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GCI broadens TiVo deployment in Alaska

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 12:50pm

GCI (General Communications Inc.) has rolled TiVo’s next generation, whole-home TV platform into the Alaskan towns of Kenai and Soldotna.

The partnership was first announced last year and this past GCI became the first North American cable operator to deploy Pace’s XGI gateway on its user interface platform.

“With this new service, customers on the Peninsula can now record up to six shows at the same time using only one set-top box,” said Paul Landes, senior vice president, consumer services, GCI.

Aside of the latest additions, GCI, which is Alaska’s largest telecommunications company and the nation’s 20th-largest cable operator, currently offers TiVo in Anchorage, Chugiak, Girdwood, Eagle River, Wasilla, Palmer, Juneau, Fairbanks, Eielson AFB, Fort Wainwright, North Pole, Ketchikan, and Kodiak. GCI has previously said it planned on having TiVo in place across its entire footprint by next year.

Pace’s XG1 gateway features integrated DOCSIS 3.0 and transcoding capabilities, which allow GCI’s subscribers to access video streaming on multiple connected devices in their homes.

In May of last year, Pace and TiVo announced they had collaborated on the six-tuner, hybrid QAM/IP video XGI gateway that featured TiVo’s user interface.  

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