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New TiVo Service Allows Subscribers to Share Home Videos

Nov 15, 2006  •  Post A Comment

Digital video recording leader TiVo has unveiled a new feature for its DVR set-top boxes that will enable its subscribers to share home videos directly through their TVs.

Partnering with One True Media, a service that allows people to turn video and photos into online stories, TiVo will allow consumers to share their home videos with other subscribers by uploading content to One True Media’s Web site using a personal channel. The service will be available in early 2007.

The service is available to all TiVo subscribers with broadband-connected TiVo Series2 and Series3 boxes, TiVo said in a release. Subscribers can view videos for free, but must sign up for a One True Media account for $3.99 per month to maintain their individual channel.

The development marks another step in merging the popularity of Internet video entertainment with traditional TV viewership.

“We are excited to work with TiVo to enable consumers to now create their own personal TV channels and enjoy their videos on the big screen in their living room,” One True Media CEO Mark Moore said in the release.

“TiVo is committed to ensuring that its subscribers can enjoy their favorite video content no matter what the source,” said TiVo President and CEO Tom Rogers. “With the introduction of home videos, TiVo is once again delivering new service features that expand the universe of choices available to our subscribers.”