TiVo and thePlatform Tapped by RCN for TV Everywhere Solution

Wed May 30, 2012 8:30am EDT

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  ALVISO, CA and SEATTLE, WA and PRINCETON, NJ, May 30
(Marketwire) -- 
TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), the creator of and a leader in advanced
television services, including digital video recorders (DVRs), for
consumers, content distributors and consumer electronics manufacturers,
and thePlatform, the leading white-label video publishing company, today
announced that they have been selected by RCN Telecom Services, LLC, a
leading provider of all-digital and high definition video, high-speed
internet, and premium voice services, to create RCN's forthcoming TV
Everywhere portal. 

    The new TV Everywhere portal will feature the ability to watch video over
an Internet connection, plus seamless integration with RCN's linear
television and On Demand offering, all accessible through the rich TiVo
user experience. thePlatform's cloud-based, mpx management system will
collect, protect, and publish online video to RCN's TV Everywhere portal
across IP-connected devices. The new solution will ensure there is a
common, simple user interface across all the devices that authenticated
RCN subscribers use to access their TV content in and out of the home.

    The new offering will enable RCN video households access to the renowned
TiVo user experience, including universal search, browse,
recommendations, personalization, playback and much more. The RCN TV
Everywhere portal will go beyond traditional TV Everywhere offerings by
unifying linear, operator VOD, and RCN TV Everywhere content. The
seamless experience will include a single sign on, embedded playback, and
integration with DVR features where a TiVo DVR is present including
remote scheduling and set-top box management. 

    RCN plans to initially offer thousands of free on-demand titles including
a broad range of movies and TV episodes and plans to rapidly scale the
number of titles, and programs.

    Jim Holanda, CEO of RCN, stated, "We've experienced tremendous success
with the TiVo user experience with both our DVR and whole-home offerings,
and are excited about extending that proposition to our entire video
subscriber base. Coupled with thePlatform's back-end expertise, we're
building a compelling new experience to extend the subscription value for
our customers. With our new TV Everywhere offering RCN will continue to
lead the industry with advanced television solutions and meet our
subscriber demand for access to content anywhere, anytime at no
additional cost."

    David Sandford, Vice President and General Manager of TiVo's Service
Provider Business, said, "RCN is one of our most innovative partners and
we are excited to expand TiVo's current suite of services to now enable
access to content across multiple screens both in and out of the home.
This solution will provide unparalleled integration with TiVo's set-top
box, tablet and smart-phone interfaces for those subscribers utilizing
the RCN-TiVo whole-home solution, making the television viewing
experience that much easier and enjoyable."

    "RCN is a leader in providing advanced TV and communications services,
and we're very proud that they have selected mpx to help extend their
efforts online and beyond," said Ian Blaine, CEO of thePlatform. "We look
forward to working with RCN and TiVo to deliver a compelling new class of
video services to RCN's customers." 

    RCN's TV Everywhere portal will be deployed in phases beginning later
this year. Additional details about the implementation or financial terms
were not disclosed.

    About TiVo Inc.
 Founded in 1997, TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO) developed the
first commercially available digital video recorder (DVR). TiVo offers
the TiVo service and TiVo DVRs directly to consumers online at
www.tivo.com and through third-party retailers. TiVo 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. An economical,
one-stop-shop for in-home entertainment, TiVo's intuitive functionality
and ease of use puts viewers in control by enabling them to effortlessly
navigate the best digital entertainment content available through one
box, with one remote, and one user interface, delivering the most dynamic
user experience on the market today. 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. 

    TiVo and the TiVo Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of TiVo
Inc. or its subsidiaries worldwide. Copyright 2012 TiVo Inc. All rights
reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective
owners.

    About thePlatform
 thePlatform(TM) is a leading white-label video
management and publishing company. Media companies rely on thePlatform as
their open, central hub for managing, monetizing, and syndicating
billions of professionally produced video views annually. The company's
services provide proven versatility for designing and supporting video
businesses on PCs, mobile, and TV. Customers include: A+E Networks,
Cablevision, CBC, Comcast, Cox Communications, HIT Entertainment, Liberty
Global, NBC Local Media, Outdoor Channel, PBS, PBS KIDS Sprout, Rogers,
Shaw Media, Sky Television Network, Time Warner Cable, Travel Channel
Media, truTV and numerous others. With more than a decade history of
service, thePlatform is an independent subsidiary of Comcast, based in
Seattle, Wash. For more information: www.thePlatform.com. 

    About RCN
 About RCN Telecom Services, LLC is a privately-held
competitive broadband services provider delivering all-digital and
high-definition video, high-speed internet and premium phone services to
residential and small-medium business customers. RCN's primary service
areas include Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley (PA), New
York City, Boston and Chicago.

    For more information on RCN, please visit www.rcn.com.

    This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of
the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements
relate to, among other things, TiVo and RCN's development and timing of
the RCN TV Everywhere portal across the RCN subscriber network utilizing
the TiVo user interface. Forward-looking statements generally can be
identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as, "believe,"
"expect," "may," "will," "intend," "estimate," "continue," or similar
expressions or the negative of those terms or expressions. Such
statements involve risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual
results to vary materially from those expressed in or indicated by the
forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause actual results to
differ materially include delays in development, competitive service
offerings and lack of market acceptance, as well as the other potential
factors described under "Risk Factors" in the Company's public reports
filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the
Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January
31, 2012. The Company cautions you not to place undue reliance on
forward-looking statements, which reflect an analysis only and speak only
as of the date hereof. TiVo disclaims any obligation to update these
forward-looking statements.

    

Contact:
Erik Milster 
For TiVo Inc. 
(212) 446-1866 
emilster@sloanepr.com  

Jeremy Pemble 
For thePlatform 
(206) 381-3600 
jeremy@jlmpartners.com

Cindy Gilsenan
For RCN
(609) 681-2180
cgilsenan@patmedia.us 

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