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Friday, December 02, 2005

TiVo Getting Its Act Together; Is It Too Late?

TiVo is trying to be all things to all people. But will it be enough to jumpstart its slowly developing business?

Starting this week, TiVo owners will be able to check local weather and traffic, buy movie tickets, share photos, listen to online radio stations and play games through their life-altering settop boxes.

...hey, I'm all for anything to make TiVo more attractive to potential buyers... but if I wanted a WebTV, I would buy one of those...

Each service has a significant online partner. Movie ticket purchases will go through Fandango, while online traffic, weather and photo swapping will be powered by Yahoo.

The services will be available to stand-alone subscribers who've connected their TiVo to their home computer network.

...meaning the 2.7 million DirecTV TiVo subscribers a re SOL...

1 other geekspeak:

  • What TiVo needs to do is have a service similar to the one where Akimbo is attempting to provide.

    Akimbo is a VOD service that downloads original content through a broadband connection. Therefore, producers don't neccesarily have to go through the traditional distribution methods to get their programming into millions of homes...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:12 PM  

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