Monday, November 07, 2005

WSJ.com - Yahoo, TiVo to Announce Deal For Remote-Programming Service

WSJ.com - Yahoo, TiVo to Announce Deal For Remote-Programming Service "Yahoo Inc. and TiVo Inc. plan to announce Monday an agreement to let users remotely program their TiVo digital video recorders from within Yahoo's Web site.
Down the line, TiVo users will be able to access traffic and weather information and their photos stored on Yahoo from the devices, under the agreement between the companies.
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Bringing Internet access to the TV screen is nothing new. Most previous efforts ? notably WebTV ? were failures. Mr. Lichty thinks the Yahoo-TiVo offering will be different. "It's not about having a Web browser on your TV and having a keyboard on your lap. It'll still be focused on the TV experience and navigating with the remote control," Mr. Lichty said. "And this builds on existing use patterns. It doesn't require people to relearn anything.""
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