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TiVo, Google expand patent deal to include YouTube

Agreement also covers Google's use of TiVo's patented technologies worldwide

TiVo has expanded its multi-year patent licence agreement with Google that to include its OTT service, YouTube TV.

Financial terms were not announced, but TiVo said the agreement covers Google’s use of TiVo’s patented technologies worldwide, and offers a licence for Google’s products and services across internet-based platforms and devices.

“The world of video entertainment is expanding with exciting new consumer offerings such as YouTube TV,” said Arvin Patel, executive vice president and chief intellectual property officer, Rovi Corporation, a TiVo company. 

“We are thrilled to extend our relationship with Google through the licence of TiVo’s innovations and technology that further consumers’ ability to find and enjoy content on the device of their choice.”