TiVo and Pace announce global partnership

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by steveroe, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. steveroe

    steveroe Must do some work...

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    http://www.dtg.org.uk/news/news.php?id=4321

    ... and presumably not in the UK at all until the Virgin Exclusive deal expires :thumbsdown:

    (US thread here)
     
  2. TCM2007

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    Could just mean you'll get a Pace box when you sign up with Virgin.
     
  3. spitfires

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    Interesting - thanks Steve.

    One of the longest established comms companies. I don't know if they consider themselves a UK or US company these days (UK revenues down 32% last year), but their worldwide HQ is in Bradford. I can certainly see they would want a slice of the UK market if possible.

    As TCM says that could simply be producing the boxes for Virgin (but they could do that already so they're not leveraging the TiVo deal if that's all they do).

    Or perhaps they could try and target the "forgotten 49%" - people who can't and never will get Virgin Media. (subject to whatever the Virgin "exclusive" agreement means of course).

    Well I can dream can't I? ;)
     
  4. TCM2007

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    The current box is IIRC a Scientific Atlantadevice.
     
  5. spitfires

    spitfires wassock

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    (Yes I wasn't suggesting that they currently supply the current VM box - but they could offer themselves to VM as an alternative supplier as you suggest. However they wouldn't need a partnership with TiVo to be able to do that).
     
  6. MarkE19

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  7. DX30

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    Have you seen something other than the DTG article? From that the partnership seems pretty limited.

    "Pace has licensed TiVo's Hardware Porting Kit and will work with TiVo to build a TiVo-verified platform which will provide operators licensing the TiVo solution the choice of utilising Pace set-top boxes and gateways."

    It seems to be a deal for a cable operator that wants Pace to supply the hardware and TiVo to supply the software. To me it doesn't really suggest anything more significant.
     

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