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June 7, 2006

TiVo Announces TiVoCast: Broadband Video to your TV

Want to watch broadband video content on your TiVo? Well, with TiVo's new TiVoCast service, you'll be able to do just that. According to TiVo:

TiVo Inc. the creator of and a leader in television services for digital video recorders (DVR), today announced the launch of TiVoCast(TM), a revolutionary new service which will deliver broadband video directly to the television sets of TiVo subscribers. The TiVoCast service turns Web video into television by bringing top broadband content now only available on the PC to the TV set.

A Sample of the programming includes:

  • NBA and WNBA -- As the first professional sports leagues to team up with TiVo, fans will have access to NBA and WNBA video showcases during the season that will be available to all TiVo subscribers. During The Finals, which tip off on Thursday, June 8 on ABC, a special "Finals Showcase" video package highlighting the greatest Finals moments in NBA History will be available for fans to view on TiVo.
  • The New York Times -- The New York Times will offer a selection of original video segments on a variety of topics including A.O. Scott's signature Movie Minute film reviews, news analysis from the Times' Washington DC bureau, David Pogue's technology product reviews and many more.
  • Heavy.com -- Heavy.com is the Number 1 digital entertainment brand for 18 - 34 year old guys with more than 12 million unique viewers monthly (Nielsen) and a viral reach of 65 million taste-challenged pop culture junkies. Its programming staples include "Behind the Music that Sucks," "American Suck Countdown" and "The Massive Mating Game."
  • CNET -- (www.cnet.com), the place consumers go to understand and compare consumer electronics, computers, and software to find the right choice and a property of CNET Networks, Inc., will provide viewers buying advice and how-to segments that help them get the most out of their technology products. Content will include video from CNET TV's popular franchises such as Insider Secrets, Weekend Project, and First Look from the Labs, and feature popular CNET editorial personalities Brian Cooley, Molly Wood, and Tom Merritt.

So there's nothing real exciting yet, but combining TiVo and broadband video sure sounds like a winning combination to me.

At this point there's not many other details. Once more information comes in, we'll be sure to pass it on to you.

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Posted by William Hungerford at June 7, 2006 11:11 AM

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