ALVISO, CA and ANCHORAGE, AK--(Marketwire - Aug 21, 2012) - TiVo, Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), a leader in the advanced television entertainment market, and General Communication, Inc. ("GCI") (NASDAQ: GNCMA) announced today that GCI has selected TiVo to exclusively provide GCI's next-gen whole home television solution and user experience for its advanced TV offerings across every screen. GCI, one of the top 20 largest cable operators in the country, intends to begin initial deployment later this year and offer TiVo across their footprint in early 2013.
The TiVo whole home solution initially includes the Premiere Q 4-tuner gateway DVR, TiVo Mini low-cost IP set-tops and the TiVo Stream, which enables access to content across tablets and smart-phones in the home. GCI also intends to be one of the first operators to utilize the TiVo Software and Service in conjunction with the Pace XG1 multi-tuner gateway with integrated DOCSIS and transcoding capabilities. GCI's TiVo offering combines linear cable television with integrated on demand and broadband content through TiVo's award winning user interface, providing a consistent experience for any content on any screen and incorporating personalized recommendations and powerful search and discovery capabilities.
"GCI customers deserve the very best television viewing experience possible and the advanced features of the TiVo product will allow us to provide that," said Bob Ormberg, Vice President of Content, Product Management, GCI. "After examining the various advanced TV UI solutions for our subscribers, we determined that TiVo's advanced user interface, leading whole home solution and hardware flexibility combined to create the best option available. Additionally, the simplicity with which TiVo presents a vast world of content to every screen, including tablets and smart phones, not only meets our needs today, but is an ideal fit for the future as television evolves."
David Sandford, Vice President and GM for TiVo's Service Provider Business stated, "We are pleased to work with GCI in bringing the best advanced television experience to their customers, and this agreement builds on our successful deployments with other operators. Both GCI and TiVo are committed to innovation and we look forward to bringing TiVo to Alaska."
GCI is the largest telecommunications company in Alaska. A pioneer in bundled services, GCI is the top provider of voice, data, and video services to Alaska consumers with a 70 percent share of the consumer broadband market. GCI is also the leading provider of communications services to enterprise customers, particularly large enterprise customers with complex data networking needs. More information about GCI can be found at www.gci.com.
Founded in 1997, TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO) developed the first commercially available digital video recorder (DVR). Today TiVo is a global leader in advanced television service for virtually any platform or device. TiVo offers its service directly to consumers, and also distributes its technology and services through solutions tailored for cable, satellite and broadcasting companies. Since its founding, TiVo has evolved into the ultimate single-solution media center by combining its patented DVR technologies and universal cable box capabilities with the ability to aggregate, search and deliver millions of pieces of broadband, cable and broadcast content directly to the television. TiVo also continues to weave itself into the fabric of the media industry by providing interactive advertising solutions and audience research and measurement ratings services to the television industry www.tivo.com.
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This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements relate to, among other things, the future launch of TiVo's advanced television solution, including its features and capabilities, with Com Hem in Sweden. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as, "believe," "expect," "may," "will," "intend," "estimate," "continue," or similar expressions or the negative of those terms or expressions. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to vary materially from those expressed in or indicated by the forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially include delays in development, competitive service offerings and lack of market acceptance, as well as the other potential factors described under "Risk Factors" in GCI's public reports, including GCI's Annual Report for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, and in TiVo's public reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including TiVo's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2012, as amended, the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended April 30, 2012 and Current Reports on Form 8-K. GCI and TiVo caution you not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which reflect an analysis only and speak only as of the date hereof. GCI and TiVo disclaim any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.