TiVo Announcements

During the past year TiVo has been studying box office performances in relation to the fast-forward rates of movie spots – and the correlation between the two is undeniable. Fast-forward rate is simply the percent a spot is skipped during live plus seven days of time-shifted viewing. On average the fast-forward rates for movie spots, which are traditionally some of the most popular commercials on television, range from 12-17%. We first took notice of this correlation in September of 2011 when the latest “can’t miss” Sarah Jessica Parker film I Continue Reading

Father’s Day is coming up this Sunday and our quest for the ultimate TV Dad continues! We’re in the final round of the “Father’s Day Face-Off,” a bracket of 16 TV Dads from our top-recorded shows — 8 comedies and 8 dramas — now voted down to the final four by our fans on Facebook and Twitter. On Friday we opened voting on our 8 Dads of Drama. Eddard Stark of Game of Thrones was the clear winner, with Dexter Morgan as a close second (just barely edging out Walter Continue Reading

Great news! Following a successful rollout in the SF Bay Area, customers in the greater Boston area can now enjoy Xfinity® On Demand and everything you love from the web – all through the easy-to-use and innovative TiVo interface. TiVo and Comcast have joined forces to deliver Boston area Xfinity TV subscribers, access to all your traditional cable channels, and now for the first time Xfinity On Demand. Plus you get all the additional great web entertainment like Netflix and Hulu Plus from the one box that does it all—TiVo® Continue Reading

I just finished reading The Power of Habit, by Charles Duhigg. This fascinating and insightful book highlights several case studies from companies such as Procter & Gamble, Starbucks, and Target to Olympic medalists and NFL athletes. Mr. Duhigg describes how bad habits were broken by replacing them with healthier options, and thereby creating new habits for consumers. Febreze® is one such success story. Who drank coffee at 3pm ten years ago? Not many. Who needs a coffee break at 3pm today? Millions. Because coffee breaks during the afternoon are now Continue Reading

Sunday, June 17, is Father’s Day. Dads across the nation will bask in the glory of a carefree day, complete with home-cooked meals and hand-crafted cards. It’s a great day to hang out with the family and queue up some recordings on the ol’ TiVo box. All this got us thinking about Dads on TV. Which characters deserve to be celebrated for all their fatherly goodness? Well, why not let the fans decide? Here at TiVo we put together a little bracket we’re calling the “Father’s Day Face-Off.” We’ve selected Continue Reading

There’s nothing quite like navigating a world of YouTube clips with your trusty TiVo peanut remote, lounging in your favorite chair. One of our favorite things to do with our TiVo box is watch upcoming movie trailers (in HD!). Today’s trending video is a dramatized Hollywood version of The Great Gatsby, coming out around Christmas. So who’s the star? The beloved Leonardo DiCaprio. Once a teenage heartthrob, DiCaprio has become a veritable movie star. But playing Gatsby, he has some pretty big shoes to fill. Will he pull it off? This Continue Reading

Last night’s season finale of Cougar Town marked the last episode that will air on ABC. The show was teetering on the edge of cancellation since the day it premiered, but dedication by its writers, cast, crew and fans have prevailed. Next season, the Cul-de-sac Crew’s escapades will be airing on TBS. Currently #81 on TiVo’s top [...]

  Getting ready to kickoff summer with a Memorial Day weekend BBQ? You better have some tunes ready! Remember — it’s super easy to customize your jams from Pandora using your TiVo box. If you’v never used it, Pandora is a music recommendation service that lets you create radio stations based on songs and artists [...]

On Tuesday, most-watched moments from TiVo-using Idol fans indicated Phillip Phillips was likely to win season 11 of American Idol. After a finale jam-packed with celebrity appearances and Idol alums, it looks like TiVo data had the answer all along. Keep those TiVo boxes running!

…announced tonight! (Sorry, we just couldn’t resist a little Ryan Seacrest-style drama.) The moment Idol fans have been waiting for since January will be announced tonight on FOX, when either Phillip Phillips or Jessica Sanchez will be crowned as Season 11′s champion.  If our TiVo viewing data is any indication, it may be Phillip’s moment [...]