TiVo Partners With Flingo to Enable Rapid Video Publishing and AppDeployment on TiVo Premiere Set-Top Boxes
Flingo's LaunchPad Platform Combines the Best of Web and TV Entertainment With Social Sharing Capabilities
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Feb 14, 2013 (Menafn - MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --Flingo (www.flingo.tv), the world's largest publisher of Smart TVapps, today announced that TiVo Inc. has integrated Flingo'sLaunchPad video platform into TiVo(R) Premiere set-top boxes,bringing over seventy streaming on-demand video applications toviewers' TVs for instant streaming. In addition to the streamingvideo channels previously available, TiVo Premiere owners now haveaccess to Flingo's complete portfolio of applications, includingvideo content from TMZ, A&E, History, Showtime, TV Guide, and overfifty other content partners, plus exclusive access to new contentdeveloped specifically for TiVo subscribers through the "Launchpadfor TiVo."
"People are demanding access to online streaming content from thecomfort of their own living room, and TiVo's offerings has evolved tosupport that demand," said Tara Maitra, SVP and general manager ofcontent & media sales at TiVo Inc. "Flingo's platform and wide rangeof apps makes it possible for TiVo to offer even more choices to ourviewers, and we're excited to work with Flingo."
"TiVo changed the way we watch television forever," said AshwinNavin, CEO and co-founder of Flingo. "Working with TiVo allows us todrive further innovation into the world of TV by offering theconsumer substantially more content diversity and unparalleled socialfeatures in the living room."
Premiere owners have access to Flingo's complete portfolio ofapplications today.
About Flingo Founded in 2008, Flingo delivers a more engaging TVexperience through its portfolio of applications and TV platformtechnologies. Flingo publishes more Smart TV apps than any othercompany in the world and is a product and service of Free StreamMedia Corp. Flingo's automatic content recognition (ACR) platformuniquely identifies TV programs within 3 seconds through computervision, signal processing, video fingerprinting within Smart TVs.Flingo is currently available on over 15 million screens, in 118countries worldwide. For more information, please visithttp://flingo.tv/acr-syncapps.html, or follow @FlingoTV.
About TiVo Founded in 1997, TiVo Inc. TIVO developed thefirst commercially available digital video recorder (DVR), and todayTiVo is a global leader in advanced television service offeringproducts on multiple platforms and devices. TiVo offers its servicedirectly to consumers, and also distributes its technology andservices through solutions tailored for cable, satellite andbroadcasting companies. Since its founding, TiVo has evolved into theultimate single-solution media center by combining its patented DVRtechnologies and universal cable box capabilities with the ability toaggregate, search and deliver millions of pieces of broadband, cableand broadcast content directly to the television. TiVo also continuesto weave itself into the fabric of the media industry by providinginteractive advertising solutions and audience research andmeasurement ratings services to the television industry. www.tivo.com
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