TiVo has partnered with Ness Software Engineering Services (SES) in order to extend its ability to deliver next-generation television experiences by leveraging R&D services.
Ness SES will create an Engineering Centre in Iasi, Romania to help TiVo expand its European R&D capabilities as its international operations continue to grow. Initially, Ness SES will provide TiVo with a dedicated R&D team to help bring TiVo products to market. Over time, TiVo intends to transition the Engineering Centre into a fully TiVo-owned facility.
“After an in-depth evaluation, we found Romania to be an exceptional location for our new Engineering Centre,” said Dan Phillips, TiVo’s COO and SVP of engineering. “Excellent universities in Romania will provide talented IT graduates and the political and macroeconomic conditions are favourable to businesses. Our continued growth as a global leader in the Pay TV market will be significantly enhanced by the access to the highly skilled engineering talent in Romania. As we add to our existing exceptional teams in Silicon Valley, we will be able to increase the overall efficiency of our R&D activities while increasing our engineering efforts related to set-top box and mobile products development. We are very excited to support our on-going international expansion in Europe with a strategic presence in Romania.”
Paul Lombardo, CEO at Ness SES added, “We’re forging this relationship with TiVo, an iconic digital consumer brand, to play a larger part in the worldwide revolution in the design and deployment of advanced TV services. This relationship brings together the quality of our engineering talent and TiVo’s reputation and vision for delivering innovation that will address new opportunities in today’s digital economy.”