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TiVo Names Rogers President

Jun 27, 2005  •  Post A Comment

Digital video recorder maker TiVo on Monday named Tom Rogers as CEO and president of the company.

Mr. Rogers has been a board member since 2003, and was named vice chairman in 2004. He was a key figure in the deal TiVo brokered with Comcast earlier this year to deploy TiVo technology in select DVR-equipped cable boxes offered by the cable giant.

Mr. Rogers, who was CEO of Primedia until he resigned in April 2003, replaces CEO Michael Ramsay, who announced in January his intentions to resign the chief executive post. Mr. Ramsay will remain chairman. Mr. Rogers also replaces Martin Yudkovitz, who stepped down as president of TiVo in February.

In addition to serving as CEO of Primedia, Mr. Rogers has worked at NBC, serving most recently as president of NBC Cable. He championed the network’s initial investment in TiVo and helped launch CNBC and MSNBC.