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Entertainment technology and audience insights firm TiVo has made a further foray in extending its intellectual property through a multi-year IP licence agreement covering the consumer electronics brands of the Fnac Darty Group.

TiVo 4Jan2018Operating in eleven countries, Fnac Darty is a European provider of entertainment and leisure products, consumer electronics and household appliances. The group counts 26 000 employees and, as of December 2017, had a multi-format network of 728 stores, including 502 in France. Fnac Darty also claims to be France’s second e-commerce player in terms of traffic with nearly 20 million aggregated unique visitors per month generated from its two retail websites.

The European retailer of entertainment and leisure products, consumer electronics and household appliances has now taken on a multi-region European intellectual property licence enabling it to enhance its own branded set-top box (STB) and TV products with patented TiVo innovations. This will enable Fnac Darty to implement TiVo technologies in its home region.

“TiVo’s engagement with Fnac Darty demonstrates our leadership in delivering the ultimate entertainment experience to consumers across Europe,” explained Arvin Patel, executive vice president and chief IP officer at TiVo-owned company Rovi Corporation, “It is testament to our broad patent portfolios and innovations that are increasingly important to advanced search and discovery in the consumer electronics market. We’re pleased to help Fnac  Darty expand its offerings and grow its customer base with our innovations.”