TiVo expands patent agreement with Google to include YouTube TV | Infrastructure | News | Rapid TV News
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Just two weeks after launching its Next-Gen TV platform, entertainment technology and audience insights provider TiVo has expanded its multi-year patent licence agreement with Google to expressly include YouTube TV.

youtube 7 aug 2017The new agreement covers Google’s use of TiVo’s patented technologies worldwide, and offers a licence for Google’s products and services across Internet-based platforms and devices.

The deal expands upon the one struck in 2014, covering Google’s use of patented video discovery technologies from Rovi, now a TiVo company. It offers a broad licence for Google’s product and services across Internet-based platforms and devices.

“The world of video entertainment is expanding with exciting new consumer offerings such as YouTube TV,” said Arvin Patel, executive vice president and chief intellectual property officer of TiVo subsidiary Rovi. “We are thrilled to extend our relationship with Google through the license of TiVo’s innovations and technology that further consumers’ ability to find and enjoy content on the device of their choice.”

The Next-Gen TV platform is designed to enable operators to adapt to a rapidly changing market and emerging customer segments with a set of unified products and deployment options across QAM, hybrid and IPTV. Powered by cloud services, the platform is intended to give providers the ability to anticipate and quickly address customer needs.