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TIVO delaying Directv DVR

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by ivoaraujo, May 29, 2009.

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  1. ivoaraujo

    ivoaraujo Legend

    Aug 27, 2007
    Just saw this at tvpredictions.com. :nono2:

    "TiVo have pushed back their DirecTV TiVo DVR plans to early 2010, rather than the second-half of 2009 as originally suggested. Revealed in the company’s quarterly financial call - in which TiVo confirmed that they had made a net loss of $4.1m in the three month period - no official reason for the delay was given.

    However, TiVo execs did confirm that DirecTV had been delivering lower revenues throughout the quarter, and that the company is having to cut back on marketing. They are also only just finalizing relationships with partners like Comcast, describing the situation as “in a nascent stage”.

    Meanwhile the call also revealed that TiVo are developing for the tru2way platform of interactive digital cable services. However no specific details of how that will interact with TiVo services have been revealed.

    “We are working with Comcast to develop a TiVo application that is truly compatible with the tru2way stack, which is somewhat different than the current middleware that we are operating on in the Boston and New England market[...], the fact that Comcast’s R&D activity with us involved upgrading TiVo’s application to their tru2way middleware stack.” Tom Rogers, TiVo"
  2. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 24, 2007
    That's been the latest line of thought for a couple of months now.

    Early 2010 at the earliest.

  3. LarryFlowers

    LarryFlowers New Member

    Sep 22, 2006
    Tvpredictions.com is up to their usual slow pace... I believe we had come to the 2010 time frame, what 4 or 5 months ago?


  4. JLucPicard

    JLucPicard Hall Of Fame

    Apr 27, 2004
    Does this statement mean DirecTV has been delivering lower revenues to TiVo? Totally understandable as the "fleet" of DirecTiVo units in use has to be dropping.
  5. Ken S

    Ken S RIP

    Feb 12, 2007
    DirecTV is speeding up its feature development and Tivo is going to be late again. Tivo appears to have a focus issue...well, the Tivo shareholders out there should understand that Tivo had an opportunity and appears to be letting it slip away.
  6. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    This delay was rumored for some time.
  7. Sixto

    Sixto Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    TiVo confirmed the delay (2010 date) on 4/3/2009.

    Been discussed here for two months since the official 2010 confirmation.

    The TiVo annual report (posted 4/3/2009) stated: "we expect to develop a version of the TiVo service for DIRECTV’s broadband-enabled HD DVR for a launch to consumers as soon as possible in calendar year 2010. "


    Nice to see the rest of the world catching up to the greatest DirecTV information resource on the planet (DBSTalk) :)
  8. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

    Jan 21, 2003
    LOL. This is pretty old information. :D
  9. Greg Alsobrook

    Greg Alsobrook Lifetime Achiever

    Apr 1, 2007
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