TiVo in the News
Atlantic Broadband To Roll With TiVo’s Roamio DVR - Jeff Baumgartner - Multichannel News - Oct 15, 2013
Will Be First Cable Operator To Offer a Leased Version of TiVo’s New DVR Platform
confirmed that Atlantic Broadband is the first operator that will roll out a
leased version of the vendor's new Roamio DVR.
Broadband, an MSO owned by Canada-based Cogeco Cable
that serves more than 250,000 customers western Pennsylvania; Miami Beach;
Aiken, S.C., and parts of Maryland and Delaware, will start with the Roamio Plus model when it unleashes its TiVo offer, TiVo
spokesman Steve Wymer said via email, confirming a Bloomberg report.
[Video] TiVo CEO: Hope to reinvent
television - CNBC Mad Money - Oct 15, 2013
Tom Rogers TiVo's efforts to simplify the television experience, and the
opportunity he sees with Netflix. "Netflix has great content, we define
the entirety of the experience," he explains.
GCI expands TiVo service in Kodiak,
Alaska - Telecompaper - Oct 11, 2013
expanded its TiVo home television service in Kodiak, Alaska. GCI TV powered by
TiVo's user interface allows customers to access and discover live programming
and video on demand through personalised
recommendations and search and discovery capabilities.
Tivo sparks Com Hem into biggest-ever marketing campaign - Julian Clover
- Broadband TV News - Oct 08, 2013
has launched its biggest-ever marketing campaign in support of the launch of
its new TiVo service.
its familiar characters Judit and Judit,
the Swedish cablenet will instead focus on TiVo
itself, with the message that the product will help save time.
no other service in the Swedish market today, that
offers the same unique set of features that Com Hem’s new TiVo service does and
we need to explain to customers why it’s better. By letting TiVo take the lead
role in the campaign, we want to explain the benefits of TiVo and how it
differs from other available TV services,” said Martin Fridolf,
acting marketing manager, Com Hem.
10 Most TiVo'd
New Fall TV Shows - Mashable - Oct 02, 2013
remotes have spoken: TiVo has ranked fall's most anticipated new TV shows based
on the programs users have scheduled to record on its popular digital recording
70% of Americans consider the fall line up as having
the best new shows of the year, with about 35% using their DVRs to record,
according to TiVo's data.
Com Hem launches TiVo from SEK 149/month
- Telecompaper - Sep 30, 2013
operator Com Hem said it has begun selling its TiVo service at subscriptions
ranging from SEK 149 to SEK 439 per month plus an activation fee of between
zero and SEK 899, depending on the length of the contract. Subscription
contracts range from twelve to 24 months. There are no other fees, it said. At
the launch, Com Hem will offer new customers a trial of TiVo Max for the price
of TiVo Mellan, which is SEK 279 per month for the
first three months.
Closer Ties for TiVo and dunnhumbyUSA - Mr Web - Sep 27, 2013
TV viewing data pioneer TiVo Research and Analytics, Inc. (TRA) has extended
its two-year relationship with dunnhumbyUSA, signing
an exclusive partnership agreement further integrating the firms’ grocery
purchasing and television audience data.
How the Primetime Emmys Were Consumed (Infographic) - Alex Ben Block - The Hollywood Reporter - Sep 25, 2013
really going on behind those big ratings: Data from Twitter, Google, Facebook
and Nielsen reveals a minute-by-minute account of what viewers most cared about
during the show.
Top Moments from The
Primetime Emmy Awards - Marc Berman - TV Media Insights - Sep 24, 2013
Research and Analytics, Inc. (TRA), which collects DVR viewing data, has
released its top 5 moments from “The 65th Emmy Awards” on CBS Sunday. The No. 1
moment went to Tiny Fey and Amy Poehler when the
first award was handed out, which could mean The Emmys might be better off
choosing the perfectly matched pair to host next year rather than suddenly
stale feeling Neil Patrick Harris.
Online video 'aggregators' are here to
stay, TiVo's CEO says - Josh Wein - Fierce Online
Video - Sep 24, 2013
aggregators such as Hulu and Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) are "here to
stay" and will increasingly be offered by traditional pay-TV
operators alongside those operators' own services, TiVo (Nasdaq:
TIVO) CEO Tom Rogers told investors at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia
conference Tuesday. TiVo's recent deal with Virgin Media in the U.K., which
brought Netflix's app onto a cable-operator-leased box for the first time,
could serve as a template for similar partnerships in the United States.
TiVo to unveil Network PVR at IBC - Telecompaper - Sep 11, 2013
announced it will debut a prototype of its new cloud television offering, which
includes new TiVo features delivered with a Network PVR, during the
International Broadcasting Conference 2013 (IBC) in Amsterdam, taking place
partner for IPTV solution - Advanced Television - Sep 05, 2013
and Connected Home solutions specialist Entone is
teaming up with advanced television services pioneer TiVo, to offer an
integrated solution for IPTV operators that combines Entone’s hybrid IPTV devices with the TiVo user experience.
partnership aims to give service providers greater deployment flexibility and
improved economics and provides for integration with TiVo’s cloud services,
including universal search and recommendations, networked DVR service, as well
as key elements of the TiVo user experience on Entone
Sportmania, TCM and Garage TV go HD on ONO’s TiVo - by Juan Fernandez Gonzalez
- Rapid TV News - Aug 31, 2013
cable company ONO will add three HD channels to its current offer on the TV
platform TiVo. The HD versions of Sportmania, TCM and
Garage TV will increase ONO’s HD offer to 31 channels.
to ONO, the HD offered through TiVo uses the fibre
network of the company, allowing speed transmissions of up to 20Mb and offering
Sportmania HD will mostly broadcast football, with the national leagues of England,
Italy, Argentina, Brazil, Germany and the Netherlands. It will also show the
NBA, Asobal handball league, tennis grand slams - as
well as ATP1000 and ATP500 - rugby, and the American NFL and NHL leagues.
DVRs Sing Opera - Jeff Baumgartner - Multichannel News - Aug 29, 2013
TiVo Opens Up to HTML5-Based Apps, Prepares
to Integrate the Opera TV Store
going big with HTML5 via a partnership with Opera Software that will give Opera
developers a way to create apps for TiVo’s newly minted Roamio
line of DVRs.
its integration of the Opera Devices SDK
will enable it to deliver Web and HTML5 content to retail customers as
well as MSO partners and set the stage to offer apps and content via the Opera
TV Store, an HTML5-based storefront with “lean back” apps that are optimized
for the TV screen. TiVo plans to deploy the Opera TV Store by “early next
year.” YouTube is the first HTML5-based app supported by TiVo’s new Roamio lineup.
TiVo Revs Hit $100M, Add 1M New
Subscribers - Wayne Friedman - Media Post - Aug 28, 2013
settlements with Cisco and Motorola -- boosted by new cable operator deals --
have boosted TiVo net earnings to a new record.
income soared to $268.9 million in its fiscal second quarter versus a $27.7
million loss. Net revenues were up to $100 million from $65 million in the
Com Hem ups connections,
preps TiVo launch - Digital TV Europe - Aug 28, 2013
cable operator Com Hem recorded 1.78 million connected homes at the end of the
second quarter, up 30,000 from last year, and confirmed that its long-awaited
TiVo launch will come this quarter.
said that it took a “crucial step” towards its TiVo rollout in Q2 after opening
pre-registrations for the service and said that both TiVo and its new broadband
portfolio, which will offer downstream speeds of up to 500 Mbit/s and upload
speeds of up to 50 Mbit/s, will be available in the market during Q3.
TiVo’s Rogers: Local Storage Still
Trumps the Cloud - Jeff Baumgartner - Multichannel News - Aug 28, 2013
TiVo’s Baseline Service Has Become
Increasingly Cloud-Based, But Home Storage ‘Has Much Better Functionality Right
Now,’ Exec Says
TiVo’s underlying service functions continue to become more and more
cloud-based, don’t expect the company to develop a network-based DVR product
that would accommodate its retail platform anytime soon.
Reinvents the Cable Box for the Digital Streaming Age - Christina Warren - Mashable - Aug 27, 2013
TiVo Roamio line, TiVo hopes to marry the cable TV
with digital streaming services. But is it enough to keep the company relevant?
always have a soft spot in my heart for TiVo. Even before I bought my
first TiVo box back in 2003, I was a fan of the service and its functionality.
Cable DVRs were only starting to roll out — and the interface was a gigantic
mess. Moreover, my TiVo had features such as home network support, box-to-box
transfers and the ability to stream podcasts. TiVo was a product literally
years ahead of its time.
problem was that the shift to HDTV worked against the company. A box that once
worked well with SD channels on an HDTV didn't adapt to the HD world. Instead,
using a TiVo required cumbersome adaptors and crucial trade-offs. At the same
time, it just became easier to use the DVR built into the cable company's
set-top box. Even worse, television viewing increasingly shifted to include web
programming — something TiVo was late to address.
moved to New York City in 2011, I left my TiVo boxes behind. In spite of years
of loyalty (I was a volunteer hardware and software beta tester for a number of
years before becoming a tech journalist), TiVo simply
hadn't adapted to meet my needs as a TV viewer.
I say all
of this to preface why I'm very seriously considering dropping $400 on
the TiVo Roamio Plus,
and why that's a big deal.
to 2013, TiVo. We've missed you.
TiVo Sees Sustained Profits as
2nd-Quarter Revenue, Earnings Jump - Ian Sherr - The
Wall Street Journal - Aug 27, 2013
TIVO +5.15% announced the highest net revenue and profit in the company's
history and strong subscriber growth, causing the company to predict profits
ahead for the foreseeable future.
company, which has mostly posted losses since the second half of 2009, said
results for its second fiscal quarter and ongoing royalty payments stemming
from patent litigation eased doubts about its long-term profitability.
Perhaps the TiVo Roamio
can serve as inspiration for an Apple TV DVR - Dennis Sellers - Apple Daily
Report - Aug 21, 2013
launched the TiVo Roamio (love the name) DVR, a
gadget to watch live, recorded, on-demand and
over-the-top television. Perhaps Apple should be “inspired” by some of its
features and include them in an high end version of
its Apple TV set-top box. Of course, the features would also be perfect if and
when we ever see the rumored Apple HDTV: the “iTV.”
VIDEO: TiVo introduces new 'Roamio' - CNBC - Aug 20, 2013
Rogers discusses the company's new set-top box which allows viewers to watch
pre-recorded shows on portable devices.
TiVo Updates Set-Top Boxes in Bid to
Boost Retail Sales - Cliff Edwards - Bloomberg - Aug 20, 2013
TiVo Inc. (TIVO), looking to stem a decline
in retail sales of its digital video recorders, introduced new set-top boxes
that offer more storage space and greater ability to stream shows to mobile
Roamio line, which goes on sale today, replaces
TiVo’s Premiere models with features like Wi-fi that
were previously sold separately, according to a statement. A faster processor
means services like Netflix will take less time to appear on screens, and
customers can record as many as six programs at a time, storing as much as 450
hours of HD content.
TiVo romances TV viewers with Roamio DVR - Doug Gross - CNN.com - Aug 20, 2013
O Roamio, Roamio, wherefore art
thou Roamio? The answer, hopes TiVo, is next to your
which pioneered the digital-video recorder in the late 1990s and early 2000s,
is back with Roamio, its first new line of DVRs in
three years. The devices were announced Tuesday by the company, which hopes Roamio rekindles a classic romance with customers.
TiVo RoamioPro review: this is the ultimate cable box - by NilayPatel - The Verge - Aug 20, 2013
But oh, the price
There is nothing more instantly dangerous to the average relationship than screwing up the TV.
It’s just a fact, crystallized in 50 years of jokes about remote controls: who’s holding it, how complicated it is, how many there are. Unlike almost every other piece of technology in your home, the TV is shared space, and the delicate politics of that space are potentially explosive. The TV industry moves slowly because it understands this; the early adopter curve is forever depressed by arguments over glitchy interfaces and missed recordings that are really just proxy battles for arguments about space and commitment and doing the dishes.
These were the thoughts going through my head late last Saturday night as I struggled to install the new TiVo Roamio Pro, a $599 DVR that lets you record 450 hours of HD programming on six channels at once, and stream it all to iPads over your home Wi-Fi. (And soon, over any Wi-Fi anywhere.) It also has Netflix, Spotify, and a YouTube app with basic Chromecast support. It is a remarkable and ambitious product, and very likely the best cable box ever made.
Plus review: TiVo's new DVRs are the company's best yet - Ben Drawbaugh - Engadget - Aug 20, 2013
It's been three and a half years since the
last major TiVo release and while the company has offered some new
features since -- via hardware revisions, software updates
and accessories -- we're very excited to tell you that TiVo is back. The three new TiVo Roamio DVRs range in
price from $200 to $600 (plus service), all with at least four tuners and
built-in WiFi. And the Pro and the Plus have
integrated TiVo Stream functionality. The cool new trick is
out-of-home streaming for both live and recorded shows, with the ability to
download shows to your iOS devices while away from
home. (Note: this feature isn't coming to the Roamio
until this fall, so we tested it with a TiVo Stream instead). There's
also a new remote that no longer relies on IR, as well as a refreshed user
interface, which includes the What to Watch Now feature and
new Netflix and YouTube apps -- that launch quickly now.
We'll get into all the highs and the lows in just a moment, but we're pretty
confident in saying these are TiVo's best boxes to date.
Three thumbs up for the new TiVo Roamio DVRs - Rakesh Agrawal - Venture Beat - Aug 20, 2013
DVRs just got a whole lot better.
newly announced line of Roamio DVRs raises the bar on
what a DVR can be, while also providing a needed update to the TiVo line, whose
last significant update was more than three years ago.
me a pre-production unit of its high-end Roamio Pro,
which I’ve been testing for the last couple of weeks. The Roamio
series includes the Roamio (4 tuners, up to 75 hours
of HD recording), Roamio Plus (6 tuners, up to 150
hours of HD recording), and Roamio Pro (6 tuners, up
to 450 hours of HD recording). The Plus and Pro also include built in streaming
functionality, which lets you stream live or recorded content to iPads and iPhones. Shows can also be downloaded to the
device for offline viewing, such as an on a plane. (Some content, like HBO
programming, cannot be downloaded or streamed because of restrictions by the
VIDEO: TiVo CEO ‘Roamio’
is Apple TV, Google TV, Netflix All in One - Fox
Business - Aug 20, 2013
Tom Rogers on the company’s latest digital-video recorder, Roamio.
CEO Rogers Discusses New Set-Top Box - Bloomberg TV - Aug 20, 2013
Rogers talks about Tivo's new Roamio
set-top boxes. Rogers speaks with Jon Erlichman on
Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg West."
TiVo on the Go - Walt Mossberg - Wall Street Journal - Aug 20, 2013
week, I wrote about the many ways to get Internet video on your TV. Several
readers asked how to do the opposite—how to view standard cable TV content, in
real time, on a smartphone and tablet. So this week, I’m reviewing a new
version of a familiar product that does just that.
new generation of the TiVo, the slick cable-TV box and DVR. Called the Roamio, it has the ability to stream live and recorded
cable TV to an iPhone or iPad, without any extra
hardware or adapters. For now, the Roamio can only
stream to the two Apple devices when they are on your home network. But in
October or November, the company will expand its streaming range, free of
charge, so you can get cable TV on an iPhone or iPad,
anywhere that has Wi-Fi.
New TiVo DVRs seek TV viewers' love -
Mike Snider - USA TODAY - Aug 20, 2013
TiVo Roamio digital video recorders record up to six
programs simultaneously and integrate Net video services such as Netflix into
your digital cable and Verizon FiOS programming.
flexing its interactive TV muscles again.
Roamio digital video recorders that go on sale today
aim to transform home TV viewing by integrating Net video favorites such as
Netflix and Amazon into an improved DVR that can record up to six programs
trials new TiVo service - Digital TV Europe - Aug 19, 2013
Swedish cable operator Com Hem is trialling its new TiVo service ahead of its full launch.
In a blog post, the firm said that it has
selected 20 people who will test the service over four weeks, who will blog
about their experience.
TiVo Hooks Up With Grouper - Jeff
Baumgartner - Multichannel News - Aug 19, 2013
DVR Pioneer Will Help Grouper Achieve Its
Novel Mission To ‘End Loneliness’
offer consumers a great way to record their favorite shows and movies. Thanks
to a new deal with Grouper, TiVo will soon help the technology-based social
club achieve its mission to “end loneliness.”
deal, Grouper will work with TiVo to integrate TV and movie themes into the
overall Grouper “experience,” which entails setting up drinks between two
groups of three. Once a person is
accepted into the Grouper membership, the service matches up two groups, and
picks a spot where they can meet, enjoy a free drink, and see where it goes
from there. The Grouper member is free to bring any two wingmen or wingwomen, as it were. The $20 fee covers Grouper’s
“matching and concierge service,” along with that first drink.
Nielsen Exec for Research-and-Analytics Sales Team - Tess Stynes
- The Wall Street Journal - Aug 14, 2013
TiVo Inc. (TIVO), after cutting a deal with
Nielsen Holdings NV (NLSN) earlier this year to add Nielsen data to its
offering, hired Nielsen veteran Sheryl Harkins as a sales executive in the TV
set-top box company's research-and-analytics business.
In a statement, TiVo said Ms. Harkins brings
25 years of experience in advertising and audience-measurement solutions for
brand advertisers and media agencies. A 17-year veteran of Nielsen, she most
recently was the company's senior vice president of ad solutions sales and
marketing. Ms. Harkins will lead sales initiatives in the
research-and-analytics business's consumer-products space.
TiVo is anchored down in Anchorage - Julian Clover - Broadband TV News - Aug 12, 2013
GCI, the largest telecommunications company
in Alaska, is the destination for the first TiVo unit to be manufactured by
The Pace XG1 Multi-tuner Video Gateway with
TiVo Advanced User Interface platform, offering its cable customers linear TV,
VOD and interactive content across multiple screens and devices.
Emmy; launches Pace gateway with GCI - Mike Robuck -
CED Magazine - Aug 12, 2013
DVR pioneer TiVo has snagged an Emmy and also
announced that Alaska-based GCI was the first North American cable operator to
deploy Pace’s XGI gateway on its user interface platform.
On the Emmy front, National Academy of
Television Arts & Sciences awarded the 2012-2013 Emmy Award for Technical
and Engineering Achievement for Personalized Recommendation Engines for Video
Discovery to TiVo. The Emmy honored TiVo’s whole-home platform, which includes
the TiVo Premiere DVR, TiVo Mini and TiVo Stream.
continues to deliver for Virgin - Julian Clover - Broadband TV News - Aug 02, 2013
Virgin Media added another 155,000 TiVo boxes
to its subscriber base in the second quarter, bringing the total to 1.7
TiVo now represents 44% of Virgin’s TV base,
a marked increase from the 25% at Q2 2012.
The cloud-based Virgin TV Anywhere now has 75
live channels available on PCs and 53 on iOS devices.
The same app can also be used to allow viewers to remotely connect to their TV
box, manage recordings, etc.
Shows Netflix Not Eating Into Linear TV - Jon Lafayette - Multichannel News
(B&C) - Jul 29, 2013
More Time Watching Premium Dramas
Netflix households watch as much traditional
TV as other households, according to new data from TiVo Research and Analytics.
The research would appear to contradict the
widespread conclusion that Netflix and its successful move into original
programming with shows like House of Cards and Arrested Development is a threat
to traditional network TV programmers.
How TiVo Does
the Second-Screen Experience - Rex Moore - The Motley Fool - Jul 29, 2013
As Foolish investors, we're always looking
for companies with some sort of competitive advantage, or moat.
TiVo (NASDAQ: TIVO ) has operated in a cutthroat industry
since its inception. As Verizon, DIRECTV, and others began to offer their own
DVRs, TiVo's subscriber count plummeted.
success continues - Chris Dziadul - Broadband TV News - Jul 25, 2013
Ono ended the second quarter with over
210,000 customers, or one quarter of its pay-TV
subscriber base, receiving TiVo.
The Spanish cable operator had net revenues
of €401 million in the quarter, or 3% more than in the corresponding period
TiVo Premiere isn’t the ultimate, but
it’s in the running - Hiawatha Bray - The Boston Globe (Online and Print) - Jul 12, 2013
If you’re a Comcast Corp. subscriber, you
can dig a little deeper into your wallet and opt for the Premiere, an impressive
device from TiVo Inc. that delivers cable TV, Internet entertainment, and quite
a bit more in one package.
opens door to TiVo games portal - Rapid TV News - Jul 05, 2013
Aiming to address the needs of its 1.5
million TiVo customers, Virgin Media has launched a new casual TV-based gaming
portal, Play Games.
Designed in conjunction with the UK cableco's app development partner Two Way Media, the portal
includes enhanced levels of player recommendation, personalisation
and content discovery for Virgin TV customers who have to date racked up more
than one million game plays on the TiVo platform.
Atlantic Broadband goes exclusive with
TiVo - Brian Santo - CED Magazine - Jun 14, 2013
Broadband will rely exclusively on TiVo for customer premise equipment, and
will become the first U.S. MSO to leverage TiVo's complete product suite,
according to the vendor, which also said the deal is exclusive.
TiVo brings its mobile apps to cable
providers, TiVo hardware not required HD - Jon Fingas
- Engadget - Jun 10, 2013
mobile apps have so far been limited to those who use the company's DVRs, but
that audience is about to get much larger. The company has just launched a
"powered by TiVo" program that will bring the apps' Live Guide and
content searching to cable TV providers, whether or not there's a TiVo box
Tivo settles with Cisco, Motorola and Time Warner - Bree
Fowler - Associated Press - Jun 07, 2013
settled patent disputes with Cisco, Motorola Mobility and Time Warner Cable,
averting a trial that was to begin next week and bringing to a close a string
of long-running legal squabbles over its pioneering digital video recorder
fell well short of what most Tivo investors had
expected, however, and shares of Tivo plunged 18
Vubiquity Connects With TiVo - Jeff Baumgartner - Multichannel News - Jun 05, 2013
and TiVo have inked a deal to integrate Vubiquity’s
authenticated AnyVU streaming service with TiVo
broadband-connected DVRs that are sold to MSOs and leased out to cable
integration, which does not target TiVo boxes sold at retail, will pave the way
to offer ViewNow, a subscription movie package from Vubiquity that
features more than 2,000 movies and is offered on set-tops as well as tablets, PCs
and other IP-connected devices.
TiVo Q1 biggest subs rise in 7 Years -
Advanced Television - May 21, 2013
posted a narrower first-quarter loss after adding 277,000 pay-TV
users - the most pay-TV subscribers gained in a
quarter in seven years. The net loss of $10.3 million compared with a loss of
$20.8 million year earlier.
company is currently holding “constructive” talks with Liberty Global which is
buying Virgin Media, a TiVo customer, Chief Executive Officer Tom Rogers said.
TiVo supplies UK’s
Virgin Media while Liberty in Europe has its own Horizon DVR system.
Moments From “The Office” Series Finale - Marc Berman -
TV Media Insights - May 20, 2013
TiVo Research and Analytics has released
the top moments from “The Office” series-ender, which concluded on NBC last
Thursday with its largest audience (5.7 million) and highest rating among
adults 18-49 (3.0 rating/8 share) since the January 19, 2012 telecast
(according to the live plus same day data). And they are:
1. 9:00 p.m. - At the very beginning of the
episode when Dwight is driving in car and derides PBS, “the propaganda wing of
Bill and Melinda Gates and (looking right at the camera) viewers like you.”
2. 9:43 p.m. - Steve Carell,
reprising his role as Michael Scott, arrives to surprise Dwight and be his best
3. 10:01 p.m. - When the cast and crew pose
in front of Pam’s mural of the Office staff.
Updates iPad App With Feeds
Feature - Greg Tarr - Twice - May 16, 2013
updated iPad app now offers “What to Watch Now” with
six content feeds categorized by genre.
TiVo said that it is adding a new feeds
feature to its iPad app in an update set to begin
With the refresh, users will see a new
element of the TiVo app dubbed “What to Watch Now,” offering six content feeds
categorized by genre.
launched in Sweden - Fredrik Söderling - Dagens Nyheter - May 14, 2013
Pay-TV and broadband operator Com Hem launches U.S. Tivo
Swedish TV viewers can now order their Tivo box, and the service itself starts in the fall. It is
described as an all-in-one function that kills all zapping. The viewer can see
what he or she wants without having to rush home to a television program that
starts some time. The digital receiver can record 250 hours of television from
three sources simultaneously and function looks up the program or movie is. All
content from both traditional TV and broadband TV brought together into one
Clip: Tivo CEO: This Is What Your TV Will Look Like - CNBC/YahooFinance - May 13, 2013
Tom Rogers, the president and CEO of Tivo, the digital video recording service, tells “Off The Cuff” what you can expect from your television set in
the future. Rogers, the founder of CNBC and a creator of MSNBC discusses television’s transition into the digital space --
and what advertisers can learn from Tivo.
Tivo Research Analytics Mines Big TV Data -Doug Henschen
- Information Week - May 06, 2013
20th Century department store magnate John
Wanamaker famously said, "half the money I spend
on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don't know which half."
With big data analysis, it's now possible
to know which half is which. Tivo Research and
Analytics (TRA) correlates data on television viewing
habits to third-party purchasing data to show advertisers which ads are driving
more sales, whether that's of consumer packaged goods, automobiles or even
prescription drugs. TRA is even exploring correlations among television
advertising and online advertising so it can help marketers allocate
cross-channel campaign spending.
Q1: 40% now have TiVo - Advanced Television - Apr 24, 2013
Virgin Media has announced results for the
quarter ending March 31st 2013 with revenue up 3.6 per cent to £1.043 billion
(€1.23bn) and operating income up 14 per cent to £150 million.
Other highlights included cable customer
net additions of 8,600, churn fell to 1.1 per cent, the sixth consecutive
quarter of year-on-year improvement, triple-play penetration climbed to 65 per
cent quad-play penetration up to 16 per cent, and cable ARPU improved 5.2 per
cent to £49.38.
reaches 150,000 TiVo customers - Digital TV Europe - Apr 12, 2013
Spanish cable operator ONO’s TiVo offering
has now surpassed 150,000 customers, according to company stats.
Adds Nielsen Data To Measurement System - David Goetzl - Media Post - Apr 09, 2013
TiVo’s audience measurement unit TRA has a
deal to begin using Nielsen data in limited fashion. While TRA aims to link ad
exposure with product purchasing, Nielsen ratings cannot be used by TRA for
that type of single-source calculations, a Nielsen representative noted.
Rolls Out TiVo as Hub of Next-Generation Advanced TV Offering -Mike Reynolds -
Multichannel News - Apr 04, 2013
Midcontinent Communications is bringing
TiVo home to its subscriber base.
The cable operator has begun deploying its
next generation whole home television experience with TiVo at the core to its
customers in Rapid City and the Northern Black Hills in South Dakota. Those
areas are the first in Midcontinent's 300,000-customer footprint to have access
to the TiVo offering followed by Minnesota, North Dakota and the remaining
South Dakota markets in the coming months.
Why Mini TiVo May Make You Fall Back In
Love With DVR - Edward Baig
- USA TODAY - Mar 20, 2013
TiVo is like an old flame. You were madly
in love with this attractive new technology once, and who could blame you? TiVo
did more, arguably, to change the balance of power in the TV viewer's favor
than almost anything else that was out there. At first you were seduced by the
ability to pause live TV and race past the commercials. But what made TiVo
truly special was that you no longer had to be held captive by some TV network
programmer. You could watch favorites on your own timetable — get a
"Season Pass" to a show and it automatically landed on your TiVo. It
didn't matter when it aired or what channel it was on.
Begins Deployments of TiVo Premiere - Greg Tarr -
TWICE - Mar 20, 2013
San Jose, Calif. - TiVo said Thursday that
cable multisystem operator GCI has begun deploying its DVR technology in a
next-generation, whole home advanced television solution.
The cable operator, which is one of the 20
largest in the country, said it plans to offer TiVo across its entire
subscriber base over the coming months.
TiVo Goes Wandering, On The Road And At Home - David Pogue - The New York Times - Mar 14, 2013
You always remember the days that changed
your life forever. Your first kiss, the birth of a
child. The day you got a TiVo.
Valentine’s Day Survey’s Surprising
Results - Kristyn Burtt -
SheKnows.com - Feb 14, 2013
Get ready for Valentine's Day with some
revealing and interesting results on TiVo users' love lives and how they
compare with current TV shows.
Flingo’s Epic Suite of Apps Lands on TiVo - Roberto Baldwin - Wired - Feb 14, 2013
Flingo’s epic suite of apps comes to TiVo Premiere boxes today, bringing you
streaming content from A&E, History Channel, Showtime and others. Now
you’ll have 200-plus channels and 70 apps to choose from.
Flingo Makes TiVo Sexy Again By Adding Web Videos and Smart TV Apps - Tom Cheredar - VentureBeat - Feb 14, 2013
With all the competition from streaming
video and sexy competitors, TiVo may seem like an outdated relic. However, its
new partnership with smart TV app startup Flingo may
change that. As of today, Tivo owners can “fling”
video content from the web to their TV screens using Flingo’s
Which TV Character’s Love Life Most
Resembles Yours? - Dierdre Kaye - SheKnows.com - Feb 13, 2013
A recent TiVo study found that most of us
would give up our romantic date night for a chance to spend some time with our
DVRs. Are you looking for an escape from your love life or something to relate
Snack Foods Dominate Super Bowl - Scott Budman - NBC
Bay Area Tech Now! - Feb 05, 2013
According to TiVo's annual data crunching
analysis, the Taco Bell "Viva Young" commercial was the most
re-watched commercial of the whole game. I must admit, among the crowd I
watched with, that got a ton of cheers. And it wasn't even that old of a crowd.
Maybe they just like the band Fun.
The Most Re-Watched Ads Of The Super Bowl - Meg Carter - Fast Company - Feb 04, 2013
Taco Bell’s "Viva Young" was most
re-watched, and the pre-game preview trend has no impact on broadcast viewing,
according to TiVo.
Super Bowl Ad Roundup: Taco Bell Cleans
Up With ‘Viva Young’ - TiVo - Paul Vigna - WSJ MarketBeat - Feb 04, 2013
Taco Bell’s “Viva Young” spot was the
highest rated ad, Tivo senior vice president Tara Maitra said this morning on the Markets Hub. The ad
showed a group of senior citizens breaking out of a retirement home and acting
like a bunch of rambunctious teens, eventually ending the night sitting on
their car outside a Taco Bell, as a police cruiser slowly drives by. The
soundtrack is a Spanish-language version of Fun’s “We are Young.”
What Was the Worst Commercial of Super
Bowl 2013?--POLL - Erin Strecker - Entertainment Weekly - Feb 04, 2013
There’s no such thing as bad publicity,
right? Some companies are certainly hoping so after last night’s big game.
While there were plenty of commercial highlights - Who knew horses could make
viewers tear up? - it was the lowlights that had people turning to their
friends and making sure they weren’t the only ones who just saw a close-up
of that over-the-top Bar Refaeli kiss.
Super Bowl Ad Winners Conquer Hearts and
Clicks - Ben Poken - NBC News - Feb 04, 2013
Another gauge of audience interest is the
annual results released by TiVo Research and Analytics, a wholly-owned
subsidiary of TiVo Inc. The findings measure which ads viewers hit the
"play" button on instead of fast-forwarding. Taco Bell's "Viva
Young" was first, followed by Doritos "Goat for Sale," Hyundai
Santa Fe's "Team," Doritos "Fashionista
Daddy" and GoDaddy.com's "Perfect
Tebow & TiVo Team Up: What's on Tim Tebow's
TiVo? -Jon Erlichman - Bloomberg.com - Jan 10, 2013
TiVo CEO Tim Rogers discusses why Tim Tebow is the new face of the company. He speaks with Jon Erlichman on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg
West." (Source: Bloomberg)
Don’t Know What My Future Holds - Liz Claman - Fox
Business - Jan 09, 2013
Tim Tebow on his commercials for TiVo and his future
in the NFL.
Spotify Comes to TiVo - Ty Pendlebury - CNET - Dec 18, 2012
Spotify will now be available on TiVo, giving Spotify's
premium subscribers access to its catalog of over 20 million songs via the
Spotify Now Streaming to Premium Customers on TiVo Premiere Boxes - Ben
Gilbert - Engadget - Dec 18, 2012
Spotify is continuing its bid for electronic ubiquity, today
announcing yet another device its streaming tunes will be available
on: TiVo Premiere.
NFL quarterback Tim Tebow
teams up with TiVo (print and online)- Edward Baig - USA Today - Nov 14, 2012
The DVR pioneer, on the comeback trail
after losing subscribers in recent years, is turning to the NFL's Tim Tebow to spread the company gospel. TiVo hired the famous
backup quarterback of the New York Jets as its brand ambassador — and not just
because of the similar sound to their names.
Tim Tebow new
ambassador for TiVo - Darren Rovell - ESPN - Nov 14, 2012
TiVo announced that Tebow
will be a brand ambassador for the digital video recording company, with plans
to launch a national advertising campaign that will include social media. Tebow recently went over 2 million followers on Twitter.
Tebow Suits Up For TiVo - Tom Van Riper - Forbes - Nov 14, 2012
Tebow and TiVo. They kind of sound alike. And now they’re working together.
Despite limited time on the field in New York this year, Jets quarterback Tim Tebow hasn’t lost his marketing cache. At least not in the
opinion of execs at TiVo, who have just announced they’ve inked Tebow to a national marketing campaign that will include
print, radio, social media and a series of television ads that will begin
airing on Nov. 27.
TiVo Stream Delivers Recorded Mobile
Device - Caleb Denison - Digital Trends - Sep 06, 2012
TiVo’s P4 DVR is armed with enough storage
space for 75 hours of HD programming. Since it packs four tuners on board, it
can record as many as four shows at one time. With that kind of flexibility,
hours upon hours of recorded programs are bound to start backing up after a
while. TiVo’s solution: Take it to go.
TiVo Stream: Put Your TiVo on Your iOS Devices - Harry McCracken - TIME Techland - Aug 31, 2012
Starting next week, households with a TiVo
DVR and iPads, iPhones and iPod Touches will also be able to watch TiVo on their Apple gadgets — up to four of
them at one time. They’ll do it with an add-on box called TiVo Stream, a sort
of modern spiritual descendant of a venerable-but-clunky feature called TiVo to
Go which lets you move TiVo recordings to Windows PCs
and Macs. The new incarnation is much, much simpler and slicker.
And Now, Back to TiVo, Already in
Progress - Sam Grobart - Bloomberg Businessweek - Aug 30, 2012
Remember TiVo? The company that’s more of a
verb than a business surprised many this week when it announced that it
had added more than 250,000 subscribers in its second quarter.
TiVo’s Loss Is Smaller Than Estimates on
Subscriber Gains - Cliff Edwards - Bloomberg Businessweek - Aug 30, 2012
TiVo Inc. (TIVO), the digital-video
recorder pioneer, posted a second-quarter loss that was smaller than analysts
estimated after signing more new subscribers.
TiVo Stream Review - Joshua Goldman -
CNET - Aug 30, 2012
The good: The TiVo
Stream lets you easily stream and download programs wirelessly from your
TiVo DVR to an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. Setup and
operation are simple.
TiVo Stream Gets Viewers Off the Couch -
Katie Boehret - The
Wall Street Journal - Aug 28, 2012
With my time limited, I'm continuously
working to chip away at the ever-growing list of programs and movies on my TiVo.
For the past week, I've been testing a device that solves a lot of my problems:
TiVo Stream. The $130 box, available Sept. 6 from TiVo.com and in Best Buy soon
after that, streams content from your TiVo to up to four mobile devices in your
home at high-definition quality. That lets me watch prerecorded shows while
doing other things, like cooking or getting ready for work.
TiVo Premiere 4 - Josh Goldman - CNET - Aug 16, 2012
If you like the sound of a four-tuner TiVo,
but $400 plus a $14.99 monthly service fee is just too steep, you're in luck.
The new Premiere 4 has almost all the same features as the Premiere XL4, including
the capability to record four programs at once even while you watch something
TiVo Premiere 4 is official, brings four
tuners and 500GB of storage for $250 - Rich Lawler - Engadget - Aug 16, 2012
The TiVo Premiere 4 DVR that broke cover a
few days ago has been officially confirmed by the company, with exactly the
specs indicated. In case you're not familiar, it's a quad tuner DVR that ships
with a 500GB hard drive and standard TiVo remote.
TiVo Announces Four-Tuner TiVo Premiere
4 - PCMag.com - Will Greenwald - Aug 16, 2012
TiVo is introducing a new multi-tuner DVR
to its lineup in the form of the TiVo Premiere 4. Like its name implies, it's a
four-tuner DVR that can record multiple high-definition channels at once.
Olympics-Flying Squirrel stock soars
after double gold - Steve Keating - Reuters - Aug 03, 2012
Four of the five most recorded Olympic
moments on Thursday on the video service TiVo were of Douglas's winning the
all-round crown. Only Phelps, who won his 20th Olympic medal, denied her a
clean sweep, coming in at number four.
Olympic Viewing: Coverage of London
games - David Bauder - Associated Press - Jul 30, 2012
A study by the digital video recorder maker
TiVo found that the top four moments played back and watched again on NBC's
telecast were all about gymnastics. The top moment was Alexandra Reisman's uneven bars performance, with an entertaining
reaction from her parents in the stands.
NBC saves prime Olympic action for
primetime - Michael Hiestand - USA Today - Jul 29, 2012
TiVo is tracking what Olympic TV action its most-replayed by consumers. But everything available
live — the 400-meter individual medley starring Ryan Lochte
and Michael Phelps was the top digitial draw Saturday
with 943,000 streams — might not detract from what's aired on delay. TiVo
reported Sunday the five most-replayed moments of TV action Saturday were
moments NBC held for prime time — led by the 400 IM.
Gymnastics, swim moments most TiVoed at Olympics Day
1 - Diane Pucin - Los Angeles Times - Jul 29, 2012
According to TiVo, the company that
produces equipment that can be used on your television to back up and replay
particular moments, the five most TiVoed moments on
the first full day of Olympic competition Saturday included two swimming events
and two from men's gymnastics.
TiVo and PayPal pair up for purchases through TV - Joshua Goldman - CNET - Jun 11, 2012
A new partnership with PayPal will give TiVo users the ability to explore interactive ads and buy products directly through the interface using their PayPal account.
TiVo Announces TiVo Stream, Plus TiVo for Other TVs - Mark Machman - PCMag - May 20, 2012
TiVo on Monday announced a pair of secondary set-top boxes for its Premiere DVRs, including TiVo Stream, which will transcode recorded content for use on mobile devices.
TiVo Premiere HD DVR Review - Rachel Cericola (Edited by Chris Boylan) - Big Picture Big Sound - Apr 22, 2012
Over the past year, we've talked a lot about cutting the cord to paid TV programming. That's probably one bill that wouldn't be missed. The entertainment, on the other hand, is something else entirely.
Top-of-the-Line TiVo - Nathaniel Wice - Barron's Gadget of the Week - Apr 20, 2012
The new Premiere Elite is the BMW of DVRs. No one said life is fair. More than 40% of viewers in the U.S. have DVR service to stockpile TV shows for watching later, butTiVo, the company that invented the digital video recorder market, has lost out to knockoffs and is running now at half its 2006 peak of more than four million subscribers.
Global tie-up between TiVo and Pace - By Julian Clover - Broadband TV News - Feb 23, 2012
A global partnership has been announced between advanced television services provider TiVo and the set-top developer Pace. Pace has licensed TiVo’s Hardware Porting Kit and will work with TiVo to build a TiVo-verified platform which will provide operators licensing the TiVo solution the choice of utilizing Pace set-top boxes and gateways.
DirecTV's 'DirecTiVO' Now Available Nationwide - Mark Hachman - PCMag.com - Feb 09, 2012
DirecTV and TiVo said Thursday that a DirecTV-branded TiVo is now available nationwide, four years after the original partnership agreement was struck. In December, the two companies deployed the TiVo HD DVR from DirecTV, as it's called, in ten markets as a trial. Markets included New York, Denver, Los Angeles, and Phoenix, among others.
TiVo Names Dorito's 'Friend' Most Engaging Bowl Spot - Steve McCellan - MediaPost - Feb 06, 2012
TiVo has declared Dorito’s “Man’s Best Friend” Super Bowl ad the most engaging commercial in Sunday night’s big game, televised on NBC. Like five of TiVo’s other top-10 engaging ads in the Super Bowl, the Doritos spot appeared in the second quarter. The ad, one of two consumer-generated Dorito's spots, featured a dog who bribed a man with Doritos to conceal the whereabouts of the family cat.
TiVo Launches Android App - Will Greenwald - PC Mag - Jan 06, 2012
TiVo has just launched a new Android version of its DVR-controlling app. The TiVo App for Android joins the TiVo App for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch in letting users manage their TiVo devices from their mobile devices.
TiVo Rises as AT&T to Pay $215 Million to Settle DVR Case - Susan Decker - Bloomberg - Jan 03, 2012
TiVo Inc. (TIVO) rose as much as 22 percent in extended trading after AT&T Inc. agreed to pay at least $215 million to settle a patent lawsuit over digital video recorders. The settlement includes $51 million up front, followed by quarterly payments through June 2018 totaling $164 million, Alviso, California-based TiVo said in a statement today. Dallas- based AT&T also agreed to monthly license fees if its DVR subscribers exceed certain levels in that period, TiVo said.
Ono, TiVo launch HD hybrid TV service in Spain - Telecom Paper - Nov 16, 2011
Spanish cable operator Ono and digital video recorder services provider TiVo have launched their next generation hybrid television service in Spain.
Grande launches TiVo service - Valentino Lucio - San Antonio Express-News blog - Nov 16, 2011
Grande Communications has announced that launch of TiVo Premiere, a new service that blends television service with Internet video and music.
TiVo Premiere Q and Preview multiroom DVR setup finally debuts from RCN - Richard Lawler - Engadget - Nov 09, 2011
The new "whole home solution" from TiVo consisting of the four tuner Premiere Q DVR and Preview extender is finally available for the first time, from RCN.
The TiVo Premiere Elite: 4 Tuners, 2TB, Available Today For $499 - Matt Burns - Oct 09, 2011
The TiVo Premiere Elite is the TV watchers Bugatti Veyron. Its their Lance Armstrong, their Empire Strikes Back. Its the Budweiser of set-top box DVRs. The TiVo Premiere Elite is simply the best recording and playback device ever made and yes, I just called Budweiser the best beer of all time. The quad turner device quietly leaked over the summer, followed by an official TiVo announcement in September. At that time the company failed to announce the price and availability but the product page later reveled the $499 price. TiVo just took to the wires to announce the Premiere Elite is available starting today. Your king has arrived, TV nerds.
You Like? TiVo, Netflix And Hulu To Share Real - Time Vid Picks On Facebook
- Sep 21, 2011
TiVo, Netflix and Hulu have buddied up with social-media powerhouse Facebook to make it even easier for people to flaunt their TV and movie watching habits. The companies made the announcements at Facebook's f8 developers conference Thursday, where the social website touted a new real-time linking feature aimed at letting people share media.
'NCIS,' 'Modern Family' most-anticipated returning shows per new survey
- Sep 15, 2011
TiVo has just completed a rather extensive fall TV survey, and the end results do help us get some sort idea of just what are going to be the most-popular shows of the upcoming season -- at least if they end up meeting some of the hype.
TiVo Debuts Premiere Elite DVR with 4 Tuners, 2TB and THX Certification
Big Picture Sound
- Sep 08, 2011
Set your eyeballs to stun: TiVo just announced its latest digital video recorder, the TiVo Premiere Elite. However, this isn't your ordinary set-top box. This one packs in a few eye-popping features. First up, the Premiere Elite has a whopping four digital tuners, which means you can actually record four shows at once, all while viewing a fifth recorded program.
The Insigna TiVo TV: A "Smart" Television that Isn't Dumb
- Jul 31, 2011
We've made no attempts to hide our contempt for sloppy, inconsiderate "connected" TVs. So far, they've been thrown together with all the effort of a fad. But Best Buy's in-house brand has a trick up its sleeve: TiVo.
TiVo Premiere Review-Online Services
- Apr 20, 2011
Overall, the TiVo Premiere made for a great DVR experience and with the added online features, it can easily become the center of your entertainment world.
Appeals Court Affirms That Dish Must Disable DVRs In TiVo Case
- Apr 19, 2011
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld a lower court's ruling that Dish Network must disable eight models of its DVRs -- found to have infringed on a key patent owned by TiVo -- and must pay sanctions for violating prior injunctions to disable the equipment, as the parties' seven-year legal fight appears to be nearing an end.
Branson: Virgin Media TiVo is a weapon against Sky
- Mar 10, 2011
As more and more customers get the next-generation set top box, Virgin Media will begin the push for the new equipment, which has already wowed critics with its feature set, including a backwards EPG, searchable content and, crucially, the famous TiVo suggestion functionality.
Tivo Is in Talks With Several Cable Operators on Set-Top Boxes
- Feb 15, 2011
TiVo Inc., the digital-video recording pioneer, is in talks with several cable operators about its set-top boxes, Chief Executive Officer Tom Rogers said in an interview
Charter-ing a Course?
- Jan 24, 2011
TiVo still does boxes better than anyone else. This is a company that knows something about a great customer experience. And while cable operators can try and try again to put out set tops that keep up with consumer demands for features and sleekness, it can seem like a losing battle because of the sunk costs of those old, existing boxes and the need to tailor navigation software to the lowest common denominator. Thats why the deal announced Mon between TiVo and Charter Comm is so significant. Charter is the 3rd cable operator to embrace TiVo as its default DVR box provider
@CES: TiVo Tom Rogers Sizes Up Cable And Competition - Andrew Wallenstein - paidContent.org - Jan 12, 2011
While Tivo is keeping its focus on the TV screen, it has an eye on tablets as well; an iPad app will launch in the next few months. But the operator deals are where Tivo stands to turn around its business; a new deal with Virgin Media joins a roster that already includes Cox Communications, RCN and Suddenlink.
The Insigna TiVo TV: A
- Jan 01, 2011
We've made no attempts to hide our contempt for sloppy, inconsiderate "connected" TVs. So far, they've been thrown together with all the effort of a fad. But Best Buy's in-house brand has a trick up its sleeve: TiVo.
Virgin Media signs exclusive UK deal with TiVo
- Dec 01, 2010
Virgin Media has signed an exclusive UK deal with U.S. digital video-recorder maker TiVo, a move it said on Wednesday marked the start of its transition from a cable operator to an entertainment provider.
TiVo Drops Prices of Premiere Boxes by $200
- Nov 18, 2010
TiVo announced on Monday that they have slashed prices on their TiVo Premiere and Premiere XL DVRs for a limited time. You can now pick up the TiVo Premiere box for $99.99 with a one-year commitment of $19.99 per month saving you $200 on the box.
TiVo Online Season Pass Manager: handling multiple DVRs gets easier
- Oct 12, 2010
TiVo has launched an Online Season Pass Manager, which will allow subscribers to transfer season pass subscriptions between their various TiVo boxes, as well as adding new passes and deleting old ones.
TiVo Premiere To Stream Hulu Plus
- Sep 28, 2010
Looking to merged virtually all traditional and new digital TV shows -- new and old -- into one service and device, TiVo got broadened its offerings. The longtime maker of time-shifting TV show equipment has struck a deal with Hulu Plus to be included in TiVo's new DVR machines.
Pandora Streaming Radio Comes to TiVo Premiere
- Sep 19, 2010
TiVo announces today that the company's TiVo Premiere DVR will also get personalized streaming radio services via Pandora, which has been available as an app for a variety of smartphone platforms. The Pandora app for TiVo Premiere boxes will allow users to stream Internet-based radio channels that are created based on their preferences for music.
TiVo Slide Remote Lightning Review: Entering Text Finally Doesnt Suck
- Aug 23, 2010
Anyone who's tried to type on a TiVosearching for YouTube, or viewing Netflix, or trying to find that show you want to recordknows it's both tedious and rage-inducing. TiVo Slide fixes this problem, plus, it's a better remote entirely.
RCN Takes TiVo To Windy City
- Aug 03, 2010
RCN has launched TiVo Premiere in Chicago ahead of schedule -- beating incumbent cable operator Comcast to the punch in the Windy City. RCN now offers TiVo Premiere in all its markets. The operator debuted the DVR in Washington, D.C., in May followed by New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley, Pa., and now Chicago. TiVo Premiere (code-named "Neutron") features an interface optimized for big-screen HDTVs and integrated search across linear, on-demand, recorded shows and broadband content.
Suddenlink CEO Kent: Embracing Over-the-Top Video
- Jul 07, 2010
Suddenlink Communications CEO Jerry Kent said one of the key reasons the MSO selected TiVo DVRs and set-tops for its next-generation video services was to let customers access broadband-delivered content including YouTube clips right on their TVs
TiVo sets up Facebook, Twitter TV
Steven E.F. Brown
SF Business Times
- Jun 14, 2010
Television recording business TiVo Inc. set up a way for its users to show information like news, weather, photos or updates from social networks like Twitter or Facebook on TV.
TiVo Premiere Review
G4TV: Attack of the Show
- Apr 25, 2010
TiVo is showing us the future of television with the way they've aggregated all this downloadable content
Your TV Tech Fix: Why Are You Still Using Your Cable Companys DVR?
- Apr 21, 2010
How can it be that pretty much everyone agrees TiVo DVRs are significantly better (are easier to use, offer more innovative features, give you more spacious hard drives, and even now integrate with things like HP MediaSmart Servers for expansion), yet STILL opt for the craptastic box from the cable company?
TiVo wins court ruling against EchoStar; stock soars
By Alex Pham
- Mar 04, 2010
Mr. TiVo TiVo's shares soared more than 53% after the company announced it had won a key ruling in federal court in a long-running patent infringement case against EchoStar's Dish Network.
TiVo unveils Series4 'Premiere' DVRs with enhanced online integration
- Mar 02, 2010
TiVo on Tuesday officially announced two new DVRs that offer an updated user interface and enhanced integration and search capabilities for online video. The TiVo Premiere and TiVo Premiere XL models will cost $300 and $500, respectively, when they ship in April.
Virgin Presses 'Play' on TiVo
By Jeff Baumgartner
Cable Digital News
- Nov 25, 2009
TiVo Inc. is taking its partnership act to the U.K. in a big way, notching a deal to develop a next-generation TV platform for Virgin Media Inc. that will include broadband-fed video services and applications.
Deal Will See Coors Light Messaging During Football Pauses, Rewinds and Fast-Forwards
By Jeremy Mullman
- Nov 19, 2009
Pro sports are far less prone to time-shifting than other types of programming. Only 20% of first-run football viewing is done on a time-shifted basis, according to TiVo StopWatch data. That's half of the 40% rate for all viewing, and only a third of the 61% afflicting primetime.
Blockbuster on Demand Goes Live On TiVo Boxes
By Darren Murph
- Oct 12, 2009
We knew good and well it was coming, and now the deed has been done. As promised, Blockbuster's On Demand movie rental service has gone live on a bevy of TiVo boxes, enabling Series2, Series3, TiVo HD and TiVo HD XL DVRs to watch all sorts of releases without needing to purchase another set-top-box or tap into their cable company's VOD system.
Evolving DVRs Offer up New Benefits
- Sep 23, 2009
TiVo's iconic brand is built around the company's much lauded search-and-suggestion interface. Connected to broadband, DVRs can deliver dozens of branded channels like TiVoCast and can access users' digital video and photo libraries. TiVo is also a content retailer for downloadable video.
Timing Promos With 'TiVo StopWatch'
- Sep 20, 2009
Besides changing the way people watch television, TiVo has also begun to change how we measure that behavior with TiVo "StopWatch." StopWatch connects second-by-second viewing behavior with commercial and promo occurrence data, offering Program Ratings, Spot Ratings and Commercial Retention for both Live Viewing and Time-Shifted Viewing.
In other words, for the first time we're able to see if promos actually perform. Do viewers stick or click?
Cracking the Set-Top Box Code
- Aug 15, 2009
Mining audience data from STB devices that deliver TV content via cable or satellite is turning into the digital equivalent of the Alaska gold rush. A growing number of research and technology companies -- including Nielsen (which owns AdweekMedia), TNS Media Research, TiVo, Rentrak and TRA -- envision a promising business that can deliver audience viewing data of unparalleled precision based on millions of households.
Building the perfect set-top box
- Aug 12, 2009
TiVo is the closest to providing the kind of content consumers really want. It has Netflix, it will soon have Blockbuster streaming, it allows you to watch video podcasts, you can watch films you download from Amazon.com, and you can stream music from Rhapsody. Even better, it's a DVR, so you can quickly and easily switch to television and start recording your favorite shows.
Who's on Crack in Tech
- Aug 06, 2009
The future of TV. While some companies are doing crazy things like mounting a Blu-ray player in an HDTV to help gain some traction in the US market, other companies like TiVo are going a bit beyond. This week the company added RSS feed capability. This will allow podcasts and the like to be streamed to the TiVo. Hot.
Best Buy and TiVo get in bed, HDTVs with built-in TiVos are conceived
- Jul 08, 2009
Best Buy and TiVo have worked out a nice deal. Best Buy is going to heavily push the DVR in all its stores nationwide and TiVo will produce a special Best Buy DVR and embed its DVR platform in a few HDTVs.
Web 3.0: Vague, but Exciting
- Jun 14, 2009
The TiVo model helps to understand how Web 3.0 might work. Express interest in, say, George Clooney, and TiVo's "agent" searches for and records any of his movies airing on TV. But it also finds and records content related to Clooney, such as films he directed or produced, reruns of ER, The Facts of Life and other credited work, interviews and gossip items about him, even the "Tears of a Clooney" episode of American Dad that mocked his persona. Now substitute your brand for "Clooney" and "the entire Web" for "TV," and you get some idea of Web 3.0's potential reach.
TiVo: Judge Rules Against EchoStar In DVR Patent Case
- Jun 01, 2009
TiVo (TIVO) shares are up sharply after hours after a federal court in Texas upheld the company's patents in its closely watched infringement case against EchoStar (SATS). The Judge ruled that EchoStar and DISH Network (DISH) are in contempt of court, rejected their workaround of TiVo's patent
See Dick and Jane Bedoop
- May 28, 2009
Our lives changed dramatically in 2000. A new addition to our family made cute sounds and radically altered our schedules. We were exposed to new ideas and invited to reflect on some old ones. People came into our home to ooh and ahh, asking to hold it and press its buttons. The more it learned about us, the stronger our relationship became. This is the year our love affair with TiVo began.
Tivo, Amazon team up for HD downloads
Silicon Valley Business Journal
- Apr 20, 2009
TiVo Inc. on Tuesday announced the availability of high definition movies and television shows for download to users' television sets via Amazon.com. High definition episodes of current TV seasons will be available for purchase at $2.99 and new release HD movies will be available for rental from $3.99 to $4.99.
TiVo to sell instant data on what people watch, fast-forward
By David Lieberman
- Apr 19, 2009
The company that's made it so easy for television viewers to avoid watching ads will unveil Monday a plan to help stations sell them. TiVo will challenge Nielsen, whose audience ratings provide the basis for most ad sales, with Stop/Watch Local Markets. It will supplement TiVo's measurements of national TV audiences with data from all but the smallest of the nation's 210 markets.
Blockbuster to offer video downloads on TiVo
- Mar 24, 2009
TiVo considers its DVR a shopping mall with video and music downloads available from Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, Rhapsody and other stores of entertainment. But it was missing Blockbuster, which it views as a key anchor for its biggest library of new releases available for download. Blockbuster OnDemand will be added to TiVo's subscription service beginning as early as July, the two companies said Wednesday.
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- Feb 26, 2009
TiVo Search Is The Future of TiVo
- Jan 07, 2009
The redesigned TiVo Search does away with the Swivel Search and now makes show searching more efficient and HD friendly. Just like Swivel Search TiVo Search will weed through both live TV and broadband content, like Amazon on Demand and YouTube, to find a complete list of available programs. But now upon searching for a show TiVo Search will automatically generate similar recommendations and display them with eye-pleasing art at the top of your TV. Another upgrade over the Swivel is the menu layout that is now three columns wide to make use of wide screen TVs and when available HD content is automatically recommended.
TiVo Aims To Be The Google of Television With New TiVo Search
- Jan 07, 2009
Today, January 7, 2009, TiVo announced its upgraded TiVo Search that should allow for users to still get search results, but also discover content. Content suggestions are pulled from television listings and also from the Internet. You might find a clip from YouTube that is related to a television show that you watch. With thousands of programs on television, it's hard finding new things to watch. A "discovery engine" is a great idea to find fresh shows.
TiVo Netflix hands-on on Engadget Classic!
- Dec 12, 2008
TiVo was nice enough to hit us with the Netflix-enabling Fall Service Update a little early, and the going's been pretty good -- this is probably our favorite Netflix streaming implementation yet. Although it's not as flashy of an experience as the Xbox 360's Netflix implementation, it's faster to start streaming, and to our eyes it looks a lot better -- the 360's output is really dark, while the TiVo looks bright and crisp. On top of that, we've never been able to get our 360 to hit more than two bars when playing HD-capable content, while the TiVo instantly spooled up and started streaming full-quality 720p video.
TiVo Launches TiVo Mobile
- Nov 25, 2008
TiVo is really making a push to have a good holiday seasonfirst by offering better deals at Best Buy and now they have made a mobile website allowing cell phone users to browse TV shows and even schedule recordings.
TiVo Adds Domino's Pizza Delivery to Its Menu
By Janet Adamy
- Nov 18, 2008
You can now order a pizza through your television. In a new promotion with TiVo Inc., Domino's Pizza Inc. will begin taking orders using only a TV set from customers who have broadband TiVo service. When a customer forwards through a commercial for Domino's, TiVo will flash a pop-up advertisement that asks the customer if she would like to order a pizza, then direct her to a Domino's ordering screen.
TiVo HD XL
Joel Santo Domingo
- Sep 03, 2008
True story: One of our readers told me he has more than two dozen networked TiVos in his house; obviously he doesn't like to delete any of his recorded shows. This guy should definitely look into the TiVo HD XL, the latest DVR from the company that made TV time-shifting all the rage. The XL is the spiritual successor to 2006's TiVo Series3 DVR. And the XL simply stands for lots of hard drive space--1TB to be exact, as opposed to the standard 160GB that the $300 TiVo HD offers. That extra space translates into about 150 hours of HD recording (up from 20 hours for the TiVo HD) and more than 1,360 hours of basic quality SD recording.
David Pogue's Gadget List of 2008
- Aug 06, 2008
TiVo. I bit the bullet and bought the Tivo Series 3, the hi-def masterpiece machine (which has, grrr, already been discontinued). Runs like a Swiss watch, has never let us down. Still the best DVR software and features on the planet. Subscribes to my favorite Web videos. When I'm away, I can program it from across the Internet.
TiVo and Amazon Team Up
The New York Times
- Jul 21, 2008
The company, based in Alviso, Calif., will introduce a "product purchase" feature on Tuesday in partnership with the Internet retailer Amazon.com. Owners of TiVo video recorders will see, in TiVo's various onscreen menus, links to buy products like CDs, DVDs and books that guests are promoting on talk shows like "The Oprah Winfrey Show", "The Late Show With David Letterman" and "The Daily Show".
TiVo and YouTube to Deliver Web Video to TV
New York Times
- Jul 17, 2008
Pick up the remote, turn on the television and watch YouTube. The user experience envisioned by technology enthusiasts came a step closer to reality on Wednesday when TiVo, the maker of popular digital video recorders, announced a partnership with YouTube that will deliver Web video directly to users televisions.
The 25 Innovations That Changed Entertainment
- Jun 26, 2008
3 TiVo - 1999 - One of the first digital video recorders, it finally put an end to the days when all television junkies were held hostage to the networks' scheduling whims (or clunky VCR timers).
Dads' TV Guilty Pleasures Not What You Expect
- Jun 14, 2008
This Father's Day you might expect to see dads watching the big game or The History Channel, but what shows are dads watching that they don't want anyone to know about? They might not admit it, but dads love dancing celebrities, doctors who get steamy in broom closets, private school teenagers who can't stop text messaging and "Access Hollywood".
Time-Shifting the Ad Industry: Tom Rogers, President and CEO, TiVo
- May 28, 2008
Tom Rogers, a well-rounded media executive, has had his work cut out for him at TiVo (TIVO), the iconic but often-struggling pioneer and leader in the digital video-recorder market. Before coming to TiVo, Mr. Rogers was chairman and CEO of Primedia, which publishes 200 magazines, operates more than 400 Web sites and runs a wide range of television and video businesses. Previous to that, he was president of NBC Cable and executive vice president at NBC, as well as its chief strategist. While there, Mr. Rogers helped found the CNBC business cable channel and established the NBC/Microsoft cable channel and Internet joint venture, MSNBC. He also worked in politics, as senior counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives' Telecommunications, Consumer Protection and Finance Subcommittee, and has previously worked as a Wall Street lawyer.
TiVo Service Will Deliver Selections of TV Critic
The New York Times
- May 27, 2008
Television viewers have been reading the recommendations of local critics for years. Soon a subset of TiVo users will be able to automatically record a critic's picks of The Chicago Tribune. TiVo, a leading maker of digital video recorders, is expected to announce on Wednesday a partnership with The Tribune that will deliver the recommendations of Maureen Ryan, the TV critic for The Tribune, straight to the TVs of users who sign up for the service.
TiVo Adds Disney Movie Rentals
- May 27, 2008
TiVo announced today that its subscribers will soon be able to rent Disney movies through their DVRs directly from their TVs. The service will be provided through an arrangement with CinemaNow. Content will be offered in both standard and high definition (though not all titles will be in HD), and will be available for a 24-hour rental period. TiVo has a movie rental arrangement through Unbox, but Disney content isn't available for download on the Amazon service.
The 100 Best Products of 2008
- May 26, 2008
After a good deal of--ahem--lively discussion, the editors at PC World have completed this year's list of the 100 best technology products available today. How did we do it? After nominating hundreds of devices, apps, sites, and services we knew to be good, we rated each one on its design, functionality, performance, and impact; the ones garnering the highest total scores made our list. Note that we chose not to rate products specifically on their price or value, focusing instead on their overall quality. After the scoring was over and the dust had cleared, we had a list that served, among other things, to remind us of what an exciting time in tech this truly is, with game-changing product development happening on many fronts. 39. TiVo HD (digital video recorder, $300; service, $13/month) With its excellent user interface and its ability to record high-def programs, the TiVo HD box might be all the DVR you need.
TiVo Gets Social With Facebook
- Apr 16, 2008
TiVo has just launched a new Facebook application called "My TV". You can add the shows you watch, rate and comment on the series or individual episodes, recommend shows to friends, schedule recordings on your TiVo (via links to TiVo Central Online), and more.
Tapping Your TiVo's Hidden Talents The Mossberg Solution
Katherine Boehret, Edited by Walter S. Mossberg
The Wall Street Journal
- Mar 05, 2008
A fondness for TiVo has encouraged users to refer to it with designated nicknames and/or genders. A teacher friend of mine was recently asked by a student if her husband's name was TiVo after the child heard her say she would have to tell TiVo about a new TV show. But like any old friend -- or spouse -- who has been around for a while, TiVo has a few tricks up its sleeve that might surprise longtime users and new owners alike. This column includes just a handful of those tricks and highlights some features that may make TiVo more useful. These tips are for everyday users, not serious hackers, and many others exist.
The Good, Bad and Ugly of Movie Downloading
The New York Times
- Feb 21, 2008
Why did so many companies dump HD DVD so fast Intriguingly, one often-cited reason is the approaching era of Internet movie downloads. The logic goes like this: as long as there's a format war, consumers won't buy DVD players of either type. By settling on a single format it doesn't really matter which one the movie and electronics industries can at least start milking the remaining years of the DVD's life.
The New York Times
- Feb 07, 2008
Q. Is there a way to record programs stored on my TiVo recorder in the living room onto a DVD so I can save them or watch them elsewhere? A. Although some TiVo digital recorders have integrated DVD burners, you don't have to own one of those models to get your shows copied to a disc. There are at least a couple of other options.
For Marketing, the Most Valuable Player Might Be YouTube
The New York Times
- Feb 05, 2008
SOME religions believe in an afterlife. Others do not. On Madison Avenue after the Super Bowl, most everyone is a believer.That is because the Internet, digital video recorders, mobile devices and other technologies are giving a strong postgame presence to the commercials that appear each year during the Super Bowl. The spots can be watched later on Web sites, forwarded to friends through e-mail, discussed on message boards and assessed on blogs.
THUMBS UP for TiVo Interactive Advertising and Marketing
- Jan 24, 2008
TiVo, a marketers dream TiVo the recognized leader and creator of DVR (Digital Video Recorders) today announced a partnership with Symantec (you know the Norton's Anti-virus cats) to be their first interactive advertiser on their TiVoCast Programming. Learning about this got me to thinking As a marketing professional and a TiVo subscriber I find the TiVo's interactive marketing very intriguing. For those of you who don't own one TiVo's has worked hard to answer the concerns of marketers who feel that TiVo allows viewers to by-pass commercial breaks rendering their ads less effective. In response TiVo has created marketing opportunites for hungry advertisers that are really cool and cutting edge.
Boston gets Comcast's TiVo-powered DVR
- Jan 22, 2008
NEW YORK TiVo aims to make life easy for its digital video recorder customers. But its journey to this potentially pivotal week was extraordinarily difficult. After three years of painstaking work, Comcast, (CMCSA) the nation's largest cable provider, Tuesday will begin marketing TiVo's (TIVO) interface as a premium software upgrade for DVR customers in the Boston area. The significance of the offering reaches far beyond Beantown.
Watch TiVo evolve with the industry, CEO says
Los Angeles Times
- Jan 21, 2008
The world of video is going to go the way of music. In the music world, you can get any song you want, any time you want it, on any device you want it. That's what's happened in the last five, six years. It's become a la carte, on demand. We think the same thing is going to happen with television. That changes the whole notion of television convenience and ease -- to mean being able to go out and find any piece of content you want through your television set and being able to watch it. We've built TiVo's capabilities to do that. We started with being able to retrieve certain content from newspapers and other players that had video that they want to get to the TV set. And we expanded it with Amazon, where they created thousands of television shows and movies [that can be delivered] via broadband straight to your television set.
The Top 10 Gadgets of 2007
- Dec 17, 2007
TiVo HD: The best of the set-top DVRs made the leap to HD in late 2006, but the $800 price tag for the new Series3 box was a bitter pill. Luckily, the $300 TiVo HD arrived in August. In the meantime, TiVo's been busy adding support for Amazon Unbox video downloads, the Rhapsody music service, and Picasa photo libraries.
TiVo, 'VCR on steroids,' selling 'extremely well'
The Vancouver Sun
- Dec 07, 2007
Like many marketing managers, Lee Scherbinsky can talk a blue streak about a new product. But in the case of TiVo, the television recording device, which arrived in British Columbia stores just days ago, Scherbinsky has a personal interest because he got one for himself.
TiVo HD DVR Makes Sound and Vision's HOT 100 List
Sound and Vision
- Nov 28, 2007
In case you didn't hear, TiVo's gone high-def, and it's finally at a price everyone can afford. The company's HD DVR can record 20 hours of HDTV shows (180 in standard-def), even recording two HD shows at once. In addition to the cable channels, the DVR can download movies and TV episodes from Amazon Unbox. Forgot to set it to record that Happy Days reunion? Just schedule the recording via the Net.
Now you can share your videos on your own TV channel
Kansas City Star
- Nov 15, 2007
Have you ever wanted your own TV channel? Well, now you can have one if you have a broadband Internet connection and a few friends and family members with TiVo digital video recorders.
TiVo Serves Up Portrait of the Ad-Zappers -- Marketers Are Offered A Look at Subscribers, How They Use DVRs
Wall Street Journal
- Nov 08, 2007
Facing increased competition from cable operators and phone companies that offer digital video-recording services, TiVo is making a bigger grab at a different source of revenue: the pile of money that marketers are throwing at companies that promise fresh insights into TV-viewing habits.
TiVo Adds Disney Moves From CinemaNow, Indie Movies From Jaman
- Oct 23, 2007
Another reason to go with a TiVo instead of a generic DVR: downloadable Disney and indie movies on demand. The deals were actually announced earlier in the year, but starting today you'll be able to download and rent movies from Jaman.com.