Yahoo! News - TiVo Inc. Acquires Six U.S. Patents from IBM: "The acquired patents cover audience measurement, the integration of Internet and TV, automatic scheduling of recording, content screening, information searching and electronic program guide enhancements, TiVo said.
TiVo, which makes its own video recorders and offers its service to users of the DirecTV satellite service, did not disclose the terms of the deal. An IBM spokesman said the patents had originally been filed for a now-defunct IBM digital video products group. "