TiVo(R) to Bring TV Programming to Apple Video iPod(TM) and PSP(TM) (PlayStation(R) Portable)
TiVo to Provide New Capability for Quick and Easy Transfer of
Viewer's Favorite TV Shows to iPod or PSP
ALVISO, Calif., Nov. 21 -- TiVo Inc.
(Nasdaq: TIVO), creator of and a leader in television services for digital
video recorders, today announced an enhancement to its current TiVoToGo
feature that will allow TiVo subscribers to easily transfer recorded
television programming to their Apple iPod or PSP devices.
The enhancement will include exclusive capabilities such as TiVo auto-sync
that will allow subscribers to choose if they want new recordings of their
favorite programs easily transferred to their portable devices via their PC.
Every morning the devices can be loaded with new programs recorded the night
"The increasing popularity of mobile devices for viewing video such as
Apple's iPod and the PSP device demonstrate the enormous consumer demand for
entertainment on the go," said Tom Rogers, CEO of TiVo. "By enhancing our
TiVoToGo(TM) feature, we're making it easy for consumers to enjoy the TV shows
they want to watch right from their iPod or PSP -- whenever and wherever they
TiVo said it will begin testing the feature in the coming weeks with a
select group of TiVo Series2(TM) subscribers who own the Apple Video iPod or
PSP devices. TiVo said it plans to make the feature available to its entire
standalone TiVo Series2 subscriber base as early as the first quarter of next
Last year, TiVo made available to all its Series2 subscribers the TiVoToGo
feature. The TiVoToGo feature allows subscribers to transfer TV shows from
their DVR to a laptop or PC over their home network. From the PC, subscribers
can watch the shows, or transfer them to devices compatible with Microsoft
Portable Media Center format. Today's announcement adds support for the Apple
iPod and Sony PSP, as well as the ability to specify Season Pass(TM)
recordings to conveniently transfer to the portable device via the PC
Subscribers will need to purchase certain low-cost software to facilitate
the transfer of content from the PC to these portable devices. To discourage
abuse or unlawful use of this feature, TiVo intends to employ "watermark"
technologies on programs transferred to a portable device using the TiVoToGo
feature that would enable tracking of the account from which a transferred
About TiVo Inc.
Founded in 1997, 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, 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(TM) and online scheduling, TiVo is expanding the notion of
consumers experiencing "TiVo, TV your way." 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 Alviso, Calif.
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Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31,
2005 and the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended
April 30, 2005 and July 31, 2005. We caution you not to place undue reliance
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