Vubiquity teams with TiVo for multiscreen streaming
Parent Category| 06-06-2013
Vubiquity and TiVo have announced a partnership integrating Vubiquity's AnyVU Streaming service with the TiVo user interface.
AnyVU Streaming for TiVo is an end-to-end multi-platform video solution that allows service providers to launch TV everywhere services. TiVo provides a consistent user experience across set-top boxes, PCs, tablets and mobile phones, while Vubiquity manages the distribution and streaming of a catalogue of movie assets, trailers, metadata and artwork directly to an end-user's connected device.
The TiVo user interface will also allow for integration of ViewNow, Vubiquity's subscription movie package, which offers thousands of HD and SD titles in a variety of formats for viewing on any device.
"TiVo works with numerous service providers to deliver dynamic advanced TV services to all their customers' media devices," said Thomas Elam, TiVo's vice president and general manager for the US service provider B=business. "Vubiquity's ViewNow service brings subscription movies to any device, anywhere, making it a natural addition to our strategy of providing the highest quality TV viewing experience to the subscriber – one that seamlessly and easily allows them to access all the content they love, whenever and wherever they want it."
ViewNow, which is available to more than ten million US households, offers movie content from major and independent studios that can be delivered in MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 as well as in a range of adaptive bitrate (ABR) profiles to allow for delivery to traditional set-top boxes as well as multi-platform devices such as PC and Mac, iOS and Android phones and tablets, and a range of other connected devices. In addition to multi-platform rights, the service includes download rights on a large number of titles.
"The AnyVU Streaming Service enables seamless access to a rich library of content, accelerates time to market, and leverages Vubiquity's economies of scale," said Doug Sylvester, president of Vubiquity. "The combination of AnyVU Streaming, ViewNow and TiVo enables service providers to launch a complete end-to-end service to consumer devices quickly with the deep content catalogue that consumers want and the robust and intuitive user experience that is TiVo's hallmark."