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TRA and dunnhumbyUSA Sign Exclusive Deal, Expand Their Existing CPG Advertising Solution

Deal Leverages TRA's Largest Syndicated Single Source Database and Builds on Long-Standing Partnership That Delivers Increased Value to Their Growing CPG Advertiser Customer Base

Company Release - 9/27/2013 8:30 AM ET

SAN JOSE, CA and CINCINNATI, OH -- (Marketwired) -- 09/27/13 -- TiVo Research and Analytics, Inc. (TRA), the largest provider of single-source TV viewing and purchase data for advertisers and networks, and dunnhumbyUSA, the world's leading customer science company, today announced that they have expanded their existing relationship with the signing of an exclusive partnership agreement.

This exclusive deal enables both companies to better serve consumer packaged goods (CPG) advertisers with co-operative ROI analytics delivery and the inclusion of over 90 additional CPG categories and dunnhumbyUSA's shopper segments, including Hispanic shoppers, into TRA's advertising optimization platform -- Media TRAnalytics®. dunnhumby and TRA have worked to refine their offering over the past 2 years and have agreed to exclusively offer this solution to the CPG and media marketplace.

TRA and dunnhumbyUSA marry set-top-box TV viewing data from 4.4 million households with the grocery purchases of over 60 million households, enabling CPG advertisers to measure the true sales impact of TV advertising and optimize media plans for improved ROI. By having the largest syndicated single source database, TRA's best-of-breed solution coupled with the dunnhumby insights enables brands of all sizes to action their media plans in all networks.

"Our legacy partnership with dunnhumbyUSA created an unmatched solution for naturally occurring, single-source TV viewing and grocery purchase data. Now, by virtue of our strengthened alliance, we are able to offer our customers additional product categories and insightful price sensitivity and shopper lifestyle segments, such as 'Splurge and Save,' 'Grab and Go' and 'Watching The Waistline'," said Bob Meyers, President and COO of TRA. "dunnhumbyUSA and TRA have a unique partnership with very close organizational ties and, as such, we know they are a best-in-breed data provider. TRA is privileged to further expand our relationship with dunnhumbyUSA and we are confident our customers will benefit from enhanced solutions."

"The dunnhumbyUSA philosophy is to put the customer at the center of every decision and our partnership with TRA enables us to do just that. Together we enable our customers to make informed TV media buys that help drive sales and improve ROI. Today's announcement with TRA symbolizes a continued confidence in our solution and is the result of a growing demand from the marketplace," said Stuart Aitken, CEO of dunnhumbyUSA.

About TiVo Research and Analytics, Inc.
TiVo Research and Analytics, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), is a leading media marketing and analytics software company whose products help advertisers, agencies and television networks improve advertising targeting, accountability and return on media investment within the Automotive, Consumer Packaged Goods, and Pharmaceutical industries, as well as a growing number of client CRM engagements. TRA's web-based Media TRAnalytics® and TV Health Ratings platforms match the TV advertising households actually receive with the products the same households actually buy, enabling TRA clients to find "The Right Audience®" while providing an unmatched level of transparency, measurement, media planning/selling and improved ROI. TRA clients include Procter and Gamble, A&E Television Networks, Oscar Mayer, Comcast Media 360, Sunovion and Starcom MediaVest Group. More information at:

About TiVo Inc.
Founded in 1997, TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO) developed the first commercially available digital video recorder (DVR). Today TiVo is a global leader in advanced television service for virtually any platform or device. TiVo offers its service directly to consumers, and also distributes its technology and services through solutions tailored for cable, satellite and broadcasting companies. Since its founding, TiVo has evolved into the ultimate single-solution media center by combining its patented DVR technologies and universal cable box capabilities with the ability to aggregate, search and deliver millions of pieces of broadband, cable and broadcast content directly to the television. TiVo also continues to weave itself into the fabric of the media industry by providing interactive advertising solutions and audience research and measurement ratings services to the television industry

TiVo, the TiVo Logo, TRAnalytics and The Right Audience, are trademarks or registered trademarks of TiVo Inc. or its subsidiaries worldwide. © 2013 TiVo Inc. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About dunnhumbyUSA
dunnhumby is the world's leading customer science company. We analyze data and apply insights from more than 400 million customers across the globe to create better customer experiences and build loyalty. Our insights and strategic process help clients create competitive advantage and enjoy sustained growth. dunnhumbyUSA is a joint venture of The Kroger Company and London-based dunnhumby. dunnhumby employs more than 2,000 employees in offices throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas, and serves a prestigious list of companies including The Kroger Co., Tesco, Coca-Cola, General Mills, Kimberly-Clark, Macy's, PepsiCo and Procter & Gamble. For more information, please visit us at

Source: TiVo Inc.