Atlantic Broadband Opens TiVo-Powered Portal

Atlantic Broadband has launched an authenticated TV Everywhere portal for Web browsers that’s powered by TiVo and, therefore, shares the general look and feel of TiVo’s interface for set-tops, smartphones and tablets.

The new portal, for Mac and PC browsers, provides access to more than 35,000 TV shows and movies and is supported by nearly 40 networks, including A&E, Fox, TNT, Comedy Central, NFL Network, Cartoon Network, USA Network, Starz, and NBC, the MSO said. 

The portal comes way of the partnership Atlantic Broadband and TiVo announced about a year ago. Atlantic Broadband was the first MSO  to deploy TiVo’s T6 platform, which is TiVo’s operator-optimized version of its retail-focused Roamio Plus DVR. Atlantic Broadband was among the first U.S.-based TiVo partners to integrate Netflix on leased boxes.

“We recognize the TV viewership landscape has changed and our customers need to be able to watch what they want -- on any screen,” said Joe Canavan, VP of product management for Atlantic Broadband, in a statement. “Because so much viewing happens on laptops and computers, it was crucial for us to deliver a superb online portal experience.”

Atlantic Broadband, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canada’s Cogeco Cable, serves more than 230,000 customers in western Pennsylvania, Miami Beach, Maryland/Delaware, and Aiken, S.C. Cogeco introduced its TiVo offering last month.