Category Archives: TiVo

TiVo and Telecom’s Expectations

As Chris Keall reported in NBR Online on Friday: At Telecom’s quarterly result briefing this morning, Telecom Retail chief executive Alan Gourdie told NBR that sales of TiVo boxes so far have been “modest”. “We set some quite high targets for Christmas that we didn’t achieve,” said Mr Gourdie. The surprise in that report is… Read More »

War of the Words

The Dom Post is reporting on yet another skirmish between Hybrid TV (part-owned by TVNZ, and local operators of TiVo) and Sky, this time because of Sky’s refusal to allow TiVo to publish Prime listings to its electronic programme guide. The opening paragraph suggests that “Hybrid Television may [include Prime programme listings on] TiVo’s EPG… Read More »

TiVo Launches

Tivo launches into NZ on Friday November 6, although relatively quietly from a marketing perspective (given the constraints of its “exclusive broadband provider” deal with Telecom). TiVo will launch with its broadband content powered by CASPA™ On-Demand, described as “a world of broadband entertainment including new release movies, hit TV shows for the whole family… Read More »

TiVo shacks up with Telecom

Telecom and Hybrid Television Services, the exclusive licensee of TiVo products in Australia and New Zealand, last week announced a partnership that will see TiVo delivering unmetered entertainment to NZ living rooms from November. The deal means that consumers wanting TiVo have to sign up to Telecom for their broadband services. Customers who choose the… Read More »

The TiVo Roadshow Rolls Through

Last week saw the first official presentations on the upcoming TiVo offerings, with Australasian CEO Robbee Minicola and NZ Launch Manager Steve Browning unveiling some of the detail around the forthcoming service. Although TiVo won’t start operating in New Zealand until Christmas this year (actual launch date not yet specified, but we’re picking early November… Read More »