TiVo and Funai renew product and IP license

TiVo Corporation said Funai Electric renewed its multi-year product and intellectual property (IP) license for entertainment products across Japan, North America and Europe.

Funai has licensed TiVo’s electronic program guides including G-Guide and G-Guide xD.

Funai will also implement TiVo’s G-Guide HTML in its future 4K TV models.

Hideaki Funakoshi, president, Funai Electric, said: “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.”

Michael Hawkey, senior vice president and general manager, User Experience, TiVo, said: “This agreement enables Funai to deliver highly-personalized entertainment discovery experiences to their customers in multiple regions.”