Inc. announced the rollout of a host of new online services that deliver timely entertainment and information directly to the television set. Now, TiVo subscribers with a TiVo Series2 DVR connected to their home network will find accessing local movie listings and tickets, discovering music, listening to podcasts, and even viewing shared Yahoo! Photos plus their local traffic and weather as convenient and easy as using their TiVo remote.
"TiVo forever changed the way people watch TV, making it easy to find and record your favorite programs," said Tom Rogers, President and CEO, TiVo Inc. "Now we're extending that ease-of-use to enable our subscribers to easily discover and enjoy online services directly on their television sets."
"We are excited to partner with TiVo to bring Yahoo!'s leading Internet services to consumers on their TVs," said Marco Boerries, senior vice president of the connected life business unit, Yahoo!. "Yahoo! is dedicated to extending our services beyond the desktop to give our millions of users access to their content and information, whenever and however they want it."
Starting today TiVo will begin the rollout to subscribers with a broadband-connected Series2 DVR. The new features are included as part of the standard TiVo service.
TiVo has partnered with leaders in broadband services, like Yahoo!, Fandango, and Live365 to ensure the best content as well as the ease and convenience subscribers expect from the TiVo® service. With the initial set of services, subscribers will enjoy all this right from their TV:
- View both their own photo slideshows and those shared by friends with
Yahoo! Photos, the world's most popular online photo service.
- Check local weather and traffic from Yahoo!
- Browse movie information in the living room to discover what's playing
at local theaters and buy advance tickets from Fandango, the nation's
largest movie ticketing service.
- Discover great new music on Live365, the largest Internet radio
network, offering hundreds of stations in every genre and format, new
and old, from all over the world.
- Listen to thought-provoking and entertaining talk shows with the new
"We're thrilled to be working with TiVo," says Art Levitt, President and CEO of Fandango. "With this exciting new collaboration, consumers can make their moviegoing decisions from the comfort of their living rooms. This alliance furthers our goal of ubiquitous consumer access and to help make the moviegoing experience as easy and convenient as possible."
"TiVo and Live365 represent a great combination," added David Porter, GM of Business Development for Live365. "Both services give people the ability to take control of their media, tuning into what they want and even discovering something new. We're pleased to be part of this inaugural online services rollout."
Subscribers can learn more about these features and sign up for the priority list found at www.tivo.com/online to ensure the features are delivered to their boxes as soon as possible.
For more information, including information on where TiVo can be purchased, please visit www.tivo.com