Technicolor to Integrate TiVo IPG

TiVo and Technicolor team up to offer integrated PVR solution

May 21, 2010

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PARIS, and ALVISO, Calif. -- TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), a leader in advanced television services and personal video recorders (PVRs), and Technicolor (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TCH), a leading provider of production, postproduction, and distribution services to content creators and distributors, today announced that Technicolor will invest in and develop an advanced, TiVo-ready, high definition PVR set-top box for operators who license TiVo software.

Technicolor will port TiVo® software to its latest state-of-the-art DSI803 PVR hardware platform, giving operators the benefit of provisioning PVRs that are optimized for TiVo’s software. The integration of TiVo software and Technicolor hardware will reduce development and integration costs associated with operator deployment, reduce time to market, reduce complexity of implementation, and can be leveraged across multiple technology platforms with offerings to operators worldwide. The initial implementation is to support the initiative reported earlier this year between TiVo and Conax. It is expected to reach beyond to help accelerate deployment of Technicolor set-top-boxes fueled with TiVo’s software for TV operators around the world.

“As the convergence of linear television and broadband continues to take hold, operators need to deploy advanced television solutions that are cost efficient and ready for rapid deployment,” said Frederic Kurkjian, SVP – Satellite and Cable STB Business Unit at Technicolor. “As one of the leading set-top box provider in the world, operators were increasingly looking to Technicolor to help address this need. To manage this, we selected TiVo’s truly comprehensive solution for marrying TV and Internet content within a single, user-friendly and intuitive interface. TiVo’s vast understanding of what television viewers want, coupled with our expertise in manufacturing hardware and the platform porting work we are now doing, will be a major advantage for operators looking to leapfrog the competition.”

Technicolor (Euronext Paris: TCH; NYSE: TCH)

TiVo Inc. (Nasdaq: TIVO)

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