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TiVo's Return To DirecTV Begins Dec. 8

12/07/2011 12:18:31 PM Eastern

El Segundo, Calif. - TiVo
officially announced Tuesday that its long-awaited return with a TiVo DVR for DirecTV subscribers will begin to roll out in
select markets Dec. 8.

TiVo will begin offering its service and interface to select
DirecTV subscribers in leading markets, including Los Angeles, Phoenix,
Chicago, New York, Denver, San Francisco, Sacramento, Philadelphia, Seattle and
Washington.

The TiVo HD DVR from DirecTV will be made widely available to all
DirecTV customers nationwide beginning in early 2012, according to a TiVo
statement.

"We are excited to bring the TiVo product DirecTV customers know,
love, and want to get their hands on again," TiVo said in an official statement
announcing the release this week. "The TiVo HD DVR from DirecTV will
incorporate TiVo's Classic User Interface, including its signature Swivel
Search, TiVo Suggestions, WishList Recordings and Season Pass features, which
help users find and schedule recordings of the programming they want, when they
want it."

The TiVo HD DVR (model THR22) for DirecTV will carry a $199
retail price and subscribers will have to pay an additional $12 per month for
DVR service - this is comprised of a $7 per month charge for the DirecTV DVR
service fee and a $5 per month fee for TiVo's user interface and recording
options.

DirecTV's first DVRs produced in 1999 used the TiVo platform, but
after DirecTV was acquired by News Corp., the satellite TV provider opted to
shift its DVR allegiance to another News Corp.-owned technology developer, NDS,
which also made the conditional access security for the DirecTV platform.

TiVo DVRs were phased out over five years after that, leaving
many DirecTV and TiVo loyalists disappointed.

After News Corp. sold off its holdings in DirecTV, the company announced
in 2008 that it was re-opening the gates to a TiVo DirecTV DVR in 2009, but the
launch was postponed three times, before its final release this week.

While the new TiVo DirecTV DVR does feature the company's
familiar, "Classic" user-friendly guide, menu system and search functions, it
will not offer the newer TiVo Premiere User Interface that combines DirecTV
programming with content available through third party online services.

A spec sheet indicates it also does not offer support for 3D, TV
apps or DirecTV's whole-home DVR service capability. It will support up to
1080p HD resolution, however.

It will, however, store up to 100 hours of HD programming or up
to 400 hours of SD programming at a time.

El Segundo, Calif. - TiVo
officially announced Tuesday that its long-awaited return with a TiVo DVR for DirecTV subscribers will begin to roll out in
select markets Dec. 8.

TiVo will begin offering its service and interface to select
DirecTV subscribers in leading markets, including Los Angeles, Phoenix,
Chicago, New York, Denver, San Francisco, Sacramento, Philadelphia, Seattle and
Washington.

The TiVo HD DVR from DirecTV will be made widely available to all
DirecTV customers nationwide beginning in early 2012, according to a TiVo
statement.

"We are excited to bring the TiVo product DirecTV customers know,
love, and want to get their hands on again," TiVo said in an official statement
announcing the release this week. "The TiVo HD DVR from DirecTV will
incorporate TiVo's Classic User Interface, including its signature Swivel
Search, TiVo Suggestions, WishList Recordings and Season Pass features, which
help users find and schedule recordings of the programming they want, when they
want it."

The TiVo HD DVR (model THR22) for DirecTV will carry a $199
retail price and subscribers will have to pay an additional $12 per month for
DVR service - this is comprised of a $7 per month charge for the DirecTV DVR
service fee and a $5 per month fee for TiVo's user interface and recording
options.

DirecTV's first DVRs produced in 1999 used the TiVo platform, but
after DirecTV was acquired by News Corp., the satellite TV provider opted to
shift its DVR allegiance to another News Corp.-owned technology developer, NDS,
which also made the conditional access security for the DirecTV platform.

TiVo DVRs were phased out over five years after that, leaving
many DirecTV and TiVo loyalists disappointed.

After News Corp. sold off its holdings in DirecTV, the company announced
in 2008 that it was re-opening the gates to a TiVo DirecTV DVR in 2009, but the
launch was postponed three times, before its final release this week.

While the new TiVo DirecTV DVR does feature the company's
familiar, "Classic" user-friendly guide, menu system and search functions, it
will not offer the newer TiVo Premiere User Interface that combines DirecTV
programming with content available through third party online services.

A spec sheet indicates it also does not offer support for 3D, TV
apps or DirecTV's whole-home DVR service capability. It will support up to
1080p HD resolution, however.

It will, however, store up to 100 hours of HD programming or up
to 400 hours of SD programming at a time.

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