TiVo coming to Time Warner Cable?

By on June 23, 2009, 9:09 PM
Hot on the heels of a major patent victory against Dish Network, TiVo is reportedly getting ready to expand by elbowing its way “onto every U.S. pay-television system.” According to a Bloomberg report, the company is currently in talks with Time Warner Cable and other providers to license its time-shifting technology for third-party hardware or software.

The DVR maker already has licensing agreements with Comcast, DirecTV and Cox cable. These range from the cable providers simply rebranding TiVo’s actual software for their own customers, to just a license agreement. Cox, for example, integrates TiVo features like Season Pass and WishList to its own set-top boxes. Nothing is final yet, but TiVo’s patents have withstood nearly every legal challenge EchoStar could throw at them, so it seems the company has some serious leverage here. We’ll have to wait and see where this goes.

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tengeta tengeta said:

TiVo is the biggest scam, ever, period.

windmill007 said:

Can't wait till HD Tivo comes to Direrctv so I can dump this slow DirecTV DVR crap. My parents just got their new non-HD Directv brand DVR receivers and they are just as slow. I miss my fast Directv TIVO. Tivo knew how to make a DVR right unlike these greedy companies who pushed them out there own garbage.

lordbf1 said:

my cable dvr sucks i miss my tivo!

Space_Cowboy said:

Build your own PVR like I did after chunking Tivo 6 months ago. It's rumored that Tivo is going to start forcing a commerical on you even if you fast forward though recorded commercials. Plus you already have to see all their advertising crap on the menus.

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