Comcast Taps into TiVo
PHILADELPHIA, PA — Comcast, a national provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services, and TiVo Inc., best known for its digital video recorders (DVRs) and television service products, recently announced that the companies have reached an agreement to make the TiVo service widely available to Comcast customers in the majority of its markets around the country.
Under the terms of the agreement, the two companies will develop a version of the TiVo service that will be made available on Comcast's current DVR platform. New software will be developed by TiVo to be incorporated into Comcast's existing network platforms. The new service will be marketed with the TiVo brand and is expected to be available on Comcast's DVR products in a majority of Comcast markets in mid-to-late 2006.
"We are focused on providing our customers with a 21st Century television experience," says Brian Roberts, chairman and CEO of the Comcast Corporation. "TiVo has revolutionized the way consumers watch and access home entertainment. By partnering with TiVo, we are continuing to deliver technology that enables our customers to watch what they want when they want on TV."