TiVo Begins Rollout Of Online Services Now Accessible Directly On The TV
Discover New Music, Buy Movie Tickets, Enjoy Podcasts, and View Shared Photos from Your TV
Alviso, CA. — December 1, 2005 —TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO ), the creator of and a leader in television services for digital video recorders (DVR), announced today 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 Podcast feature.
“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 room s . 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.
Yahoo! Inc. is the No. 1 Internet brand globally and the most trafficked Internet destination worldwide. Yahoo! provides online products and services essential to consumers’ lives, and offers a full range of tools and marketing solutions for businesses to connect with Internet users around the world. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale , Calif.
Fandango, the nation’s largest movie ticketing service, sells tickets to approximately 13,000 screens and 1,100 theaters (nearly 70 percent of theaters in the U.S. enabled for remote ticketing) and to four out of the five largest U.S. theater circuits (according to National Association of Theater Owners, June 2005). A consortium of the nation’s largest theater chains (including Regal Entertainment Group, Carmike Cinemas, Cinemark, Loews Cineplex Entertainment and Century Theatres, among others), Fandango sells tickets to more screens than all of its competitors combined. One of the Web’s top movie destinations (according to Nielsen//NetRatings), Fandango allows moviegoers to quickly select a film, plan where and when to see it, read reviews, view trailers and buy tickets up to 45 days in advance. Fandango is available at www.fandango.com, 1-800-FANDANGO and via your wireless device at mobile.fandango.com.
With thousands of stations and 3m monthly listeners, Live365 is the largest internet radio network, offering listeners an unparalleled choice in music and other audio content. Live365 differs from other music and radio services in that it allows people to create a playlist from their own music collection and share it with others through free, radio-style streaming. Live365 also provides best-of-class steaming and advertising services for a wide range of professional clients. Stations can be accessed on live365.com, Apple iTunes, Windows Media Player and a growing number of home and mobile devices. Launched in July 1999, Live365 is the winner of the People’s Voice at the Webby Awards for Best Music Site (2001, 2002) and Best Radio Site (2004).
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, has elevated its popularity among consumers and has 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™ 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.
This release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements relate to, among other things, TiVo’s business, services, business development, strategy, customers or other factors that may affect future earnings or financial results. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as, “believe,” “expect,” “may,” “will,” “intend,” “estimate,” “continue,” or similar expressions or the negative of those terms or expressions. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to vary materially from those expressed in or indicated by the forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially include delays in development, competitive service offerings and lack of market acceptance, as well as the “Factors That May Affect Future Operating Results.” More information on potential factors that could affect the Company’s financial results is included from time to time in the Company’s public reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2004, and the Quarterly Reports on Form 10Q for the period(s) ended April 30, 2004, July 31, 2004, October 31, 2004, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We caution you not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which reflect an analysis only and speak only as of the date hereof. TiVo disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
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