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AOL and TiVo team up to allow remote programming
America Online and TiVo, the manufacturer of personal digital video recorders, have teamed to allow TiVo users to program their machines remotely via AOL’s online network. In order for the system to work, users must be subscribers of both AOL and TiVo’s subscription services.
TiVo’s service enables television viewers to record and watch television programming for easy viewing and manipulation.
TiVo’s service enables television viewers to record and watch television programming for easy viewing and manipulation. Pioneer, Sony, and Toshiba have licensing agreements with TiVo to use its service in their consumer electronics products. AOL is one of the original investors in TiVo.
AOL and TiVo will offer the remote capabilities free to AOL users who also subscribe to TiVo’s basic programming service. Earlier this year, TiVo introduced a similar program that lets users schedule same-day recordings from a Web page on the Internet.
For more information visit www.tivo.com.
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