No mention of TiVo litigation during their CC today. I found this exchange interesting.
Richard Greenfield - BTIG, LLC, Research Division
Could you just give us a sense of how you're introducing new and existing subscribers to Wideband Internet, meaning essentially your marketing strategies for that new product? And then secondly, we've written about Apple TV, that if it were to be created in some form, it would likely leverage a video API supplied by a cable operator. Just wondering, given where you are now with your iPad app and things like that, how hard would it be for Time Warner Cable to offer a video API to a third party like an Apple?
Glenn A. Britt
Rich, let me take the second one, and I'll have Rob do the first one. As we said before, our goal is to have our video service on every device that looks like the TV. And the rights that we have today are mostly in the home with other as TV Everywhere rights for out of the home. So let's focus in the home. So we want to be in every device. And I think you're going to see a whole variety of different user interfaces. So our -- the app we have in the iPad, and now the Android devices, are one version of an interface that is different than the one on the set-top boxes and using web services technology we can change it more quickly and be more adaptable to consumer needs. I think consistent with what I just said, we would be very open to being a part of other people's user experiences. And if -- I don't want to limit it to any one manufacturer, but if people have devices with great user interfaces, we would definitely consider publishing our APIs to them. And we're in discussion with a number of different companies about doing just that.
I'm guessing TWC was willing to cut a Comcast-like deal with TiVo but TiVo wanted significantly more. I wouldn't mind seeing a Comcast-like deal where TiVo customer's gains retail access to TWC On Demand in their major markets plus a marketing commitment plus free installation in addition to a significant royalty payment for their infringing DVRs through 2018.
I expect we could see something similar worked with Verizon. I think the litigation overhang continues to be a drag on the stock but TiVo is in a very favorable position with the AT&T/MSFT settlement(s).