Tuesday, November 24, 2009

TiVo heading to the UK - Will take on Sky Plus with new service in 2010

TiVo, the US equivalent of Sky Plus is coming to the UK following a deal with Virgin Media announced on Tuesday.

The news, broken during the American companies earnings results will see a "long-term, strategic partnership with Virgin Media," says Tom Rogers, President and CEO of TiVo.

According to the two companies the deal will involve TiVo developing a converged television and broadband interactive interface to power Virgin Media's next generation, high definition set top boxes.

"TiVo will offer Virgin Media's nearly four million UK customers TiVo's advanced television software and user interface on both its traditional and DVR set-top boxes, including TiVo's broadband to the television capabilities," confirmed Rogers.

Virgin Media currently anticipates its first TiVo co-branded product in 2010.

Read more : http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/29790/tivo-signs-deal-virgin-media

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