Telenor's Canal Digital
announce the start of a long-term strategic alliance which will see TiVo products introduced and distributed as the premier consumer experience for Canal Digital Direct-to-Home satellite customers in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland.
For Canal Digital, the alliance becomes one of the key pillars in its strategy to continue offering the most advanced and enjoyable television experience to viewers across Scandinavia. The TiVo product will be available exclusively through Canal Digital where it will serve as Canal Digital's next generation platform, seamlessly integrating linear satellite and terrestrial TV channels, Canal Digital's video-on-demand service, and a variety of current and future "OTT" services. TiVo's intuitive, high definition user experience has been identified by several operators in Europe as the most compelling solution for translating an increasingly complex world of content options into a fun and elegant experience for the consumer.
The relationship marks significant milestones in the evolution and growth of both companies. Apart from expanding into a thriving television market, this represents a highly strategic satellite platform with TiVo software and Canal Digital's first "networked" box that provides a variety of ground-breaking capabilities like universal search, home networking, and integration with mobile devices.
By partnering with TiVo, Canal Digital gets access to the most feature-rich and consumer friendly television software, while avoiding significant in-house development costs and the complexity of piecemeal alternatives.
Canal Digital and TiVo will be working with Conax for conditional access solutions as the companies implement and launch an integrated product. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.