Virgin Media has announced the first details of its upcoming TiVo-powered HD/3D set-top box, which will give customers 1 TeraByte of storage for personal recordings. The new HD/3D set-top will launch alongside Virgin Media’s new TiVo-powered next generation connected TV service scheduled for later this year, and will be capable of storing up to 500 hours of content.

Powered by Virgin Media’s unique fiber optic network, the box will also feature its own dedicated internal modem able to deliver HD video and other online services without impacting customers’ regular broadband connections. As a result, Virgin Media’s new TiVo-powered service will not only be able to deliver linear TV alongside a TV on demand offering, but will also be able to support online video in HD straight to customers’ TVs without having to sacrifice other online activities when in use.

Virgin Media and TiVo announced plans to join forces in November 2009. Virgin Media and TiVo have developed a unique converged TV and interactive service.

The Daily

Subscribe

People

Susan Fox was promoted to svp, government relations for Disney , reporting to general counsel Alan Braverman . Fox, formerly vp of government relations, succeeds Richard Bates , who died in December. –

Read the Full Issue
The Skinny is delivered on Tuesday and focuses on the cable profession. You'll stay in the know on the headlines, topics and special issues you value most. Sign Up

Jobs

Seeking an INDUSTRY JOB? VIEW JOBS

Hiring? In conjunction with our sister brand, Cynopsis, we are offering hiring managers a deep pool of media-savvy, skilled candidates at a range of experience levels and sectors, The result will be an even more robust industry job board, to help both employers and job seekers.

Contact John@cynopsis.com for more information.