Cox Communications to promote TiVo Premiere with Cox VoD

Cox Communications to promote TiVo Premiere with Cox VoD
(Telecompaper) Digital video recorder services provider TiVo and US cable operator Cox Communications have entered into an agreement whereby the two companies will offer TiVo Premiere with integrated Cox On Demand service to Cox subscribers. Cox will make its entire VoD library available via retail DVR, and TiVo Premiere will integrate the cable VoD service, along with linear television and broadband content, through its box’s user interface and search features. As part of the agreement, Cox will promote TiVo Premiere to its subscribers, support TiVo Premiere as an optional set-top, offer the TiVo service through its call centres and provide free installation for TiVo Premiere boxes purchased by subscribers at Best Buy and other retail and online outlets including TiVo’s own website. Customers will need a CableCard for access to Cox services. Cox will promote TiVo Premiere via its website, cross-channel advertising, and via direct marketing to its video and high-speed internet subscribers. Subscribers using a TiVo Premiere box will also be able to access TiVo’s suite of broadband content including movies and music, remote scheduling, multi-room viewing, interactive applications and TiVoToGo functionality. Cox plans to make its video on demand service available on TiVo Premiere boxes to subscribers in all its major markets.[Lees verder]

Maxcom up for sale
(Telecompaper) Mexican operator Maxcom Telecomunicaciones is up for sale. Maxcom said in a filing with the Mexican Stock Exchange that it has studied strategic options and has had talks with other market participants since the company was founded in 1996. Maxcom “remains open to having conversations,” but at the moment has not reached an agreement on any sort of deal, the company said. The operator is seeking bids from Telefonica and Vivendi, Bloomberg reports, citing two people with knowledge of the situation. According to the same sources, the tender is being run by Barclays Capital, who declined to be identified because the process is not public. Maxcom plans to seek offers in September, and potential bidders may include Telefonica and Vivendi, as well as Mexican companies Megacable Holdings, Axtel, Alestra and Grupo Televisa, said one of the sources. Megacable CEO Enrique Yamuni said in an e-mail statement that he is not currently interested in the Maxcom acquisition.[Lees verder]

Xinhua, China Mobile to establish search engine
(Telecompaper) Xinhua News Agency and China Mobile have signed an agreement to establish an internet search engine. The joint venture will be called Search Engine New Media International Communications and will offer services such as a search engine as well as internet and print advertising, Xinhua reports. China Mobile and Xinhua earlier partnered to provide mobile news and audio-visual programs to customers. The companies did not reveal a time frame for the plan or the size of the investments in the new venture.[Lees verder]

Cox Communications to promote TiVo Premiere with Cox VoD
(Telecompaper) Digital video recorder services provider TiVo and US cable operator Cox Communications have entered into an agreement whereby the two companies will offer TiVo Premiere with integrated Cox On Demand service to Cox subscribers. Cox will make its entire VoD library available via retail DVR, and TiVo Premiere will integrate the cable VoD service, along with linear television and broadband content, through its box’s user interface and search features. As part of the agreement, Cox will promote TiVo Premiere to its subscribers, support TiVo Premiere as an optional set-top, offer the TiVo service through its call centres and provide free installation for TiVo Premiere boxes purchased by subscribers at Best Buy and other retail and online outlets including TiVo’s own website. Customers will need a CableCard for access to Cox services. Cox will promote TiVo Premiere via its website, cross-channel advertising, and via direct marketing to its video and high-speed internet subscribers. Subscribers using a TiVo Premiere box will also be able to access TiVo’s suite of broadband content including movies and music, remote scheduling, multi-room viewing, interactive applications and TiVoToGo functionality. Cox plans to make its video on demand service available on TiVo Premiere boxes to subscribers in all its major markets.[Lees verder]

Maxcom up for sale
(Telecompaper) Mexican operator Maxcom Telecomunicaciones is up for sale. Maxcom said in a filing with the Mexican Stock Exchange that it has studied strategic options and has had talks with other market participants since the company was founded in 1996. Maxcom “remains open to having conversations,” but at the moment has not reached an agreement on any sort of deal, the company said. The operator is seeking bids from Telefonica and Vivendi, Bloomberg reports, citing two people with knowledge of the situation. According to the same sources, the tender is being run by Barclays Capital, who declined to be identified because the process is not public. Maxcom plans to seek offers in September, and potential bidders may include Telefonica and Vivendi, as well as Mexican companies Megacable Holdings, Axtel, Alestra and Grupo Televisa, said one of the sources. Megacable CEO Enrique Yamuni said in an e-mail statement that he is not currently interested in the Maxcom acquisition.[Lees verder]

Xinhua, China Mobile to establish search engine
(Telecompaper) Xinhua News Agency and China Mobile have signed an agreement to establish an internet search engine. The joint venture will be called Search Engine New Media International Communications and will offer services such as a search engine as well as internet and print advertising, Xinhua reports. China Mobile and Xinhua earlier partnered to provide mobile news and audio-visual programs to customers. The companies did not reveal a time frame for the plan or the size of the investments in the new venture.[Lees verder]