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IBC 2014: ONO taps TiVo’s cloud services

TiVo and ONO, the largest cable operator in Spain and a leading provider of broadband communication and entertainment services, today announced an expansion of the TiVo deployment by leveraging TiVo’s cloud service APIs to enhance customers’ TV viewing experience on multiple screens.

At the International Broadcasting Conference (IBC) 2014, ONO announced the company will integrate TiVo’s service capabilities into its TV Everywhere mobile and web applications, including search and discovery capabilities and remote PVR recording management functionality. ONO is among the first of TiVo’s cable operator partners to announce it will leverage TiVo’s set of APIs available in the TiVo Service to create a consistent, TiVo-powered experience for customers who want to consume content on any device, anywhere. TiVo’s APIs are available for partners to enable a range of client applications while delivering a consistent integrated search, browse and discovery capability across any screen.

David Sandford, TiVo’s VP and General Manager, International, said, “Our work with ONO has already demonstrated how operators can effectively develop and customize a hybrid television platform that is quick to market, feature-rich and flexible. We’re pleased that ONO plans to leverage the TiVo Service to power its TV Everywhere solution and provide their subscribers a consistent experiences across all screens.”

ONO, the largest cable operator in Spain, now part of Vodafone Group, partnered with TiVo in 2011 to develop its next-generation television offering. The service has rapidly penetrated more than half of ONO’s user base, reaching over 400,000 active users. ONO’s TiVo solution provides the most advanced TV offering in Spain with the ability to watch and control all traditional television HD programs, on-demand and broadband-delivered content.

Nick Ontiveros, Director of Marketing, TV at ONO, comments, “Our customers feedback on the TiVo solution has been resoundingly positive, TiVo has already provided a positive boost to our video offering and has consistently delivered high satisfaction. We are committed to extending a consistent TiVo experience on any device our subscribers would like to use to consume content. By leveraging the TiVo Service APIs, we’ll be able to deliver the TiVo experience to more of the devices used by our subscribers.”

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