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From: CrazyTrain8/6/2011 11:54:04 PM
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Watching since they won the lawsuit but not sure about long term as everything moves online and into the cloud they might be left behind but they could still post some good quarters before then.

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From: Glenn Petersen1/3/2012 8:11:50 PM
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TIVO settles with AT&T:

$215MM: TiVo cashes in on AT&T settlement

By Janko Roettgers
Jan. 3, 2012, 2:41pm PT

TiVo is going to get $215 million over the next seven years from AT&T thanks to a settlement of the two companies’ DVR lawsuit. TiVo had sued AT&T in 2009, alleging that the phone company’s DVR violated some of TiVo’s patents. AT&T has now agreed to pay TiVo $51 million up front, as well as a total of $164 million in quarterly payments. AT&T could be forced to pay up even more if its number of DVR subscribers went above a certain threshold, according to a news release issued by TiVo.

We’ve long been arguing that TiVo has been transforming itself from a CE player to a licensing entity. The company has been bleeding end-user subscribers for years, but recently was able to add subscriptions through partnerships with Virgin and RCN. Still, the only way TiVo has really made money in recent years was through patent lawsuits, followed by lucrative settlements. Dish Network and Echostar agreed to pay TiVo a total of $500 million to settle a lawsuit brought against their DVRs last year.

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From: TimF2/28/2012 8:39:37 AM
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Show’s Title, in Symbols, Defies DVRs
By BRIAN STELTER Published: September 22, 2010

CBS knew that when it ordered a sitcom with a vulgar word in the title, it would get attention. The network also knew there would be some hand-wringing about the coarseness of popular culture.

Here’s what the network did not know: that the title would trip up some digital video recorders. It turns out that the search tools on some DVRs cannot find the new show, “$#*! My Dad Says,” because the symbols cannot be read. (Maybe some DVR developers could not foresee a world where TV shows would have a dollar sign in the titles.) Before the show’s premiere on Thursday, CBS released a viewers’ guide of sorts on Wednesday to help people program their DVRs accordingly.

The case illustrates how some TV networks have embraced the DVR, though tepidly. Despite the commercial-skipping abilities of the recording devices, highly rated shows become even more so when DVR playback is included in the Nielsen ratings that help determine prices for advertising time. About 38 percent of households now have DVRs, though the vast majority of programming is still watched in real-time.

“Obviously, our first choice is that you always watch everything on CBS live; however, we also consider the DVR our friend,” CBS wrote in its viewers’ guide on Wednesday, which was shared on, on Twitter and elsewhere online.

CBS recommended that viewers set “$#*! My Dad Says” to record through the program guide rather than the search tool. Most DVR users already record shows through the program guide, said David Poltrack, the chief research officer for CBS, “but we don’t want to make it difficult for any of our consumers.”

It’s a leave-no-viewer-behind strategy.

The sitcom, which was inspired by a 30-year-old’s profane Twitter feed about his father’s blunt observations, stars William Shatner as the father. Mr. Poltrack observed that on some DVR systems, like the one operated by Time Warner Cable in Manhattan, the symbols in the title are actually an advantage, because the show appears at the top of an alphabetical list of programs.

Though networks say they consider the DVR a friend, time-shifting still causes headaches. Because the media tend to concentrate on overnight ratings for shows, even though millions of people now delay their viewing, shows can appear to be less popular than they actually are.

Partly for that reason, CBS this week started to include projections of the DVR playback of its shows in its statements on overnight ratings. For instance, it projected that Tuesday’s “NCIS” would gain 2.5 million viewers after a week of DVR viewing, a gain of 10 percent.

With the projections, “we can see, directionally, whether a show is growing or declining,” said Mr. Poltrack.

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From: Mark30004/2/2012 10:56:20 PM
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4/2/2012 TIVO on Fast money web extra

doctor J discusses on tonights show:

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From: TimF5/22/2012 1:22:01 PM
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TiVo's Stream transcoding box and IP connected extender make their debut at Cable Show 2012

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From: TimF6/17/2012 12:48:50 AM
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From: Sr K9/24/2012 12:37:25 PM
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From: Glenn Petersen11/28/2012 5:17:03 PM
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TiVo Sees Surge In Subscriptions Thanks To Cable Deals; Reports Service Revenues Of $61M, Net Income Of $59M In Q3

Ryan Lawler

November 28, 2012

TiVo announced reported solid third-quarter financials, thanks to subscription growth from pay TV partners and the first payments in litigation it settled with Verizon earlier this year. It reported service and technology revenues of $61 million, which was up 18 percent from a year ago. It also reported net income of $59 million, which was bolstered by $78.4 million from litigation proceeds due to the Verizon settlement.

A few years ago, TiVo looked like it was on the brink of dying. As pay TV operators began offering their own leased DVR offerings, consumer interest in the company’s DVR hardware waned. With the DVR becoming a commodity, TiVo was losing hundreds of thousands of subscribers a quarter, as old users left and the company failed to attract new subscribers to replace them.

Things are looking up over recent quarters, though, as TiVo has struck deals with pay TV operators — the same group that almost rendered its hardware irrelevant — to license its hardware and software available to their subscribers. The result has been a massive turnaround in subscribers and revenue its generating. MSO-related revenues, for instance, are up 84 percent year-over-year thanks to those deals.

The company has also succeeded in patent litigation, most recently against Verizon, which agreed to pay TiVo more than $250 million to settle a long-running lawsuit against it. That brings total winnings from patent litigation to more than $1 billion over recent years.

The combination of those two factors — cable deals and patent wins — has breathed new life into the DVR tech innovator. TiVo is no longer on a slow and steady race to zero, but actually growing subscribers at a faster and faster clip as time goes on. In the third quarter, its subscriber additions grew 44 percent year-over-year, compared to 41 percent in the second quarter and 27 percent in the first quarter.

TiVo hit its lowest point on the subscriber mark about five or six quarters ago, as its user base declined to 1.9 million. Now, it’s got nearly 3 million subscribers at the end of the third quarter, thanks to huge growth in its pay TV business. It’s now adding upwards of 250,000 subscribers a quarter thanks to its MSO deals, and that number could increase even further as it brings more on board. In the quarter it brought on new U.S. partners Mediacom, Midcontinent, and Cable ONE to expand its partner footprint. That comes on top of Virgin Media in the U.K., ONO in Spain, and Com Hem in Scandinavia.

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From: Sr K9/11/2013 7:35:10 AM
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TiVo Debuts Network PVR

Bringing TiVo(R) Roamio DVR Experience to the Cloud; Network Recordings Seamlessly Integrated, Easily Searchable via the Brilliant TiVo User Interface; Cloud-Based Management, Lower CAPEX and Control a Key Next Step in the IP Transition for Operators

Press Release: TiVo Inc. – 2 hours 26 minutes ago

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From: more1006/2/2016 3:55:24 AM
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TiVo (TIVO -0.70%) slipped 3% in after-hours trading after it reported Q1 EPS of 4 cents, weaker than consensus of 8 cents.

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