09 May 2011

Comcast and TiVo kill original DVR deal

If there is was any doubt about the cable industry being a path to riches for TiVo, TiVo's experience with Comcast should put that to rest. The company's struck a deal in 2005 to make TiVo an option for Comcast's DVR customers. After years of both sides working on software integration and Comcast making it available to consumers in some areas as an option, surprise, it hasn't really been that successful for TiVo. In that time, the cable companies' generic DVRs have improved, CableCards have not worked (and/or have not been supported by MSOs) and switched digital video has made using non-cable boxes more difficult.

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