android/Google Play (and maybe Roku someday?).

Then there's also all the gaming platforms that are trying to take over the living room TV, too. I think Xbox and Playstation consoles might be next in line to try to take over the set top box spot next to the TV. How will Horizon TV compete against all of these options?

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Mike Robuck
Mike Robuck
5/10/2016 10:14:42 PM
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Re: TiVo platform now owned by Rovi...?
Ever since LG bought Virgin Media, I assumed (wrongly) that it would eventually put Horizon TV there instead of TiVo, but TiVo must be working. I think I did see where Virgin is coming out with a new box/gateway, but not sure if it's TiVo. 

Rovi and TiVo both have an interesting mix of retail and working with service providers. The new company will need both, but maybe TiVo devices with Rovi guides? 

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
5/10/2016 6:33:57 PM
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TiVo platform now owned by Rovi...?
I'm curious how the "TiVo platform" will be affected (if at all) by the Rovi acquisition going forward.... 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/30/business/dealbook/rovi-buys-tivo-in-1-1-billion-deal.html?_r=0

Will video service providers continue to want to promote TiVo as a platform when competitors like Hulu and Amazon are trying to do similar cloud-based video streaming services? 

I like the TiVo sound effects for fast forwarding as much as anyone, but if most of the hardware can be moved to the cloud instead of in my living room.....

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