Virgin Media unveils TiVo cloud storage plans
Virgin Media has unveiled plans to adopt cloud storage as part of its set-top box infrastructure in the future.
Neil Berkett, the cable company's chief executive, told an investor call that the user interface of its TiVo next-generation cable TV service is set to move into the cloud.
"As we move into the world of DOCSIS 3.1 and further on, we'll be moving the whole set-top box to the cloud in terms of storage and that will evolve," he was quoted by Broadband TV News as saying.
Mr Berkett explained Virgin Media has a roadmap in partnership with TiVo and represents "well over half" of all customer additions for the digital video recorder proposition.
In the three months to September 30th 2012, another 205,900 households signed up for Virgin Media's TiVo service, taking the total customer base to 1.14 million.
TiVo and Virgin are in "constant contact" regarding their future strategy, Mr Berkett revealed.
The Virgin Media chief went on to express his satisfaction at the company's progress towards making the move into the cloud, claiming the communications firm is either on a par with its rivals or ahead of them.