TiVo announced Monday that Armstrong is the latest service provider that will use TiVo’ Next-Gen Platform in its transition to IPTV.
Armstrong will be deploying TiVo’s cloud-based IPTV offerings including IPVOD, IP linear, restart, catch-up and network DVR across a variety of clients, within in the operator’s service footprint. Armstrong operates in areas across Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Maryland.
The TiVo platform enables content delivery to customers via Android TV or Linux-powered managed set-top boxes, as well as consumer-owned devices like Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku or mobile devices.
“We are thrilled to be working with TiVo on our next generation video platform,” said Jeff Ross, president at Armstrong, in a statement. “Our business is built on continued innovation, and TiVo’s industry-leading solutions enable us to deliver superior entertainment experiences that our customers deserve.”
Last week, TiVo announced that cable operator RCN will be the first to deploy the new TiVo platform, powering RCN’s latest video solution across Android TV set-top boxes, streaming devices, and mobile.
Grande Communications and Wave Broadband also plan to use the TiVo offerings. RCN and Grande were both acquired by investment firm TPG Capital through separate transactions in 2016. In 2017 the firm announced backing to combine RCN/Grande with Wave Broadband for $2.36 billion.
Together the companies serve about 950,000 customers. RCN’s primary service areas include Washington DC, Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley PA, New York City, Boston, and Chicago.
“After reviewing a number of solutions on the market, we were impressed with TiVo’s Next-Gen Platform and their commitment to helping us bring forth a compelling user experience, personalized recommendations, advanced voice functionality and multi-platform support to our customers,” said Patrick Murphy, CTO of RCN, Grande and Wave. “Additionally, TiVo’s IPTV products provide advanced video solutions for our broadband-only subscribers and enhance the RCN viewing experience across mobile platforms.”