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Best Friends Forever

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 17:09
It’s been about two weeks since Netflix starting streaming every episode of Friends, and about two minutes since I’ve watched an episode of Friends. All this Friends watching has convinced me of two things. One, I really have no excuse for not starting on those New Year’s resolutions, and two, my own friends could really bring more to the table. Don’t get me wrong, I love my friends, they’re great—but none of them are giving me free samples from Ralph Lauren, and not one of them has locked themselves in Continue Reading

And the nominees are: Watch this year’s Oscar nominees tonight!

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 12:07
All of Hollywood woke up a little early this morning to find out who will be walking the red carpet at the 87th annual Academy Awards on February 22nd, and we’ve collected them all for you! Catch up with all of this year’s nominees in our “Academy Award Nominees 2015″ collection. Whether you want to get lost in “The Grand Budapest Hotel” (nominated 9 times, including Best Picture) or want to experience the fear and intimidation of J.K. Simmons in “Whiplash” (nominated 5 times), just click the “Browse TV & Movies” Continue Reading

TiVo: “I’d Like to Thank The Academy…”

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 19:05
Last Thursday, the TiVo team walked the red carpet of the 66th Annual Technology & Engineering Awards at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. Donning the latest in CES fashion, TiVo was recognized for Television Enhancement Devices, while subsidiary Digitalsmiths was recognized for Personalized Recommendation Engines for Video Discovery for Multichannel Video Programming Distributors (MVPDs). The 2014 honors mark the fifth and sixth Emmy® Awards for TiVo Inc. TiVo received an Emmy for bridging the “traditional” TV experience with premium non-linear content delivered over the Internet via the TiVoCast™ platform. Continue Reading

TiVo’s Top Moments for the 2015 Golden Globes

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 17:15
It was a raucous evening of accolades, jabs, political commentary, and no-holds-barred humor with the occasional award thrown in for good measure. The 2015 Golden Globes marked the end of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s hosting triad. As befitting the “informal Oscars” presenters and recipients were more comfortable to speak their mind and let go with the occasional expletive (yes, Kevin Spacey, we’re talking to you). So, without further ado, here are TiVo’s Top Five Moments for the 2015 Golden Globes:   8:05pm – During their opening monologue, Tina Fey Continue Reading

TiVo Research Rings in the New Year with Research Reports on Brands & Streaming

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 10:19
Today at CES 2015 TiVo Research unveiled two recent studies. The first study, TiVo’s 6th Annual Battle of the Brands, covers the current trends in traditional television advertising. The second study, TiVo’s Tablet and Smartphone Streaming Report, offers insight into the rapidly growing phenomena of streaming entertainment to a tablet or smartphone. TiVo’s 6th Annual Battle of the Brands pitted various brand leaders in certain product categories against one another based on unique TiVo metrics,  including fast-forwarding rates in similar, or different, media environments (i.e., media type, network, daypart); fast-forwarding Continue Reading

TiVo Roamio OTA Goes Mainstream

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 13:14
Today at CES in Las Vegas, we announced the TiVo Roamio OTA will soon be widely available coming to you via Amazon.com later this month and TiVo.com in February! The TiVo Roamio OTA, initially released as a limited edition product available in select BestBuy stores, was built to serve those without cable and satellite, enabling them to access their favorite streaming services like Netflix – and more importantly – record the free broadcast TV they have access to via an HD antenna. It can record up to four shows simultaneously, Continue Reading

TiVo at 2015 CES

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 13:09
It’s that time of year again! The TiVo team has either arrived or is in transit to Las Vegas for CES 2015! This year we will show off the largest and most diverse array of products and features in the company’s history – come see us in the Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall 1 of Tech East, at Booth #7920: The beast, the myth, the legend…TiVo Mega! Imagine recording more than 3 years of TV programming, or watching 5,000 movies, and make that a reality with the 24 terabyte Continue Reading

Future of CableCARD

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 23:22
TiVo DVRs require a CableCARD that enables you to receive digital cable channels. About the size of a thick credit card, CableCARDs are supplied by your cable company and enable your TiVo to unscramble their encrypted signal. Once inserted and activated, a CableCARD communicates with your local cable system and delivers all the high-definition and digital cable channels included in your subscription package. You may be wondering about the future of CableCARDs given that Congress recently passed legislation that will repeal, as of December 4, 2015, the federal mandate for Continue Reading

TiVo Research Presents its 2014 Year in Review

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 09:29
Top Moments include Peyton Manning’s First Botched Snap from Center in the Super Bowl and a Glitch in the Opening Ceremonies of the XXII Winter Olympics TiVo Research today announced its 2014 year in review results offering a comprehensive look at what resonated with TiVo viewers based on syndicated ratings data, from television’s top five moments to the most successful creative advertising campaigns. According to TiVo, two of the top TV five moments of 2014 occurred during The Big Bang Theory episodes, while moments from the Super Bowl, the Academy Awards and Continue Reading

TiVo College Bowl Game Collection Allows One Click Recording of Every Bowl Game!

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 11:24
Just in time for the College Bowl Season, TiVo has added to the TiVo Collections: “College Bowl Games 2014.” With 39 games being played between December 20 and January 12, and with multiple games taking place on any given day, it has become more challenging for fans to catch their favorite teams’ performances. With the “College Bowl Games 2014” collection, college football fans don’t have to miss a play between the holiday get-togethers and family gatherings, including the first ever College Football Playoff National Championship! TiVo Roamio and Premiere customers Continue Reading

Colbert Report Sings Off

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 14:58
As Letterman packs up his belongings and CBS begins renovation plans on the studio, Stephen Colbert bid adieu to nine years at Comedy Central as host of The Colbert Report. Joining in on the celebration was his usual raucous audience, as well as a host of singing celebrities. Utilizing our live + same day second-by-second viewing data, TiVo Research & Analytics determined the Top Five Moments from the Colbert Report’s final episode that resonated most with our subscribers. Here is that list:   11:31 pm – Jon Stewart introduces Colbert Continue Reading

Watch something other than visions of sugarplums this year!

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 12:07
Christmas is coming quicker than you can shout “Santa! I know him!”; but, there’s still time to enjoy all your holiday favorites and discover some new ones with our four Christmas collections: “Classic Christmas Chestnuts”: Relive your favorite holiday memories with your family or create new ones with a selection of the most famous Christmas movies and specials of all time. “DIY Christmas”: Learn how to cook the perfect Christmas dinner or to decorate your home with fun Christmas crafts with our collection of Do-It-Yourself Christmas specials. “The Naughty List”: Continue Reading

Top Moments: Peter Pan Live!

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 13:58
  Last night, NBC aired a live telecast of the beloved J. M. Barrie story, Peter Pan. If you didn’t get a chance to check it out, take a look at top moments from Peter Pan Live! below:     8:10pm – Peter Pan makes his first appearance flying into the Darling children’s bedroom in search of his shadow. 8:02pm – The opening shot of Wendy dancing with her brother John as the camera peers through the bedroom window and Minnie Driver (adult Wendy) narrates. 9:03pm – Wendy lives! The Continue Reading

I Love a (Thanksgiving Day) Parade!

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 13:20
By Susan Cuccinello This Thursday, in many homes across America, attention will be split between what’s happening in the kitchen – where Thanksgiving meal prep will be underway – and what’s happening on the nearest video screen – which may well be tuned to NBC’s coverage of the 88th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® in New York City.   While there will be several regional and local Thanksgiving parades taking place, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is one of the oldest and dates back to 1924; televised coverage began in 1952.   Although Continue Reading

Top Moments: American Music Awards!

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 13:39
Last night’s American Music Awards show brought the stars together for a night of many performances, laughs and even cries. From Selena Gomez’s heart-wrenching performance of “The Heart Wants What it Wants,” to Taylor Swift and Iggy Azalea hitting the stage, the night was filled with A+ performances by your favorite artists. Didn’t get a chance to check out the show? Check out TiVo’s Top Moments below!   8:05pm – Taylor Swift’s performance of “Blank Space” opens the AMAs and ranks as TiVo’s Top Moment in the awards show. 8:21pm Continue Reading

TiVo Launches New Amazon Instant Video App!

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 09:00
Including Access to Amazon Prime Instant Video TiVo is now bringing the new Amazon Instant Video app to TiVo Roamio and TiVo Mini devices offering access to the entire Amazon Prime Instant Video library including Amazon Original Series Alpha House and Transparent as well as kid’s original series Tumble Leaf, Creative Galaxy and Annedroids, at no additional cost to TiVo subscribers who are Amazon Prime members. The Amazon Instant Video app for TiVo features an HD interface. In addition to Amazon Original Series, Amazon Prime members can enjoy unlimited streaming Continue Reading

Game of Ratings

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:47
The following blog contains over seven Game of Thrones quotes. Can you spot them all? The headlines continue to permeate the media landscape on virtually a daily basis: Nielsen Seven Month Glitch… NBC Wants a Do-over… Nielsen Says Rentrak Doesn’t Let Facts Get in the Way… Rentrak Fires Back… Hodor! Hodor! As we all know, words are wind, but sometimes that wind can be very biting. “…We’re still doing TV ratings on something more analogous to political polling,” says Time Magazine columnist James Poniewozik in a recent Public Radio International Continue Reading

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 11:40
The midterm elections have come and gone. Like with any other contest, there were winners and there were losers. If you’re like me, and you voted, it doesn’t matter whom you voted for because you’re still a winner. With only 36.3 percent of eligible voters actually voting (according to early estimates by the United States Elections Project), you get to enjoy one of the best feelings in the world…superiority. Don’t worry, it’s not the bad kind that makes you want to take over the world. It’s the good kind—the kind Continue Reading

Top Moments: The 2014 World Series®!

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:24
Last night San Francisco brought it home, and oh, it’s all because of Taylor Swift! In 2010 the Giants won their first World Series title since relocating to the Bay Area, and Taylor Swift dropped an album. Ever since, every Taylor Swift album release gracefully accompanied a Giants World Series title. Coincidence? No way! The World Series left fans of both teams on the edge of their seats, with the game running until the 9th inning of game 7. Although game 7 could have been anyone’s, the Giants took the Continue Reading

VUDU Launches on TiVo!

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 06:00
Subscription-Free Video-on-Demand Service Provides TiVo Users with Added Flexibility to Watch Content on Their Terms Ready for more content? Today, TiVo brings you even more access to watch, rent and buy HD movies and TV Shows with the launch of VUDU, Walmart’s subscription-free, video-on-demand movie service. The VUDU application enables users to rent or purchase new-release movies and TV shows, as well as access a fully customized UltraViolet cloud library. VUDU’s recently expanded catalog features newly added TV shows from CBS, Comedy Central, HBO, MTV, National Geographic, Nickelodeon and SHOWTIME, as Continue Reading

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