ALVISO, Calif., May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TiVo Inc. (Nasdaq:
TIVO), the creator of and a leader in television services for digital video
recorders (DVRs), today announced that TiVo subscribers will soon be able
to download movies from The Walt Disney Studios to their broadband
connected TiVo(R) DVRs directly from the TV.
Titles will be available to rent through an agreement with Disney-ABC
and CinemaNow, a digital entertainment provider of high-quality Hollywood
movies and TV shows across multiple platforms, and the latest partner to
join TiVo's broadband efforts. The companies will offer the movies for a
24-hour rental period in standard definition, with many also available in
"We are very excited to be working with Disney and CinemaNow. Adding
Disney movies really delivers on TiVo's promise to offer the best
television entertainment experience with unlimited content choices that are
easy to navigate across broadcast, cable, and broadband using one device,
one remote, and one user interface," said Tara Maitra, Vice President and
GM of Content Services at TiVo Inc.
"TiVo has always delivered a superior experience," said Dan Cohen,
executive vice president of pay television and interactive media,
Disney-ABC Domestic Television. "We're pleased that their subscribers will
be able to enjoy our extensive catalog of new releases and classic library
The service is available to all broadband-connected TiVo Series2(TM)
and Series3(TM) subscribers later this year. TiVo offers more than 30,000
titles through Amazon Unbox, Music Choice and more than 50 other content
providers. The company recently announced that TiVo subscribers will be
able to access YouTube videos directly on the TV via the TiVo DVR this
About Disney-ABC Domestic Television
Disney-ABC Domestic Television's pay television and interactive media
division is a leading distributor of movies in the video-on-demand arena.
DADT distributes movies domestically from The Walt Disney Studios,
including titles from Walt Disney Pictures, Disney-Pixar, Touchstone
Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, and Miramax Films. It currently licenses
movies through a wide range of distributors and platforms including cable
MSOs, satellite companies, internet distributors, telcos, mobile operators,
and via other emerging technologies.
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
and our website, 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 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 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 research measurement.
TiVo, 'TiVo, TV your way.', Season Pass, WishList, TiVoToGo,
Stop||Watch, and the TiVo Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of
TiVo Inc. or its subsidiaries worldwide. (C) 2008 TiVo Inc. All rights
reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
SOURCE TiVo Inc.