Feeds

Tivo to return to UK in 2010

Virgin Media tie-in

Application security programs and practises

Virgin Media has announced impending plans to deliver Tivo to UK homes.

Tivo, the original PVR service, will provide “middleware and user interface software” for co-branded Virgin Media next-generation set-top boxes due to arrive in Blighty at some point next year.

Neil Berkett, CEO of Virgin Media, said: “Our fibre-optic network combined with Tivo’s capabilities will allow us to offer consumers the most significantly advanced and compelling TV service available in the UK.”

Little has been said about how Tivo will operate on Virgin Media’s STBs in the UK. Presumably, UK Tivo will feel and function much like it already does in North America, where customers can, for example, automatically record an entire series of Lost and search for shows by actors.

Google already displays a link to the “Tivo UK Official Homepage”, though the site isn’t currently active.

In related news, Google has inked a deal with Tivo to let the search engine snoop on audience numbers as a way of fuelling its TV advertising business.

Tivo first came to the UK in 2000 on the back of a partnership with Sky and set-top box maker Thomson. Sales were suspended in January 2003, and there has been no official Tivo offering here since then. ®

The Power of One Infographic

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Securing Web Applications Made Simple and Scalable
Learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.