Welcome to the cable news roundup, T.G.I.F. edition.
TiVo Inc. (Nasdaq: TIVO) is developing an IP-based set-top that will launch "by the end of summer," company CEO and President Tom Rogers said on Thursday's earnings call. Rogers said the device will work in conjunction with a primary gateway as part of a new whole-home platform that can serve multiple TV sets hanging off the home network. TiVo already makes a non-DVR set-top for a whole-home set-up, but the new IP-only device aims to reduce costs, Rogers said, adding that it will become a "complement to the core TiVo unit." TiVo's current whole-home platform for MSOs teams the four-tuner Premiere Q gateway with a client box called the Preview. (See TiVo Tunes Up Multi-Room DVRs for Cable .)
Rogers also shed more light on a new accessory that TiVo previewed at the Consumer Electronics Show in January that can stream live and recorded content from the primary TiVo box to tablets, PCs and smartphones via Wi-Fi. The device, which will also let users side-load recorded content to mobile units, will handle four simultaneous video streams, Rogers said. TiVo hasn't revealed a launch date, but Rogers said it's expected out later this year.
Dish Network LLC (Nasdaq: DISH) will close another 500 Blockbuster stores deemed to be underperforming and unprofitable, the company said on Thursday's fourth-quarter earnings call. The latest cuts account for about a third of Blockbuster's remaining stores, according to Reuters. Last fall, Dish unveiled Blockbuster Movie Pass, its first integrated product bundle from its acquisition of the movie rental chain. (See Dish Bundles Up Blockbuster .)
Lower set-top shipments contributed to an 18 percent decline in revenues in the fourth quarter of 2011 at Technicolor (Euronext Paris: TCH; NYSE: TCH), which already has a restructuring underway that will result in the laying off of about 600 employees this year, notes Broadband TV News.
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Didi Dayton explores Symantec's emerging enterprise security strategies for service providers. Highlights include 'killing the password,' self-defense, advanced analytics and adaptive response in a service provider architecture.
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