TW Cable, TiVo Join Tech Emmy Haul

Time Warner Cable has won two Emmy Awards for Technology and Engineering for 2013 in the categories of the network DVR and video-on-demand dynamic ad insertion, while TiVo was recognized for its personalization and video search platform.

The first TWC award recognized the MSO’s “Pioneering  Work in Implementation and Deployment of a Network DVR,” with that work going back to 2001 and the original Mystro TV effort that helped to spawn “Start Over” and other advanced video services and applications. Cablevision is also notching an tech Emmy in the nDVR category.  

Time Warner Cable’s second tech Emmy will recognize the MSO’s efforts with VOD dynamic ad insertion, which enables programmer to insert relevant ads into on-demand programming on the fly and extract more value out of their high-value content using cable’s VOD platform.

TiVo, meanwhile, said it got the award for “Technical and Engineering Achievement for Personalized Recommendation Engines for Video Discovery.”

TWC has previously won tech Emmys for “Best Use of On Demand Technology Over Private Networks for Start Over (2005-2006); “Development, Productization and Commercialization of Interactive Video on Demand Two-Way Infrastructure and Signaling” (2006-2007); Full-Service Network (2011); “Pioneering the Development of Multi-Room DVR (2011-2012); and “Development and Commercialization of Cable Interconnects for Local Video Ad Insertion” (ADLINK, 2011-2012).

This will be TiVo’s fourth Emmy. It won the others for “Pioneering the Development of Personalized In-home Digital Video Recorder” (2001); “Outstanding Achievement in Interactive Television (TiVo Service, 2006); “Outstanding Achievement in Interactive Television” (TiVo Service, 2006); and  “Outstanding Innovation and Achievement in Advanced Media Technology (TiVo Interactive Advertising Platform, 2007).

The awards will be presented at a banquet taking place at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014.