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TiVo Gets Musical With Spotify

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 07:46
TiVo is enhancing its customizable entertainment experience with the introduction of Spotify. The leading streaming music service is now available to TiVo Premiere customers in the US. This addition reflects TiVo’s efforts to provide customers with the best of TV, movies and music all in one device.   To access this new feature, TiVo customers can sign-in on their TV with existing Spotify Premium accounts. From there they will be able to listen to current playlists, create new playlists, browse playlists, albums and artists, search for related artists and stream Continue Reading

TV This Week! What to watch week of 12/17

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 12:50
MONDAY – How I Met Your Mother – CBS – 8PM As Christmas nears, Barney considers proposing to Patrice. Ted debates whether or not to tell Robin. Meanwhile, a Buffy The Vampire Slayer reunion takes place when Marshall and Lily run into an acquaintance from college played by Alyson Hannigan’s former Buffy castmate, Seth Green. Peter Gallagher also guest stars as Ted’s former architecture professor. HIMYM and Buffy fans alike won’t want to miss this special one-hour holiday episode.   TUESDAY – The Voice Live Finale – NBC – 9PM Continue Reading

Do TV Promo Commercials Actually Work?

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 10:26
TiVo Research and Analytics, Inc. (TRA) wanted to see if commercials promoting new TV shows actually result in people watching the show. The findings are surprising: A large-reach promotional campaign before a show’s premiere does not guarantee success with viewers. How do we know? First, TRA ranked the 2012 Fall TV shows based on the audience reach of their promotional campaigns six weeks before they started. A month after the show started, each show was given a Promo Conversion score, which is calculated by determining if a viewer watched three Continue Reading

Recognize These “New” TV Faces From Past Places?

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 12:38
Have you been watching new shows this fall and seeing some familiar faces? This season’s lineup has been filled with actors who starred in popular TV series from the past. We have all the details on their roles then and now. Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere Britton is known for her roles as Tami Taylor on Friday Night Lights and Vivien Harmon on the first season of American Horror Story, while Panettiere’s claim to fame is the cheerleader everyone tried to save on Heroes. This season both actresses made the move Continue Reading

AOL On App Now on TiVo Interface

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:32
Early this fall, we informed you that we would be teaming up with The AOL On Network to bring quality video content from on.aol.com straight to your TiVo Premiere; as of today, TiVo Premiere DVR owners can stay current with entertainment, technology, news and culture through the AOL On app found on TiVo’s interface. This app brings videos from a range of premium content partners including Reuters, Entertainment Tonight, Gourmet TV and BBC and so many others! You can watch current event videos from the most trusted sources on your Continue Reading

TiVo Donating $25,000 to the Tim Tebow Foundation After Reaching 25,000 new Likes

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 12:09
TiVo is officially donating $25,000 to the Tim Tebow Foundation after surpassing 25,000 new Likes on the TiVo Facebook page since launching a Like-to-Donate campaign on November 14, in honor of new spokesperson, Tim Tebow. Less than a month ago, we pledged to donate $1 to the Tim Tebow Foundation for every new Facebook Like we received. Today, we are happy to say that we have reached our final goal and are donating $25,000 to assist children in need. Thank you to all the fans for helping us achieve this amazing feat in such a short amount Continue Reading

For the Love of TiVo On Instagram

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 12:32
The TiVo guy with the smile that never fades, our iconic remote with the colorful buttons, the ability to pause your favorite scenes to make a meme or two; these are some of the things that TiVo users have grown to love about us. With Instagram’s ability to capture any moment and share it instantly, our fans have found yet another way to outwardly express this love and we couldn’t be more thrilled about it! Whether your picture is for a good chuckle or to warm the heart, we want Continue Reading

TV This Week! What to watch week of 12/3

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:49
MONDAY – Blake Shelton’s Not So Family Christmas – NBC– 10PM ‘Tis the season for holiday specials and this one is the first of its kind. The music special will air directly after “The Voice” and will celebrate the popular judge’s favorite songs. Guests include Christina Aguilera, Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson, Jay Leno and most importantly, his spouse, Miranda Lambert. As an added bonus, Shelton will be singing a duet with his songwriter mother, Dorothy Shackleford.   TUESDAY – Sons of Anarchy (Season Finale) – FX – 10PM The fifth Continue Reading

TiVo Celebrates the Holidays With Christmas In The Park

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 12:34
       It’s finally the holiday season! Yesterday, our TiVo elves were hard at work, excited to do their part. Wrapping boxes and making decorations, they were preparing to decorate our tree at this year’s Christmas in the Park celebration in Downtown San José at the Plaza de Cesar Chavez on Market St. Each year, local businesses and community members make a contribution to ensure that the show goes on, with a 60-foot Community Giving Tree and a forest of well-lit trees exuding holiday spirit and joy. This year, TiVo Continue Reading

TiVo’s Greg DePalma Shares: A Day in the Life of a Video Everywhere Commuter

Wed, 11/28/2012 - 11:05
It’s Tuesday morning. I stand on the platform next to a herd of commuters as the 6:45 Metro North train rolls in. Like most commuters, I have a routine. I take the 6:45 am train into New York and the 6:11 pm home to Connecticut. I always grab the first available aisle seat, boot up my iPad, plug in my headphones, and open the TiVo app.   As I peruse my TiVo playlist, the conductor’s announces over the PA, “this is your 6:45 local express to New York.” I smile Continue Reading

Schmidt Happens

Tue, 11/27/2012 - 11:42
It all started in the pilot with his first donation to the “douchebag jar,” but who really knew that one of the best parts about a show called New Girl starring Zooey Deschanel – who also sings the theme song about…herself – would be a guy named Schmidt. He has had bit parts on TV for more than 10 years and some extended story arcs in popular series like Greek and Ugly Betty. As recurring character Leo, fans of Veronica Mars probably recognized his talent years ago. But these days, Continue Reading

TV This Week! What to watch week of 11/26

Mon, 11/26/2012 - 16:02
MONDAY – Cake Boss: The Next Great Baker (Season Premiere) – TLC– 9PM The third season kicks off with the assignment of baking a fiesta themed cake for the wedding of “Saved By The Bell” star Mario Lopez. The Season Premiere of the original “Cake Boss” will follow at 10:30PM.   TUESDAY – Leverage (Mid-Season Premiere) – TNT – 10PM  The underrated heist drama returns to TV to finish off what it started. This time around, the crew of thieves will be taking down a department store. Although the crew Continue Reading

Gather ‘Round The TV, It’s Time for Marathons and Leftovers

Fri, 11/23/2012 - 09:00
It’s the Friday after Thanksgiving and that means one thing: leftovers. It also means sitting in front of your TV with those leftovers and watching a marathon of your favorite shows. This Thanksgiving break there is a TV marathon for everyone in the family. So grab a plate, fill it up with your Thanksgiving favorites (again) and we’ll see you on the couch. Say Yes to the Dress Marathon – Nov. 23 from 12pm-8pm on TLC. Episodes of Say Yes to the Dress and Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids. Continue Reading

Some Old Favorites For Thanksgiving Day

Wed, 11/21/2012 - 10:00
The Thanksgiving season is the time that you spend with the ones you love most and remember everything you have to be thankful for. Friends got it half right. The gang spends the time together, but instead of remembering happy times, the season five episode, “The One with the Thanksgiving Flashbacks,” is a compilation of everyone’s worst memories from past Thanksgiving celebrations. Obviously, it’s a hilarious mix of events including the time when Chandler got his toe cut off while Monica was trying to seduce him. But even the worst of times Continue Reading

We’re Thankful For Holiday-Themed TV Episodes

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 13:04
Check Out New Thanksgiving Specials This Week: TUESDAY – Happy Endings – ABC – 9:00PM Dave and Alex have the gang over for Thanksgiving at their new place, and Dave decides to share his heritage by giving his friends an authentic Navajo Thanksgiving. Max discovers a lost copy of “The Real World” that he and Brad were on, leading the group to reminisce about how they all met. TUESDAY – Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 – ABC – 9:30PM June can’t afford the flight home to Indiana, so Continue Reading

Behind the Scenes: Tim Tebow Ad Shoot

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:35
This is a behind the scenes look at TiVo’s advertising shoot with Tim Tebow last week. TiVo Creative Director, Neal Foard, interviews the Director, Marcus McCollum, post-shoot. Take a look to hear about the shoot and their favorite moments. Forgive the background noise. It truly is behind the scenes and you can hear the crew tearing down the set. Be sure to check out our exclusive interviews with Tim. You’ll find out what TV means to him and why he thinks TiVo makes TV about 1,000 times better. Also, check Continue Reading

Hottest Place This Fall: Cleveland

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 13:11
Things are heating up this season in northeastern Ohio of all places. That’s because season 4 of TV Land’s hit show Hot In Cleveland premieres November 28th. Over the last 3 seasons, this original sitcom has been nominated for a SAG Award and, for two years running, Betty White has won the SAG Award for female actor in a TV comedy series in addition to receiving an Emmy nomination for her performance on the show. Reunite with White, Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malick as they deal with the mystery baby Continue Reading

TiVo Announces Tim Tebow as Brand Ambassador

Wed, 11/14/2012 - 06:51
We are proud to announce that as of today, Tim Tebow is teaming up with TiVo as our new Brand Ambassador! Naturally, we are beyond thrilled to have him. Being a philanthropist, a unique player, and a kid at heart with a love for good television, Tim could not have been a more perfect match for TiVo. In an effort to tell the “TiVo Story”, you will see Tim and TiVo on all platforms, working together to spread the word about our brand, and what makes it such a well-rounded Continue Reading

TiVo #1000xBetter Twitter Sweepstakes

Wed, 11/14/2012 - 06:36
We love TiVo, we know Tim Tebow loves TiVo, but tell us why you love TiVo on Twitter! Enter our sweepstakes to win a prize autographed by Tim Tebow himself! Tweet @TiVo and use #1000xBetter to tell us how TiVo makes your TV better! Looking for more Tim Tebow trivia? Check out Tim’s TiVo on Facebook for exclusive content, like which actor he would like to be and if he’s ever thrown anything at his TV! For more information see the Official Rules below. THE TIVO® #1000XBETTER SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES Continue Reading

TiVo Donates $1 to Tim Tebow Foundation for Each New Like on Facebook

Wed, 11/14/2012 - 06:35
For each new Like on Facebook TiVo will donate $1 to the Tim Tebow Foundation to assist children in need. Want to help? All you have to do is Like the TiVo Facebook page and we’ll donate a dollar! Liking the TiVo page also gets you access to exclusive Tebow content, so take a look around Tim’s TiVo to vote on which shows Tim should watch and check out why Tim loves his TiVo! For more information see Terms and Conditions below. TiVo “LIKES” DONATION PROMOTION TERMS AND CONDITIONS. TiVo Continue Reading

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