TiVo Partners with Flingo to Enable Rapid Video Publishing and App Deployment on TiVo Premiere Set-Top Boxes
Flingo’s LaunchPad platform combines the best of web and TV entertainment with social sharing capabilities
San Francisco, Calif. (14 Feb 2013)
Flingo, the world’s largest publisher of Smart TV apps, today announced that TiVo Inc. has integrated Flingo’s LaunchPad video platform into TiVo Premiere set-top boxes, bringing over seventy streaming on-demand video applications to viewers’ TVs for instant streaming. In addition to the streaming video channels previously available, TiVo Premiere owners now have access to Flingo’s complete portfolio of applications, including video content from TMZ, A&E, History, Showtime, TV Guide, and over fifty other content partners, plus exclusive access to new content developed specifically for TiVo subscribers through the “Launchpad for TiVo.”
“People are demanding access to online streaming content from the comfort of their own living room, and TiVo’s offerings has evolved to support that demand,” said Tara Maitra, SVP and general manager of content & media sales at TiVo Inc. “Flingo’s platform and wide range of apps makes it possible for TiVo to offer even more choices to our viewers, and we’re excited to work with Flingo.”
“TiVo changed the way we watch television forever,” said Ashwin Navin, CEO and co-founder of Flingo. “Working with TiVo allows us to drive further innovation into the world of TV by offering the consumer substantially more content diversity and unparalleled social features in the living room.”
Premiere owners have access to Flingo’s complete portfolio of applications today.
Founded in 2008, Flingo delivers a more engaging TV experience through its portfolio of applications and TV platform technologies. Flingo publishes more Smart TV apps than any other company in the world and is a product and service of Free Stream Media Corp. Flingo’s automatic content recognition (ACR)platform uniquely identifies TV programs within 3 seconds through computer vision, signal processing, video fingerprinting within Smart TVs. Flingo is currently available on over 15 million screens, in 118 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit http://flingo.tv/acr-syncapps.html, or follow @FlingoTV.
Founded in 1997, TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO) developed the first commercially available digital video recorder (DVR), and today TiVo is a global leader in advanced television service offering products on multiple platforms and devices. TiVo offers its service directly to consumers, and also distributes its technology and services through solutions tailored for cable, satellite and broadcasting companies. Since its founding, TiVo has evolved into the ultimate single-solution media center by combining its patented DVR technologies and universal cable box capabilities with the ability to aggregate, search and deliver millions of pieces of broadband, cable and broadcast content directly to the television. TiVo also continues to weave itself into the fabric of the media industry by providing interactive advertising solutions and audience research and measurement ratings services to the television industry. www.tivo.com.