/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Beginning today, there is a revolutionary new way
to instantly share memorable moments and milestones in your life with
friends and family across the country: by sending them home movies or photo
montages directly to their TV sets. No more mailing of DVDs or tapes, nor
mass postings on the Web for the world to view, instead just automatic
electronic delivery to the living rooms of friends and family. Going beyond
the digital picture frame, TiVo (Nasdaq: TIVO), the creator of and a leader
in television services for digital video recorders (DVRs), and One True
Media, a web-based service for creating and sharing high-quality video
montages, are offering consumers the ability to easily share personal video
content -- incorporating their own digital videos and photos right to the
Here's how it works: Consumers visit One True Media
(http://www.onetruemedia.com) to create a digital video montage, complete
with soundtrack, by uploading their videos and photos and taking advantage
of the site's simple editing tools. To share the montage, One True Media
customers create their own personal channel with TiVo, and then invite TiVo
subscribers of their choosing to "subscribe" to the channel at no
additional cost. TiVo users can then select a TiVo Season Pass(TM)
recording that automatically adds the sender's latest videos to the
viewer's "Now Playing" list -- the same location where they access all of
their favorite television recordings.
These easy-to-create-and-share video montages are ideally suited to all
kinds of occasions: sharing a baby's first steps or child's birthday party;
creating a tribute to Mom, Dad or grandparents; graduation; sharing
post-game sports highlights with the team; or chronicling your summer
vacation. Whatever the subject matter, TiVo Home Movie Sharing transforms
everyday moments and important events into a personal TV show to be shared
and enjoyed just like your favorite shows.
"TiVo continues to put convenience and control into the hands of
consumers and we are pleased to offer our subscribers yet another
easy-to-use, exclusive feature that brings a very personal touch to their
TiVo experience," said Katie Ho, Vice President of Consumer Marketing at
TiVo. "Rather than posting on public sites or huddling around a computer
screen, people can now enjoy these special and personal moments on the best
screen in the house -- in the living room."
"One True Media has given people an exciting and fun way to make
impressive video montages; now we're offering an ultra simple way for their
friends and family to watch them on a big screen -- just like they would
watch '24' or 'American Idol,'" said Mark Moore, CEO, One True Media.
"We're thrilled that this relationship allows our users to benefit even
more from this compelling new way to share life's greatest moments."
This new home movie sharing feature is accessible at no additional cost
to the viewer. The ability to receive and view these videos on the
television are available free to 1.5 million broadband-ready TiVo
Series2(TM) and TiVo Series3(TM) subscribers. For those publishing video,
One True Media is providing a free trial to its customers on a limited
basis, allowing them to send up to five creations at no cost through April
30, 2007. A standard subscription to One True Media offers memberships
starting as low as $3.99/month or $39.99/year.
TiVo boxes are available for as low as $99.99 after mail-in rebate and
service commitment at leading consumer electronics stores including Best
Buy, Circuit City, and Radio Shack. See tivo.com for details.
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(TM)
recordings and WishList(R) searches and TiVo(R) 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(TM) transfers and online scheduling, TiVo is
expanding the notion of consumers experiencing "TiVo, TV your way.(R)" The
TiVo(R) 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
NOTE: 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.
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 video montages with ease. Learn more
about One True Media at http://www.onetruemedia.com.
SOURCE TiVo Inc.