TiVo Intends To Re-Enter Canadian Retail Market With OTA DVR

After a many year absence, TiVo had disclosed plans to re-enter the Canadian retail market this year. And, it appears, this bit of news may have been inadvertently announced during their Facebook Live event. However, TiVo VP Ted Malone was willing to elaborate a bit on his below comments and has confirmed with me that … Read more

TiVo Tips Hat To First 2000 Customers

As we continue to commemorate TiVo’s 20th anniversary, the DVR pioneer recently mailed hand-signed Thank You cards to its very first 2000 customers. Assuming those 480i platter-spinning trailblazers are still among the living and at the same residence to receive. Beyond a shout-out, TiVo is also spotting those folks a $100 store credit should they … Read more

TiVo Takes It To The Edge With Upcoming DVR

TiVo is seemingly taking it to the very edge of the retail CableCARD viability with new hardware discovered by Variety. Of course, there was always going to be a new”Series 7″ DVR (faster, cheaper) for the cable industry and Arris is an obvious partner given TiVo’s desire to delegate hardware manufacturing and prior initiatives with the … Read more

TiVo Scores The World Cup In 4K Thanks To Verizon

Verizon has lit up 4K FiOS Fox Sports programming, in something of a test, on channel 1498 and 1499. NASCAR was first to air on FS1 4K a few weeks back and now we’ve got a month of the World Cup. As far as I can tell, any FiOS package that includes Fox Sports and … Read more

Comcast Retires TiVo Xfinity On Demand

Welp, it’s time to pour one out for the Xfinity On-Demand services that will be removed from all TiVo platforms come June 25th. Announcement of the functionality back in 2011 marked a seminal moment in DVR retail history, where the nation’s largest cable provider stepped up to the plate and collaborated with TiVo to right … Read more

TiVo Chaptering: Jump To The Good Stuff

TiVo continues to experiment with their underlying SkipMode technologies. We’ve seen them invert ad skipping to highlight Super Bowl commercials the last two years and they just recently implemented automatic commercial skipping. But now they’re attempting something new with “Chaptering.” Sorta like DVD chapters, TiVo personnel are testing backend content bookmarking within a DVR recording. … Read more

TiVo Commercial Auto Skip Has Arrived

As you-know-who broke the news, TiVo has deployed automatic commercial skip capabilities with the latest “Hydra” software update … that has just begun rolling out to Bolt, Roamio, and Mini DVR hardware. When first initiating playback of a TiVo SkipMode-flagged recording, you’ll be prompted to enable “Auto Skip” to automatically zip by commercial interruption. There’s … Read more

TiVo Tempts Cord Cutters With Free DVR

TiVo’s greatest challenge has always been its pricing structure. And, to reduce the barrier to entry, they’re significantly subsidizing DVR hardware by floating a $0-down promotion. While this isn’t the first time they’ve gone down this path, this particular incarnation is fairly compelling: $15/mo, with two-year commitment, get you both the new TiVo Bolt OTA … Read more