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TiVo’s New CEO Aims to Make Up for Lost Ground in TV Streaming

Dave Shull
Dave ShullPhotographer: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images

TiVo Corp.’s new chief executive officer, Dave Shull, wants to bring the inventor of the digital video recorder back to life by splitting it in two.

Shull, who joined San Jose, California-based TiVo in May, said in an interview he wants to complete a spinoff of the company’s patent portfolio by the first half of 2020. That business, which throws off much of the company’s profit, would also assume the bulk of TiVo’s debt and tax credits. A second business, which will likely retain the TiVo name, will focus on consumers looking to navigate the shifting TV landscape.