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DirecTV to introduce additional Tivo features







MUMBAI: American Pay TV service provider DirecTV and Tivo which creates television services for digital video recorders (DVR) in the US are to develop a software upgrade to enhance the user experience for DirecTV customers who have DVRs with the Tivo service built on the Series 2 platform.

 











Launching early next year, the new software download will provide these customers with DVR enhancements offered with the Tivo service, including a Recently Deleted Folder and Overlap Protection, as well as DirecTV’s remote booking feature.

DirecTV Executive Vice-President (Content strategy and development) Derek Chang says, "It is important to us that our customers with Tivo service also have access to the latest DVR technology and we look forward to exploring additional opportunities with Tivo."

 
Tivo Vice President (Corporate development and strategy) Naveen Chopra says, "DirecTV’s launch of these additional features underscores the uniqueness of Tivo’s DVR service. DirecTV and Tivo began their relationship in 2000 with the launch of the first DirecTV DVR with Tivo. In April 2006, both companies announced an extension of their commercial and advertising relationship through early 2010."
 

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