Singapore — TiVo Corporation, a global leader in entertainment technology and audience insights and Funai Electric, a major global consumer electronics manufacturer, announced that Funai has renewed its multi-year product and intellectual property (IP) license for entertainment products across Japan, North America and Europe.
“TiVo’s comprehensive entertainment discovery patent portfolio enables Funai to deliver advanced features and functionalities that make our products more competitive, while enhancing the entertainment viewing experiences for our consumers,” said Hideaki Funakoshi, president, Funai Electric.
On the cusp of re-entering the Japanese market with its 4K TV sets, Funai has licensed TiVo’s electronic program guides, including G-Guide and G-Guide xD, to provide consumers with more TV search options and greater convenience along with remote recording functions. Funai will also implement TiVo’s G-Guide HTML in its future 4K TV models.
“This agreement enables Funai to deliver highly-personalized entertainment discovery experiences to their customers in multiple regions,” said Michael Hawkey, senior vice president and general manager, User Experience, TiVo. “It’s a testament to the strength of TiVo’s innovative technology portfolio in delivering the ultimate entertainment experience.”
TiVo has spent decades investing in research and development to create market-leading technologies for the media and entertainment industry. TiVo’s innovative solutions touch practically every aspect of consumers’ day-to-day interaction with their entertainment, enabling customers to build customized, next-generation digital entertainment solutions for users around the globe.