Zenverge Content Networking IC Enables TiVo® Stream to Revolutionize Multiroom DVRs

Zenverge ZN200 Quad Stream Transcoder Enables TiVo® Viewers to Stream and Download Full-HD Recorded Content to Multiple IP-Connected Devices

Sep 06, 2012, 09:00 ET from Zenverge

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Zenverge, a leading developer of advanced content networking ICs, today announced that its ZN200 quad HD content networking SOC powers the TiVo® Stream, a sophisticated transcoding platform that connects TiVo Premiere multiroom digital video recorders (DVRs) with other IP-connected devices. Relying on the ZN200's powerful multistream networked transcoding technology, TiVo Stream enables television viewers owning a TiVo Premiere DVR to stream and download high-quality live and recorded content simultaneously to multiple wireless devices on the home network.

"Consumers enjoy the flexibility of watching their favorite programs throughout the home and on the road," said Jim Denney, V.P. of product marketing, TiVo. "Zenverge provides us with the advanced quad HD transcoding capabilities we need to deliver full HD video cost-effectively to the most popular tablets and mobile phones."

The TiVo Stream IP adapter and TiVo Premiere multiroom DVR provide a ubiquitous entertainment experience by simplifying home networking and providing a feature-rich TiVo user interface. TiVo Stream leverages Zenverge's ZN200 TransAll transcoding engine to offer superior video processing and networking technology by transcoding up to four HD video streams securely and seamlessly with CableLabs-approved TiVoGuard™. In addition, Zenverge's unique TransZip™ high-speed processing provides users with the ability to download recorded television content to their smartphones and tablet devices quickly for sync-n-go applications.

TiVo Stream will be available in retail and on Tivo.com. In North America, consumer electronics retailer Best Buy will market the innovative new product to provide consumers with a true HD viewing experience anytime, anywhere, and on any device. 

"Consumers today demand a consistent user experience across a wide range of devices, including TVs, mobile phones, and tablets," said Raghu Rao, E.V.P. of worldwide sales and business development, Zenverge. "Partnering with TiVo, we're able to transform the traditional set-top box into a gateway-centric solution that supports HD viewing on mobile phones and tablets."

To schedule a private demonstration and meeting with Zenverge during the week of IBC2012 in Amsterdam, please contact Afsoun Mobini at afsoun.mobini@zenverge.com. More information on Zenverge and its products is available at www.zenverge.com.

About TiVo (www.tivo.com)
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.

About Zenverge (www.zenverge.com) Zenverge is a fabless semiconductor company devoted to accelerating consumer access to next-generation digital content and services. The company is a leading developer of content networking ICs built around the patented TransAll™ technology, a core requirement for next-generation video services gateways. The company is based in Santa Clara, Calif.

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SOURCE Zenverge