Deal Includes an Expansion of the IP License to Add the TiVo Patent Portfolio
SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TiVo Corporation (NASDAQ: TIVO), a global leader in entertainment technology and audience insights, today announced that Shaw Communications has entered into a multi-year extension of its agreement for TiVo’s i-Guide® and its intellectual property (IP) license, and expanded its Rovi patent portfolio IP license to also cover the TiVo patent portfolio. Shaw Communications is a leading Canadian connectivity company.
“Extending our agreement with Shaw Communications underscores the benefits of TiVo’s advanced interactive program guide (IPG) and demonstrates the value of our IP and technology,” said Matt Milne, chief revenue officer, TiVo. “With these offerings, Shaw Communications can continue to deliver captivating entertainment discovery experiences to its customers.”
Within the expanded scope of this long-term deal, Shaw Communications will gain broader access to TiVo’s next-generation IP offerings for use across all platforms including BlueSky TV. Shaw Communications will also continue to leverage TiVo’s i-Guide, an intuitive IPG that provides easy-to-use linear TV listings navigation plus VOD and DVR capabilities.
“We’re happy to renew our agreements with TiVo, which reinforces our commitment to providing advanced entertainment offerings to our customers across Canada,” said Jay Mehr, president of Shaw Communications.
TiVo has spent decades investing in research and development to generate some of the most valuable intellectual property in the media and entertainment industry. This commitment to innovation provides TiVo the freedom of action to deliver solutions that touch practically every aspect of consumers’ day-to-day interactions with their entertainment and empowers IP licensees to build customized next-generation digital entertainment solutions for consumers around the globe.
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