|TiVo to Power Cable Operators' Mobile and Second Screen Experience|
Atlantic Broadband, who recently signed with TiVo, will be the first U.S. cable operator to put forward this tailored mobile experience for subscribers. When Atlantic Broadband launches their TiVo solution in the fall, it will include the TiVo mobile applications in addition to TiVo's complete STB solution (multi-room DVR and HD-STB).
The operator mobile apps 'powered by TiVo' provide cable subscribers an easy-to-use interface to find great stuff to watch, see what's coming up next through the TiVo Live Guide or browse/search TV and movies. And these features work for all operator users -- not just those with a TiVo STB. These customers can also explore and learn even more about their favorite TV shows, movies, actors and directors. For subscribers with TiVo devices, they will also have the ability to remotely schedule recordings, Wish List® and Season Pass® recordings, manage the DVR's To Do and
TiVo's recently released "What to Watch Now" gives users a personalized dashboard combining recommendations and personal preferences to present viewers exactly the content they want most anytime they turn on their TV. The What to Watch Now feature displays suggestions in six columns categorized by what's popular based on viewership data and geography, sports on now (powered by Thuuz), movies on now, favorite channels, kids programming on now and surfaces your most recent recordings. This discovery feature enhances the value of cable packages by keeping customers engaged instead of turning away to other content sources.
Mobile apps 'powered by TiVo' are flexibly built so that the app is ready to integrate seamlessly into cable operator extensions (e.g. customer help, billing, account management, etc.). Additionally, the mobile apps' overall branding is easily customized so that operators' unique branding is front and center while still retaining the proven easy-to-use interface.
TiVo's applications are easy to deploy. The customer searches the appropriate App store for the MSO brand, finds the App and logs in using their existing MSO credentials via an integration with the operator identity system using SAML authentication (Security Assertion Markup Language).
This news was announced at the NCTA Cable Show 2013 in
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