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TiVo Launches Video Download Trial With IFC

Monty Solomon (
Mon, 15 Aug 2005 09:35:05 -0400

IFC to Make Its First-Ever Scripted Series Available for Download by TiVo(R)
Series2 Subscribers

ALVISO, Calif., Aug. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TiVo Inc. (Nasdaq:
TIVO), the creator of and a leader in television services for digital
video recorders (DVR), announced today the launch of a video download
trial in conjunction with Independent Film Channel (IFC), enabling
select TiVo subscribers to download IFC programming over broadband to
their TiVo Series2(TM) DVR. The only television services provider for
DVRs to seamlessly integrate broadband video downloads and telecast
content, TiVo is using this new functionality to begin a series of
broadband features that will be deployed to TiVo Series2 users
beginning this fall.

The availability of the IFC programming will be promoted to trial
participants through a TiVo Showcase. Once a TiVo subscriber chooses
to receive the IFC programming, the shows are downloaded via a
broadband connection. During the trial, IFC will make its first-ever
scripted series, "Hopeless Pictures", "Greg The Bunny", and "The
Festival" -- which will premiere August 19 -- available for download
by TiVo subscribers in advance of their network telecast premiere. In
addition to offering the full episodes of each series, IFC will
package exclusive content, including outtakes and other unaired
footage, for TiVo subscribers.


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