TiVo Extends License Deals With Vodafone, Sharp Corp.

TiVo continues to expand its digital content distribution, search functionality and other home entertainment technology with separate license software renewals with South Korea’s Sharp Corp. and U.K.’s Vodafone. Sharp will utilize TiVo’s G-Guide products, including G-Guide HTML, G-Guide xD and remote schedule recording service across compatible television and Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc recorder products in the Japanese market, including the latest AQUOS 8K UHD series televisions.

Vodafone, with more than 300 million mobile customers, 27 million fixed broadband subs and more than 22 million TV customers, will have greater access to a range of TiVo products, including content discovery, voice-activated functionality and data analytics. The new agreement also provides access to TiVo’s myriad patented innovations.

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TiVo’s software touch practically every aspect of consumers’ day-to-day interaction with their home entertainment, enabling consumer electronics clients to build customized, next-generation digital entertainment solutions for users around the globe.

“This expanded agreement with Vodafone reinforces the value that TiVo’s innovative technology portfolio brings to the telecommunications industry,” Matt Milne, chief revenue officer at TiVo parent Xperi, said in a statement. “With this extension of TiVo’s services, Vodafone is maintaining its service offerings and keeping audiences engaged in the hugely competitive entertainment landscape.”

Milne said “Today’s renewal with Sharp Corporation underlines TiVo’s commitment to the Japanese market, where G-Guide continues to be the leading entertainment discovery solution.

“Our continuous dedication to innovation allows companies like Sharp to stay ahead, and viewers to find, watch and enjoy the entertainment they love.”

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