TiVo have announced that it has more than 4.5 million subs (including TiVo’s retail TiVo-Owned and pay-TV subscriptions), surpassing the previous record number of 4.45 million hit over eight years ago in December of 2006. TiVo has emerged as the leader in successfully bringing advanced television solutions to the pay-TV market, underscored by a growing roster of pay-TV operators around the world that are deploying the TiVo offering to deliver a superior multi-screen TV Everywhere viewing experience to their customers. In 2011, TiVo had launched its solution with three operators. Today, TiVo has launched its solution with 12 global operators. Three additional announced partners intend to launch solutions in the near future, bringing TiVo’s total to 15 partnerships — far surpassing any other vendor over the last three years. With this execution and continued growth, TiVo has achieved the subscription milestone announced today.
TiVo has distribution deals with U.S. operators, including Suddenlink, RCN, Grande, Atlantic Broadband, General Communications Inc. (GCI), Astound, Cable ONE, Blue Ridge Communication, Mediacom, Midcontinent, Vyve Communications, and Wave Broadband. TiVo’s overseas deals currently include Virgin Media in the UK, ONO in Spain, and Com Hem, the largest cable operator in Scandinavia. Additionally, recently acquired Digitalsmiths’ ongoing partnerships with Time Warner Cable, Foxtel and Bright House, among others, further intertwines TiVo with an ever-growing list of operators across the spectrum.
Operator partners have attributed the introduction of TiVo services to attracting and retaining customers, including COGECO’s Atlantic Broadband, which in April reported it has increased deployment of customer equipment within the last year mainly due to the launch of TiVo’s digital entertainment services. Louis Audet, COGECO Inc., President and CEO, in an earnings call on April 10, said, “We are already witnessing increased primary service unit sell-ins as well as increased ARPUs… we are now winning new PSUs because we’re offering TiVo in 90% of the territory.”