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Cable Onda expands offerings via TiVo Gateway DVR solution

MUMBAI: Cable Onda, a leading television service provider in Panama, has agreed to expand its offerings and will soon offer its customers the latest TiVo Gateway DVR solution.

With the TiVo Gateway DVR, customers in Panama will have access to TiVo’s multi-room solution that complements Cable Onda’s TV offerings with available over-the-top (OTT) content, including Netflix, YouTube and hundreds of additional apps. Existing Passport Guide customers will also get a major upgrade, enhanced with a video on demand (VOD) Discovery Dashboard, restart/replay and network DVR.

“We are very excited to introduce TiVo’s next-generation DVR solutions to our Panamanian customers. We are always looking for new ways to leverage the most innovative advancements and with this upgrade, we’re able to improve functionality and provide advanced features like 4K and leading OTT content,” said Michael Maduro, vice president, Cable Onda. “The integration with Cable Onda’s set-top boxes is seamless, meeting our customers’ entertainment discovery needs for both legacy and next-gen solutions. It allows us to bring the very best in entertainment to all of our viewers.”

The combination of both solutions, TiVo’s Gateway DVR and Discovery Dashboard, enables Cable Onda to serve current subscribers as well as attract new customers with a higher level of service. TiVo’s Gateway DVR offers a 4K UHD multi-room solution for DVR, tablets and smartphones that makes it easier for binge-watching, entertainment fanatics to find and enjoy their favorite shows and movies, across all their content sources, live or on-the-go.

Cable Onda will also have additional features on Passport, including restart/replay capabilities and network DVR, which will complement time-shifting across Cable Onda’s entire service offering. On Passport, the Discovery Dashboard also offers enhanced VOD discovery experiences with a graphically-rich user interface that allows viewers to browse the most popular content by genre.

“We are excited to collaborate with Cable Onda. At TiVo, we help service provider partners compete in a rapidly changing competitive marketplace,” said Michael Hawkey, senior vice president and general manager, user experience, TiVo. “Through our innovations and compelling content discovery solutions, customers are delivering the video solutions that today’s subscribers want. With our flagship Gateway DVR solution unifying the best of traditional video and OTT, complemented with enhancements to traditional set-top boxes, we’re helping Cable Onda keep their viewers connected to the entertainment they love.”

Discovery Dashboard is designed as an add-on application for Passport Guide HD 7.0 that provides a graphically rich interface of featured and popular video on demand content, customisable by operators or organised into top categories such as featured, trending, new to video on demand, top movies, and top television shows.

Additionally, the TiVo Gateway DVR solution features multi-room, multi-screen and seamlessly connected experience capabilities that use the Arris gateway box, TiVo Mini, and TiVo iOS and Android apps for smartphones and tablets. Service providers can seamlessly integrate over-the-top content, linear TV, and video on demand for a more seamless, unified consumer experience when subscribers search for content regardless of device, content source, anytime, anywhere.