January 8, 2000 |
After years of dismissing emerging video-on-demand technologies as so much hype, the Blockbuster video rental chain is getting at least a toehold in the business through an alliance announced Friday with personal video recorder TiVo Inc. The companies said they hope to launch later this year or in early 2001 a system in which consumers could effectively rent a list of videos electronically through TiVo systems.
March 29, 1999 |
TiVo Inc. will make its personal TV service available nationwide for the first time today through a set-top box manufactured by Philips Consumer Electronics. The highly anticipated service, which allows viewers to save programs for later viewing and to pause, fast forward and rewind live TV, is expected by some analysts to change the way people watch TV. Consumers can program the box to save their favorite shows.
January 20, 2000 |
Gemstar International Group Ltd., maker of VCR Plus software, said it's suing TiVo Inc. for allegedly selling a video recorder with an interactive television listing without Gemstar's permission. Pasadena-based Gemstar, whose software lets viewers record TV shows by entering a number found in program listings, is seeking an injunction against TiVo and unspecified monetary damages. Gemstar's Fremont, Calif.
January 4, 1999 |
Propelled by the introduction of broadcast digital television in the top U.S. markets last fall and the coming of digital cable systems, interactive TV is poised to move from regional experiments into living rooms across the nation this year. Products and services that allow consumers to personalize their TV experience will provide much of the buzz at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
April 20, 2000 |
Internet entertainment site Ifilm.com said its short films will soon be distributed on TiVo Inc.'s television set-top boxes. The deal underscores the increasingly blurry line between Internet and television programming. Starting this summer, short films from Ifilm's site will be preloaded on new TiVo boxes, digital VCR-like devices that allow viewers to record and play back television programming.
July 29, 2012 |
LONDON -- According to TiVo, the company that produces equipment that can be used on your television to back up and replay particular moments, the five most TiVoed moments on the first full day of Olympic competition Saturday included two swimming events and two from men's gymnastics. A TiVo spokeswoman, in an email, said that swimmer Ryan Lochte's gold win when Michael Phelps finished fourth was the most TiVoed, followed by men's gymnast Jonathan Horton's fall off the pommel horse; then John Orozco's well-done pommel horse routine; Phelps' loser's interview; and when Sun Yang became the first Chinese to win an Olympic swimming event.