09.31 Europe/London, September 2, 2011 By Chris Dziadul

The Spanish cable operator Ono has announced that its new TiVo service will be officially launched this October.

According to Guillermo Mercader, Ono’s DG of residential services, it will cost €10 a month for households that have access to the operator’s next generation network and broadband service.

TiVo, which will initially be available in Madrid and Barcelona and subsequently rolled out to other parts of Spain, will have 12 HD channels.

At launch, it will also offer apps for Telecinco, RTVE, TV3, Canal Cocina, Decasa, Sl Música, Hollywood Quiz, Ivoox, Picasa, El Tiempo and online game such as Skull and Bones, Word Smithn and Same Game.

Also included will be Videoclub ONO, with over 2,700 hours of new releases and free, HD and 3D content.

Alongside the launch date of TiVo, Ono has also announced that its fibre optic network is now ready to provide internet access at up to 100 Mbps (download) and 10 Mbps (upload) to 7 million homes.

Investment in the network already stands at over €9 billion and an additional €150 million has been earmarked for the deployment of DOCSIS 3.0 and development of TiVo.