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TiVo and Announce New Service Enabling Amazon Unbox

Monty Solomon (
Mon, 19 Feb 2007 17:01:15 -0500

ALVISO, Calif. & SEATTLE, Feb 07, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ:TIVO), the creator of and a leader in television
services for digital video recorders (DVRs), and
(NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced "Amazon Unbox on TiVo," a
soon-to-be-launched service feature that will provide TiVo subscribers
with the ability to rent and purchase movies and television shows from
leading studios and networks including CBS, Fox Entertainment Group,
Lionsgate, Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios Home Entertainment
and Warner Bros. Entertainment. Amazon Unbox on TiVo is currently in
beta testing among a select group of TiVo subscribers and will be
available soon to more than 1.5 million broadband-ready TiVo boxes.

The Amazon Unbox video download service, which launched in September
2006, offers thousands of movies, television shows and other videos
for download to PCs and any Windows Media Video-compatible portable
device. Now, in addition to PCs and portable devices, movies and
television shows will be available to download directly to a
customer's TiVo box for playback on their television set. This is the
first service that uniquely allows for downloadable broadband video to
be integrated with programming recorded from TV so the consumer can
easily navigate all viewing options.


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