Evolution Intros TiVo-Based Program Guide
Evolution Digital has signed a certified guide renewal agreement with TiVo (NASDAQ:TIVO) to deploy eGUIDE, a newly designed interactive ...
Evolution Digital has signed a certified guide renewal agreement with TiVo (NASDAQ:TIVO) to deploy eGUIDE, a newly designed interactive program guide (IPG). eGUIDE, powered by TiVo Metadata, will feature navigation scheme similar to TiVo's current i-Guide. The new solution is intended to provide cable operators in the United States and Canada with an IP-capable alternative to migrate legacy set-top boxes using i-Guide.
eGUIDE is available on Evolution Digital's IP Hybrid eBOX, which can be configured to support all-IP video including live linear channels, IP VOD, network DVR and catchup TV. It features a 16:9 HD format, graphics and navigational features similar to iGuide. eGUIDE is enabled by TiVo's enhanced metadata services, which are designed to help users find their favorite TV shows and movies, as well as discover new content across various channels.
"Evolution Digital joined forces with TiVo to further our mission of offering low-cost solutions for cable operators seeking to transition to IP video distribution," said Brent Smith, president and CTO at Evolution Digital. "With eGUIDE, operators can easily upgrade customers with legacy set-top boxes and begin offering advanced IP video features, like video on demand, while minimizing user confusion by providing a familiar navigation scheme and remote control. It is a win-win for operators and for consumers."
The initial version of eGUIDE includes access to Evolution Digital's eVUE-TV IP video platform. eGUIDE is also designed to support targeted, interactive advertising.