Creating the Future

 

 

Innovation @ TiVo

Our unique #InnovationByTiVo inventor program enables all employees, regardless of function, to be part of our innovation engine. Throughout our teams, departments and job functions around the world, TiVo employees are designing and creating the next generation of entertainment technology. 

 

 

 

We Dream

 

We Design

 

We Develop

 

We Deliver

 

Innovation Timeline

2017

The New TiVo Experience

The next generation of the iconic
TiVo interface is here, featuring voice control, personalized content
predictions and universal search
in a sleek new design.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016

Cloud-Based Watchlist

We introduce the cloud-based WatchList, allowing easier access to favorite content from every device.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015

TiVo BOLT

We launch our first unified 4K entertainment system. Our customers
enjoy instant access to content 
available on live TV, DVR, VOD
and popular streaming apps.

 

 

 

 

 

2014

TiVo’s Knowledge Graph

Our dynamic Knowledge Graph
takes content discovery to a
new level. With 100+ million connections,
it’s constantly evolving to
provide highly relevant
search results and tailored
recommendations for every
individual, situation and moment. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013

Network PVR

TiVo’s Network PVR (nPVR)
is announced. nPVR is a cloud-based DVR service and a cost-effective, feature-rich first step for operators transitioning to IPTV.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012

Video Metadata Goes Global

We become the leading
international video metadata
provider, with new coverage
of rapidly growing markets,
such as Brazil, Russia,
India and China.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011

Social Media Integration

We integrate social media into our guides and expand our metadata coverage to include OTT content. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010

Whole-Home DVR

With Whole-Home DVR, viewers gain the ability to pause a recorded show in one room, then start it from the same point in another.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2009

Amazon Video Integration

We announce integration with Amazon Video On Demand, which allows TiVo users to download HD TV shows and movies from the service. Netflix streaming integration follows one year later.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2008

Universal Search Across Content Sources

With the availability of over-the-top (OTT) content, we dramatically reduce the time it takes to find shows and movies across linear, on-demand and OTT sources through universal search.

 

 

 

 

2004

HD DVR

Looking better than ever, our iconic user interface and recordings are now available in high definition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2002

Home Media Sharing

We make it possible to share personal media from a home network to the TV — family photos, home videos and more. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2001

Technical Emmy Award for Inventing DVR

We’re awarded a Technology & Engineering Emmy® by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for creating, developing and advancing DVR technology and services. More Emmys follow in 2006, 2012, 2013 and 2014 for contributions to the TV experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1999

Digital Video Recorder (DVR)

TiVo’s revolutionary DVR debuts at CES, giving viewers the ability to pause, rewind and fast-forward live TV. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1996

Parental Controls

Users can now limit programming access based on content ratings and other criteria.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1995

One-Touch Recording

The Starsight CB1500 is introduced, providing VCR recording control from the grid.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1993

Full-Service Network Grid

With the addition of the “mini guide” and “browse” features, viewers gain the ability to interactively scroll through channels and select programming to watch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1988

Prevue Guide

Video is incorporated into the scrolling guide with the launch of Prevue Guide — similar to what we’re using three decades later.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1981

The EPG Channel

Viewers can find out what’s on with the launch of the first scrolling electronic program guide (EPG) channel. When people wanted to control the speed, we started developing the interactive program guide (IPG).

 

 

 

 

 

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