NTL and TiVo sign deal to enhance cable TV

NTL and TiVo sign deal to enhance cable TVDistributed by
Thomson in the UKCoverPosted: June 28th, 2002.

  • NTL customers to benefit from digital video recorders and services
  • Features include high quality digital recordings without a video tapeplus live TV pause and record whole series functions
  • Deal delivers incremental growth opportunities for TiVo and builds onNTL’s digital TV offer
  • NTL and TiVo today announced on Tuesday this week, a deal which willmarket TiVo’s stand-alone digital video recorders to NTL customersthroughout the UK. The deal will bring NTL customers all the benefits ofthe TiVo DVR service along side NTL’s high quality cable TV service.

    TiVo DVRs, which are manufactured by Thomson, will enable NTL customers todigitally record and store programmes for playback at any time, without thehassles of videotape or VCR timers.

    Available to NTL customers from Monday 1 July, via a dedicated salessupport line, the TiVo service will allow cable viewers to pause live TVand create their own instant replays – a particularly useful tool whenwatching major sporting events such as Wimbledon and the CommonwealthGames.

    “Our partnership with NTL provides an impressive opportunity for growth,incremental to our current retail distribution in the UK and we aredelighted to offer NTL customers the opportunity to take advantage of TiVoservices,” said Andrew Cresci, Vice President, TiVo UK. “As the UK’slargest cable service provider, its products and services are a significantpart of the UK’s digital?broadband environment. TiVo is an ideal way toenjoy the best in television services with its advanced functionality.”

    “NTL is always looking for ways to add to our customers’ experience ofdigital TV,” said Matt Seaman, TV Marketing Director at NTL. “With thefunctionality of TiVo digital video recorders, our customers will now beable to capture all episodes of a series, find any programme on TV withTiVo’s Wish List or watch their favourite programmes at times convenientfor them. It all adds to the enjoyment of a superb service.”

    TheTiVo review isonline now.

    News page content input by Dominic Robinson, 2002.

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