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24 May 2017 21:51 (South Africa)

TiVo and Virgin Media join forces in UK market

  • Branko Brkic
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    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

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After failing with its first crack at the British market, American set-top box maker TiVo is back for another go. This time the company has teamed up with Virgin Media, in a move that will pit the venture against the likes of BSkyB and Project Canvas. Due for release next year, the high definition set-top boxes will allow subscribers to access the Web and record TV programming to a hard-drive. TiVo will be Virgin Media’s exclusive partner in the UK market, and will provide the middleware and software for the company’s next-generation pay-TV products. Meanwhile, in the US on Wednesday, TiVo posted a third-quarter fiscal loss – but analysts expect this latest deal to turn the brand’s fortunes around. Read more: The Independent

  • Branko Brkic
    branko3048 a ray
    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

    Recent columns:

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