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Comcast and TiVo Announce Strategic Partnership

Monty Solomon (
Tue, 15 Mar 2005 10:45:05 -0500

Multi-Year Agreement to Make the TiVo Service Available to
Comcast Customers

PHILADELPHIA, and ALVISO, Calif., March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast
(Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK), the nation's leading provider of cable,
entertainment and communications products and services, and TiVo Inc.
(Nasdaq: TIVO), the creator of and a leader in television services for
digital video recorders (DVRs), today announced that the companies
have reached an agreement to make the TiVo(R) service and advertising
capability widely available to Comcast customers in the majority of
its markets around the country.

Under the terms of the agreement, Comcast and TiVo will work together
to develop a version of the TiVo service that will be made available
on Comcast's current primary DVR platform. New software will be
developed by TiVo and will be incorporated into Comcast's existing
network platforms. The new service will be marketed with the TiVo
brand, and is expected to be available on Comcast's DVR products in a
majority of Comcast markets in mid-to-late 2006.

This long-term, non-exclusive partnership will provide millions of
Comcast customers with the opportunity to choose the TiVo service,
including TiVo's award-winning user interface and features like Season
Pass(TM) and WishList(TM), as an additional option. In addition, the
service will showcase TiVo's home networking, multimedia, and
broadband capabilities.


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