The 11-year veteran of the the DVR/time-shifting technology company will leave in early 2016. He will continue with TiVo as non-executive chairman of the board as of February 1, 2016. TiVo's board of directors has formed a search committee.
Roger presided over major efforts in making big deals with cable operators and other pay TV providers in the U.S. and Europe -- all in the wake of growing competitors in the space. He stated that the timing was "opportune" to "seamlessly transition to a new leadership team."
TiVo has deals with 18 of the top 25 U.S. pay TV providers. It is in 30 countries, with 4 million international subscribers. TiVo has 6 million total subscriptions for its service.
In addition, TiVo has pushed further into the retail electronics space; most recently with its TiVo Bolt DVR unit, which is a 4K-capable HD-DVR with integrated ad-skipping technology.
TiVo also has moved into the research arena over the last few years.
In 2012, TiVo acquired TRA Inc., an audience measurement company measuring advertising effectiveness with actual purchase transactions. It was renamed TiVo Research and Analytics. Last year, it bought Digitalsmiths, a cloud-based content discovery and recommendation service for pay TV networks.