TiVo Announcements

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 [...]

TiVo Inc., the creator of and a leader in advanced television services, including digital video recorders (DVRs), for consumers, content distributors and consumer electronics manufacturers, today announced two major enhancements to its whole-home viewing solution. Its IP set-top box, delivers the TiVo experience on secondary televisions throughout the home. TiVo Stream, provides transcoding to enable content viewing on mobile devices.
Through these new products, operators working with TiVo can give their subscribers the content they want on any screen within the home, including secondary televisions, tablets and smart phones and all through the same easy-to-use TiVo interface. For example, the IP set-top box complements the home's primary TiVo DVR by extending the TiVo experience onto secondary TVs including live and recorded television viewing. TiVo Stream delivers content to a customer's tablet or mobile device, creating a cohesive viewing experience no matter how they choose to watch their programs. Both products are optimized for operator distribution, including automated provisioning and activation, and the low-capital costs that operators demand.
Tom Rogers, President and CEO, TiVo Inc., said, "Consumers not only want an enjoyable TV experience, but now demand choice and the flexibility to watch content on multiple devices and screens within the home. TiVo has worked with our operator customers to create a suite of affordable companion devices that deliver a cohesive experience regardless of the screen the customer wants to use." 
The IP set-top box works with the TiVo Premiere Q, a home's primary gateway device, to give consumers access to live and recorded TV, operator VOD, plus broadband-delivered content on every TV in the house. This is delivered through the innovative TiVo experience consumers have come to know and love. It includes integrated MoCA to simplify home networking and multi-room applications.
TiVo Stream seamlessly delivers the content available on a consumer's TiVo Premiere or Premiere Q DVR to alternative screens such as iPads and iPhones. Unlike similar offerings in the market, this is the first product to enable streaming or download of shows simultaneously to multiple portable devices without interrupting what's playing on the television. The power of TiVo Stream enables users to quickly transfer shows to their mobile device for viewing outside the home.
TiVo will release both products at retail and through select cable operators. Additional details on availability for both the IP set-top box and TiVo Stream will be announced in the coming months.
TiVo unveiled details about both products during the 2012 NCTA Cable Show in Boston. For more information visit the TiVo booth #1859 located in the main exhibit hall.

TV’s crankiest clinician is set to finally set down his stethoscope tonight, as Fox ends an 8 year, 177 show run with a macabre episode titled ‘Everybody Dies.’ The show has long been a TiVo favorite, as it is the number 5 most recorded show on TiVo boxes, behind Modern Family, The Big Bang Theory, [...]

This week, Kim Spradlin won Survivor: One World. No surprise there! One of the top moments of this finale was Kim winning the final immunity challenge to seal her victory. As Chelsea said to Kim during the challenge: “You’re a beast!” Other than that, the finale was fairly dull. When the remaining Survivors reminisced about their [...]