TiVo and Virgin Media announced an interactive iPad companion app designed to allow Virgin Media customers to use their Apple iPads to interact directly with their TiVo service and extend their viewing experience beyond the remote control. After installing the free TiVo companion app, users can interact with the TiVo user interface directly on their iPads to search across Virgin Media's content, including the TV Guide and its VOD library, without interrupting what they are already watching on TV. Virgin Media plans to rollout the software update, which will feature the companion app as well as other new features to be announced, in the coming months.
In Spain, ONO and TiVo announced deployment details of their next generation DVR offering. ONO is the exclusive distributor of TiVo's services in Spain, and TiVo will become the exclusive software provider for all next generation set-top boxes deployed by ONO. TiVo DVRs from ONO are expected to be available to select customers beginning this autumn.
Both announcements were made at IBC in Amsterdam.