GCI Launches TiVo Offering
Next-Generation Advanced TV Deployment Brings GCI Subscribers in Alaska Most Advanced, Multi-Screen and Multi-Source TV Service
SAN JOSE, CA and ANCHORAGE, AK -- (Marketwire) -- 03/21/13 -- TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), a leader in the advanced television entertainment market, and GCI (General Communication, Inc.), today announced that the initial deployment of TiVo as GCI's next-generation, whole home advanced television solution has begun. GCI, one of the top 20 largest cable operators in the country, plans to offer TiVo across its entire subscriber base over the coming months.
This launch, following the initial announcement by GCI and TiVo last year, provides GCI customers with the TiVo Premiere Q 4-tuner gateway DVR and TiVo Mini low-cost IP set-tops, with plans to offer the 6-tuner Pace XG1 gateway later this year. The offering combines linear cable television with integrated on demand and broadband content through TiVo's award winning user interface, providing a consistent experience for any content on any screen and incorporating personalized recommendations and powerful search and discovery capabilities.
David Sandford, VP, GM of TiVo's Service Provider Business, said, "Fans of TV all around the world are increasingly demanding a superior television viewing experience throughout the entire home and on any screen. We are pleased that GCI turned to TiVo to make this advanced television platform a reality for its subscribers due to our proven track-history deploying our platforms. GCI was committed to offering TiVo to their customers as quickly as possible and our experience in implementing operator solutions allowed us to go from our initial announcement of this partnership to active GCI users in a very short period of time. We are very pleased to partner with GCI in bringing this offering to homes across Alaska in the days and weeks ahead."
Paul Landes, Senior Vice President - Consumer said, "Launching the GCI TV powered by TiVo experience is an important milestone for our company. Our valued customers will be able to immerse themselves in the best television viewing experience available. We commend TiVo for understanding what it takes to marry a third-party device with a complex cable system to meet our unique infrastructure needs in six short months. We are eager for our customers to enjoy the ultimate TV viewing experience."
GCI is the largest telecommunications company in Alaska. A pioneer in bundled services, GCI is the top provider of voice, data, and video services to Alaska consumers with a 70 percent share of the consumer broadband market. GCI is also the leading provider of communications services to enterprise customers, particularly large enterprise customers with complex data networking needs. More information about GCI can be found at www.gci.com.
Founded in 1997, TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO) developed the first commercially available digital video recorder (DVR). Today TiVo is a global leader in advanced television service for virtually any platform or device. TiVo offers its service directly to consumers, and also distributes its technology and services through solutions tailored for cable, satellite and broadcasting companies. Since its founding, TiVo has evolved into the ultimate single-solution media center by combining its patented DVR technologies and universal cable box capabilities with the ability to aggregate, search and deliver millions of pieces of broadband, cable and broadcast content directly to the television. TiVo also continues to weave itself into the fabric of the media industry by providing interactive advertising solutions and audience research and measurement ratings services to the television industry www.tivo.com.
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This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements relate to, among other things, GCI's future distribution and deployment of TiVo's products and services to its customers, including the 6-tuner Pace XG1 gateway digital video recorder later this year. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as, "believe," "expect," "may," "will," "intend," "estimate," "continue," or similar expressions or the negative of those terms or expressions. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to vary materially from those expressed in or indicated by the forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially include delays in development, competitive service offerings and lack of market acceptance, as well as the other potential factors described under "Risk Factors" in TiVo's public reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including TiVo's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2013 and Current Reports on Form 8-K. TiVo cautions you not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which reflect an analysis only and speak only as of the date hereof. TiVo disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.