Set top box firm TiVo has announced “a multi-year extension” of its deal with Liberty Global which allows the cable giant to continue using TiVo’s intellectual property, including various patents, in its set top boxes.
Liberty is the owner of UK pay-TV firm Virgin Media which operates two set top boxes incorporating TiVo functionality.
The extended deal provides it with expanded access to TiVo’s patent portfolios and covers all Liberty Global subsidiaries.
“We have a long-standing, wide-ranging relationship with Liberty Global around the world as a trusted technology supplier,” said Tom Carson, president and CEO, TiVo.
“Liberty Global’s expanded license helps them optimize entertainment experiences for their customers and underscores the value TiVo brings to modern TV and broadband leaders around the world.”