TiVo and Windstream Partner to Offer TiVo DVR & Windstream High-Speed Internet BundleWednesday, October 31st, 2007
ALVISO, Calif. and LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — TiVo Inc. (Nasdaq: TIVO), the creator of and a leader in television services for digital video recorders (DVRs), and Windstream Corporation (NYSE: WIN), today announced an agreement to offer bundled internet and TiVo DVR services.
Windstream customers will enjoy a differentiated video service that combines innovative broadband video content and traditional linear television through TiVo’s Emmy® award-winning user interface. The new bundled offering provides subscribers with easy access to a broad array of downloadable content via TiVoCast and TiVo’s popular Amazon Unbox™ service in addition to streaming access to over 4 million songs via Rhapsody. Subscribers will also receive well known TiVo features including Season Pass™ recordings, WishList® searches, remote scheduling capabilities, TiVoToGo™ transfers, and access to interactive services like weather and traffic from Yahoo! and Fandango® movie ticketing.
“Teaming up with Windstream to combine high-speed Internet and DVR into one convenient bundle unlocks a truly unique entertainment and communications experience for consumers,” said Naveen Chopra, Vice President of Corporate Development at TiVo. “We are pleased to join forces with Windstream, a provider of voice, broadband, and video services who wields a proven ability to market bundled services in conjunction with its core wireline service to over three million subscribers.”
“Combining TiVo’s best-in-class DVR experience and Windstream’s high-speed Internet service brings to our customers a comprehensive TV entertainment offering,” said Ric Crane, Chief Marketing Officer at Windstream. “Windstream now will be able to offer customers a simple-to-use integrated television experience with the ability to download on-demand movies, music and photos.”
Windstream plans to begin marketing TiVo in the first half of 2008. Specific pricing and financial terms of this agreement have not yet been disclosed.