Feeds

TiVo chief downunder ejects to the US

Kicked upstairs

Intelligent flash storage arrays

The struggling Australian operation of TiVo, operated by Hybrid TV Services, has quietly lost its founding CEO Robbee Minicola, who has moved to a board position with the company and returned to her native USA.

The company has yet to issue an official announcement regarding the executive changes, however Minicola confirmed her departure via Twitter on September 7. “Haven't really 'left' - I am now on the Board and our CMO is now the GM ANZ for the biz. So still connected!”

Hybrid TV chief marketing officer Tim Boys has taken her role as CEO of Hybrid TV Australia and New Zealand which is the Australasian licensee of TiVo and owned by Seven West Media and TVNZ. Telecom New Zealand is its major ISP partner in New Zealand.

Prior to joining Hybrid Television Services, Boys was an account director at Euro RSCG on the Sony Australia business and was also a marketing communications executive at Panasonic Australia.

Minicola, a seasoned digital executive, joined Hybrid TV in late 2008 to launch the TiVo service. It is understood that her contact had ended. “Ready for the next challenge – living stateside now after working abroad for the past 27 years!” she also tweeted.

Earlier this year, TiVo shed around Australian 40 staff including its CTO and stripped operations down to skeleton staff.

Despite powerful backers in the Seven Network in Australia and TVNZ and Telecom NZ across the Tasman, TiVo has consistently failed to get market traction locally. The advent of national broadband networks in both territories will also pose growth hurdles unless a departure in strategy is implemented. ®

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
Scrapping the Human Rights Act: What about privacy and freedom of expression?
Justice minister's attack to destroy ability to challenge state
WHY did Sunday Mirror stoop to slurping selfies for smut sting?
Tabloid splashes, MP resigns - but there's a BIG copyright issue here
Google hits back at 'Dear Rupert' over search dominance claims
Choc Factory sniffs: 'We're not pirate-lovers - also, you publish The Sun'
EU to accuse Ireland of giving Apple an overly peachy tax deal – report
Probe expected to say single-digit rate was unlawful
Inequality increasing? BOLLOCKS! You heard me: 'Screw the 1%'
There's morality and then there's economics ...
Hey Brit taxpayers. You just spent £4m on Central London ‘innovation playground’
Catapult me a Mojito, I feel an Digital Innovation coming on
While you queued for an iPhone 6, Apple's Cook sold shares worth $35m
Right before the stock took a 3.8% dive amid bent and broken mobe drama
EU probes Google’s Android omerta again: Talk now, or else
Spill those Android secrets, or we’ll fine you
prev story

Whitepapers

A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.