In an effort to expand reach in the European market, TiVo has partnered with Ness Software Engineering Services (SES).
A European development centre will be based in the Romanian city of lasi. As TiVo continues to expand operations internationally the centre will provide it with the ability to grow European R&D capabilities.
NESS will initially help bring TiVo to the European market by providing a dedicated R&D team, but eventually TiVo intends to fully own the facility.
Commenting on the development, Dan Phillips, TiVo’s COO and SVP of engineering, said, “After an in-depth evaluation, we found Romania to be an exceptional location for our new engineering centre. 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,” he said.
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.”