Mediacom Opens Its TiVo Account

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Cable Show -- Mediacom Communications has become the latest large cable operator to introduce a next-gen video service powered by the TiVo Inc. platform. Mediacom, the eighth-largest MSO in the U.S. market, with more than 550,000 video service customers, announced here that it has begun rolling out TiVo's multi-room DVR service in a few unspecified markets. The new offering combines Mediacom's traditional linear TV service with TiVo's over-the-top (OTT) and video-on-demand (VoD) services. The move comes about nine months after Mediacom, which has sourced its customer premises equipment primarily from the Motorola Home operation that is now part of Arris Group Inc., struck its deal with TiVo. (See Mediacom Goes With TiVo and Arris Shows Off New Mojo.) Under the pact, Mediacom is beginning its rollout by deploying the TiVo Premiere Q four-tuner home gateway, TiVo Mini IP set-top box and "companion applications for iOS and Android devices," the companies noted in a press release. "We are thrilled at the speed and ease with which we were able to prepare for the launch of TiVo in our markets," said Mediacom Executive Vice President of Operations John Pascarelli in the release. "Mediacom wanted to move fast to offer a market-leading multi-room DVR and all screens solution. TiVo has really delivered for us," he added. — Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading
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