August 17, 2013
Anchorage, AK – GCI (General Communication, Inc.) has brought TiVo’s whole home advanced television solution to Fairbanks, Alaska. With this summer’s launch, GCI becomes the first MSO in North America to offer the TiVo interface on the Pace-built XG1 DVR, which features six tuners and a DOCSIS 3.0 modem.
"We are excited to bring GCI TV powered by TiVo to Fairbanks and are eager for our customers to be able to immerse themselves in the ultimate TV viewing experience”, said Paul Landes, Senior Vice President - Consumer. “With this new service, customers in Fairbanks can now record up to six shows at the same time."
GCI TV powered by TiVo’s award-winning user interface makes it easy for customers to access and discover both linear programming and Video on Demand through its personalized recommendations and powerful search and discovery capabilities. The experience is further enhanced with the TiVo Mini, a low-cost option for viewing content in additional rooms, and TiVo Stream, a device that effortlessly delivers video over Wi-Fi to tablets and smartphones on the home network, enabling customers to take their shows with them on-the-go.
Tom Elam, Vice President & General Manager, US Service Provider Business at TiVo, said, "Fans of TV all around the world are increasingly demanding a superior television viewing experience throughout the entire home and on any screen. We are pleased that GCI turned to TiVo to make this advanced television platform a reality for its subscribers due to our proven track-record deploying our platforms.”
GCI currently offers TiVo in Anchorage, Chugiak, Girdwood, Eagle River, Wasilla, Palmer, Juneau, Fairbanks, Eielson AFB, Fort Wainwright, North Pole, Ketchikan, Kenai, Kodiak, and Soldotna.
GCI is the largest telecommunications company in Alaska. A pioneer in bundled services, GCI is the top provider of voice, data and video services in Alaska, through which consumers can experience entertainment everywhere. GCI is also the leading provider of communications services to enterprise customers, particularly large enterprise customers with complex data networking needs. More information about GCI can be found at www.gci.com/about.
Shahid Butt, GCI