TiVo Introduces New Service Feature That Allows Home Movies To Be Sent Over The Internet Directly To Television Sets
TiVo and One True Media will Enable Subscribers to Create a Direct Path to TV Sets of Friends and Family
NEW YORK, NY & ALVISO, CA — November 14, 2006 — TiVo (NASDAQ: TIVO), the creator of and leader in television services for digital video recorders (DVR), today announced that it will debut a break-through new service early next year which will provide friends and families scattered across the country with an easy way to share their home videos, by sending them directly to the television. Rather than burning and mailing DVDs, or viewing videos uploaded on a computer, friends and family will now be able to set-up their own private channel to send home videos directly to a TiVo subscriber’s TV set.
TiVo has partnered with One True Media (www.onetruemedia.com), an online service that helps people easily turn their video and photos into online video stories, to create a comprehensive, end-to-end solution for the person who took the home movies and to whomever he or she would like to show them. After uploading their home movies to One True Media, consumers will be able to edit their videos online and will receive a personal TiVo channel code which they can then distribute to other TiVo subscribers. With a few clicks of the TiVo remote, and the personal TiVo channel code, friends and family will be able to get a Season Pass™ recording that will deliver to their TiVo all the current and future home movies from the video creator. Videos will be displayed in the TiVo subscriber’s Now Playing List — the same location all of their favorite television programming is stored within TiVo today.
“TiVo is not only the best way to watch television, but it is also the best way to get television programming of all types. TiVo is committed to ensuring that its subscribers can enjoy their favorite video content no matter what the source. With the introduction of home movies, TiVo is once again delivering new service features that expand the universe of choices available to our subscribers,” said Tom Rogers, President and CEO of TiVo. “Video that stars the important people and events in a subscriber’s life should be viewable on TV. It is not TV until it is on the TV and that is one reason we say ’It’s not a TiVo unless it’s a TiVo.’”
To share home movies or slide shows privately the video creator gives his personal TiVo channel code to friends and family. Only people with the unique personal code assigned to the subscriber’s channel can see the published channel. Thus, creators can share their videos with friends and family, while assuring that their most treasured memories are not publicly available to anyone.
“One True Media makes it easy to tell the most important stories of our lives and share them with friends and family. We are excited to work with TiVo to enable consumers to now create their own personal TV channels and enjoy their videos on the big screen in their living room,” said Mark Moore, CEO, One True Media. “TiVo revolutionized the way we watch TV, putting consumers in charge of what they want to watch and when. Now, our two companies are taking that empowerment to the next level.”
This new service feature will be accessible to all TiVo subscribers with broadband-connected TiVo Series2™ and Series3™ boxes as early as the first quarter of 2007. Receiving home movies on TiVo will be free of charge to TiVo subscribers. Consumers interested in creating their own TV channel for their home movies can sign up for an account with One True Media, which carries a monthly subscription fee of $3.99/month.
About TiVo Inc.
Founded in 1997, TiVo (NASDAQ: TIVO) pioneered a brand new category of products with the development of the first commercially available digital video recorder (DVR). Sold through leading consumer electronic retailers, TiVo has developed a brand which resonates boldly with consumers as providing a superior television experience. Through agreements with leading satellite and cable providers, TiVo also integrates its full set of DVR service features into the set-top boxes of mass distributors. TiVo’s DVR functionality and ease of use, with such features as Season Pass™ recordings and WishList® searches and TiVo® KidZone have elevated its popularity among consumers and have created a whole new way for viewers to watch television. With a continued investment in its patented technologies, TiVo is revolutionizing the way consumers watch and access home entertainment. Rapidly becoming the focal point of the digital living room, TiVo’s DVR is at the center of experiencing new forms of content on the TV, such as broadband delivered video, music and photos. With innovative features, such as TiVoToGo™ transfers and online scheduling, TiVo is expanding the notion of consumers experiencing “TiVo, TV your way.®” The TiVo® service is also at the forefront of providing innovative marketing solutions for the television industry, including a unique platform for advertisers and audience measurement research. The company is based in Alviso, Calif.
TiVo, Season Pass, WishList, Series2, Series3, TiVoToGo, ’TiVo, TV your way.’ And the TiVo Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of TiVo Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other jurisdictions. Â© 2006 TiVo Inc. All rights reserved.
About One True Media
One True Media makes everyone a creator. The company offers an exciting new service for friends and families to easily create and share their priceless photos and videos on the web. One True Media focuses on the creative process, making it fun to tell and share video stories set to music with the most important network you have — your friends and family. One True Media offers an unmatched experience combined with a rich array of customizable DVDs, online sharing options and photo book keepsakes so users can build, tailor or update their movie montages with ease. Learn more about One True Media at www.onetruemedia.com.
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