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  • When innovating stops making sense Crunch Network

    When innovating stops making sense

    If you listened carefully to business news last week you could hear the sound of a giant tree falling in a quiet forest. It happened when Rovi bought TiVo for $1.1 billion. It was a merger of convenience, a way for TiVo to get out of its slump and die gracefully without much shareholder pain. The buyer, Rovi, is a meta-data provider to set-top boxes while TiVo was the original set-top box… Read More

  • TiVo is getting acquired by Rovi for $1.1 billion

    TiVo is getting acquired by Rovi for $1.1 billion

    You might not know Rovi, but the company is apparently quite big as it is acquiring TiVo for $1.1 billion in a cash-and-stock deal. Rovi holds a bunch of patents related to the entertainment industry and does a lot of software licensing to set-top box makers and TV service providers. It also manages metadata for TV content and sells this data to cable companies. Read More

  • TiVo’s new Roamio OTA DVR for cord cutters has no monthly fees, more storage

    TiVo’s new Roamio OTA DVR for cord cutters has no monthly fees, more storage

    While DVR maker TiVo has been focused on the future with the recent unveiling of its 4K-ready DVR designed for the streaming era, the company is continuing to improve its other popular device for cord cutters as well, the TiVo Roamio. This morning, TiVo announced an updated version of this product, the TiVo Roamio OTA 1TB. As the name implies, one of the biggest advantages to this new version… Read More

  • TiVo Devices Now Support AirPlay For Streaming Recordings To Apple TV

    TiVo Devices Now Support AirPlay For Streaming Recordings To Apple TV

    DVR maker TiVo this morning announced, for the first time, its users will now be able to access their recorded content on their TV via Apple TV and AirPlay. Through an updated TiVo iOS application, TiVo customers can play content from TiVo Roamio or Premiere DVRs on their Apple TV using an iOS device on the same network. To do so, users enable AirPlay through the iOS control center, select… Read More

  • TiVo Now Lets Subscribers Stream Recordings And Live TV Via The Web

    TiVo Now Lets Subscribers Stream Recordings And Live TV Via The Web

    DVR maker TiVo announced today a new product called TiVo Online that will allow its subscribers to stream both their DVR recordings as well as live TV over the web. The free site also includes an online guide, show recommendations and a search feature that helps customers find what to watch. Other options will help users track favorite shows – even if they’re available on a… Read More

  • Diary Of A Cord Cutter In 2015 (Part 5: Upgrading To The TiVo Roamio OTA DVR)

    Diary Of A Cord Cutter In 2015 (Part 5: Upgrading To The TiVo Roamio OTA DVR)

    In late 2014, I finally took the plunge and cut the cord with cable TV, reducing my monthly bill from a big TV, phone and internet bundle to one which now only includes broadband. My “TV” subscription, meanwhile, includes just a handful of services: Netflix, Hulu Plus and Amazon Prime Instant Video. That latter item is actually included with the annual subscription to Amazon… Read More

  • TiVo Receives Approval To Acquire Aereo Assets

    TiVo Receives Approval To Acquire Aereo Assets

    DVR maker TiVo announced this morning that its purchase of assets from Aereo – the innovative but ultimately doomed internet TV streaming startup – has been approved by a U.S. Bankruptcy Court. TiVO acquired the assets, including Aereo’s customer lists, names and other trademarks, for $1 million. Meanwhile, patent aggregator RPX Corp bought Aereo’s patent portfolio… Read More

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