TiVo Announcements

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 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

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

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

Fall leaves, NFL clashes, flu shots, World Series thrills, the Great Pumpkin, clocks Fall Back, sweater weather, school crossing guards, and the deluge of new broadcast television series (twenty-four in all this year.) Must be the fall season! As the new broadcast offerings vie for viewing and promotional time on their various networks, TiVo examined which new series seem to be resonating with our subscribers. Below is a list of the top ten new fall broadcast series, based on the percentage of a representative sampling of TiVo subscribers who have Continue Reading

Having a television dilemma? Need help with a pop culture problem? We tackle your pressing pop culture problems in our new series, “On the Couch with TiVo”. Write to us at onthecouch@tivo.com or tweet @TiVo using #onthecouch with your questions, and you may be featured in next week’s post!* Our kids love “Frozen”, but if I have to hear “Let it Go” one more time, I might just scream. Any tips on other movies they might go equally ga-ga for? – Sharon C., Tallahassee, FL  It’s easy to see why parents might be looking Continue Reading

By: Akiko Iwamizu TiVo collected data from an online survey that TiVo conducted in June 2014 among 2,025 individuals in the U.S. between the ages of 13 and 74. The sample of respondents was balanced in age, gender, and income to roughly mirror the demographic spread of the 2013 census figures published by the US Government. Through this survey, TiVo was able to learn about and analyze each individual’s adoption and usage of mobile technology. What TiVo found was that 80% of US residents have a smartphone, and that both Apple® Continue Reading

Today TiVo revealed results from its Second Annual TiVo Multitasking and Social TV Survey. The results indicate a dramatic increase in multitasking during TV viewing: over half of the 856 survey respondents reported multitasking every time or almost every time they watch TV (51 percent); compared to just over one third (36 percent) in last year’s survey. Though TV multitasking may be on the increase, viewers also report an increase in TV viewing as the primary focus: 47 percent of respondents’ total TV time is spent with their primary attention Continue Reading

Go On a Shopping Spree…From Your Couch, Remote In Hand Some may argue that the two greatest leisurely activities on earth are watching TV and shopping. Well now TiVo is letting you do both!  With the New HSN Shop application, viewers can shop with the click of a button, while tuning in to one of their favorite shows. Commercial break? Don’t skip ahead, launch the app and take a few minutes to shop! The HSN App allows users to purchase recently-aired products while streaming the HSN Channel on TV.  After Continue Reading

TiVo’s Second Annual Cheaters Survey Finds Viewers Show-Cheating in Their Own Home and Men are the Worst Offenders So Orange is the New Black Season 2 just released on Netflix, and you swore to your best friend that you would only watch an episode a day together. Let’s be real; what’s stopping you from binge-watching IT ALL under the covers with a giant bag of Cheetos® Puffs on a Friday night? Nothing; we’ve all been there. We’ve started a television series with a close friend, or significant other, and sworn Continue Reading