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Suddenlink has TiVo’s Premiere in 40+ communities

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 3:19pm
Mike Robuck

TiVo PremiereWith the addition of four more communities in Texas, Suddenlink Communications has the TiVo Premiere DVR available in more than 40 communities across its footprint.

The most recent additions to the ranks of the TiVo Premiere-enabled cities are Sulphur Springs, Clarksville, Mt. Pleasant and Paris, Texas.

Since the initial launches in December 2010, TiVo Premiere has launched in more than 40 Suddenlink communities in Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas and West Virginia.

Suddenlink said it plans to expand the availability of the device to additional markets throughout this year.

In December, Suddenlink said its TiVo Premiere users would be able to start watching a recorded program in one room and then resume watching it in another.

In addition to multi-room viewing of recorded content, Suddenlink’s TiVo Premiere users can also watch their recordings on any TV connected to a TiVo Premiere device.

By using TiVo Premiere, Suddenlink is able to serve up content from its VOD library, as well as streaming video content from the Internet. In addition to integrated search functions, TiVo Premiere offers users remote scheduling; apps for the iPhone and iPad; full HD support; and the ability to pause, rewind, and use slow motion and instant replay functions for live TV.

Earlier this week, DirecTV announced it was rolling out TiVo’s HD DVR across its entire footprint following a 10-city market trial that kicked off in December. The DirecTV TiVo DVR implementation doesn’t include the newer Premiere guide.

Also this week, Virgin Media said it had more than doubled the number of its TiVo users to 435,000 in the fourth quarter after initially launching it in June of last year.

Last year, Charter announced that it was launching TiVo Premiere in Texas, while RCN has TiVo Premiere deployed in several of its markets, including Chicago. In August, Texas-based Grande Communications announced it was going with TiVo Premiere as its DVR of choice.

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