Pace, one of the most important providers of set-top boxes for cable companies in the US, has just announced that it has entered a partnership with TiVo to port the software developed by the latter to its STBs and gateways.
Pace has already licensed TiVo's Hardware Porting Kit and will work with its partner to build a verified TiVo platform.
This will provide operators who want to offer TiVo
solutions to their customers the choice of utilizing Pace set-top boxes
According to Pace, in order to simplify operational integration and speed to market, these devices will leverage the company’s provisioning and device management capabilities, and provide integrated high-speed data connectivity for broadband communications and content delivery.
The solution will also harness TiVo's whole-home capabilities, such as multi-room streaming and support for both traditional set-top and IP clients, including TiVo's mobile and tablet applications.
"We are thrilled to be working with TiVo as they have a great solution for operators looking to answer their customers' increased demand for advanced and hybrid TV capabilities," said Mike Pulli, CEO of Pace plc.
"We've seen increased interest from all segments of our service provider business to integrate the TiVo solution.
“In working together, we will provide an offering which seamlessly marries the operator's television and Internet services in an elegant and easy to use product for their end users," concluded the company’s rep.
Pace intends to offer implementations for both DVR
and advanced gateway set-top boxes globally, but so far it hasn’t mentioned when it expects these solution to arrive into the hands of cable operators.
The company did however say that the first such devices would be made available to operators in the Americas.