TiVo Shrinks To iPod Level

    November 22, 2005
    WebProNews Staff

Video recording service, TiVo, Inc. announced an enhancement to its current TiVoToGo feature that will allow TiVo subscribers to easily transfer recorded television programming to Apple’s iPod or Sony PlayStationPortable devices.

The enhancement expands capabilities to allow subscribers to choose if they want new recordings of programs transferred to their portable devices via their PC. The service, once available only on certain portable players, includes support for MPEG-4 video format.

“The increasing popularity of mobile devices for viewing video such as Apple’s iPod and the PSP device demonstrate the enormous consumer demand for entertainment on the go,” said Tom Rogers, CEO of TiVo.

TiVo said it will begin testing the feature in the coming weeks with a
select group of TiVo Series2 subscribers who own the Apple Video iPod or PSP devices. The feature will be available the entire subscriber base the beginning of next year.

Shows recorded through the service will have traceable digital watermarks-digital rights protection allowing the company to trace pirated material on the Internet back to the source.

To use the service, subscribers will need to purchase TiVo’s video encoding software that runs between $15 and 30.