TiVo Locks In J:Com Renewal

TiVo said it has renewed an agreement with J:COM, Japan’s largest cable operator, in the form of a multi-year license for TiVo’s G-Guide and other intellectual property.

TiVo said the new license agreement covers J:COM’s cable VOD service, and has been expanded to cover OTT subscribers accessing content on mobile devices and PCs. G-Guide is an HTML5-based guide, and an "xD" implementation is a mobile version for smartphones and tablets. 

TiVo said the agreement also extends to J:COM’s license to cover its over-the-top subsidiaries. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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