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TiVo Lightens Up

TiVo is using this week’s IBC show in Amsterdam to introduce TiVo Lite, a platform for lower-cost (and non-DVR) set-tops that take advantage of middleware from Cubiware and video search, recommendations and analytics from Digitalsmiths.

TiVo acquired Cubiware earlier this year, and bought Digitalsmiths in 2014.

TiVo said operators have the option to combine TiVo Lite STB clients with TiVo's mobile applications for iOS and Android, supporting linear TV, on-demand and OTT in and out of the customer’s home.

On the deal front, TiVo said Supercanal, a top MSO in Argentina, has picked Cubiware for a digital project that will enlist a company called Bold as the service’s integrator and  VOD service provider. The resulting offering will also include Cubiware's Portal Server and Multiscreen (CubiGo) apps. Additionally, apart from linear TV, set-top boxes will support over the top and video on demand from FoxPlay and Telecine, TiVo said. 

TiVo ended its fiscal Q2 with 6.03 million total subs (941,000 TiVo-owned, and 5.09 million through MSO partners).