Yahoo, Tivo to form partnership to connect services

MUMBAI: Online service provider Yahoo and Tivo which shot to fame with the digital video recorder (DVR) are expected to announce a deal to connect Yahoo's vast online service to TiVo's set-top boxes. In addition to recording television programmes, the STBs can connect to the Internet. It is this ability that the new deal is looking to tap.

Users of Yahoo's TV page will be able to click on a record-to-TiVo button directly from a television programme listing to remotely schedule recordings.

And in the coming months Yahoo's traffic and weather content, as well as its users' photos will be viewable on televisions via Tivo's broadband service and easy-to-use screen menu.

While the terms of the deal under discussion were not disclosed, Tivo VP corporate strategy Edward Lichty was quoted in media reports saying that it hopes the collaboration will set the foundation for a long-term relationship.

From any Yahoo TV episode page, users can click the "Record to my Tivo box" button, the companies said. The request is automatically sent to the home the next time once the Tivo box is connected. The companies suggest allowing for one hour of lag time if the TiVo is connected to broadband through a standard home network. Dialup users have to wait 36 hours for a request to take effect if the Tivo uses dialup.

Conversely, Yahoo is working to move its services from personal computers to other devices, including mobile phones and - by way of devices like Tivo - the television set, state reports.

Latest Reads
Zee Telugu announces the comeback of its iconic singing reality show, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa

MUMBAI: With a firm commitment to present fresh and novel content to Telugu viewers, Zee Telugu, leading Telugu General Entertainment Channel in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, announces the comeback of its most popular music reality show – Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. In search of the best singing talent there...

Television TV Channels Regional
Rishtey enters urban GECs list, dethrones &TV in BARC week 11

Zee Anmol emerged as the leader pushing down Star Bharat to the second position in the Hindi GEC (U+R) region according to Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) all India data for week 11 of 2018.

Television TV Channels Viewership
BCCI extends India media rights submission till 3 April

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has extended its last date for submission of bids for the media rights for international and domestic matches at home for the next five years from 27 March to 3 April.

Television TV Channels Sports

Mumbai, 21 March, 2018: News18 REEL Movie Awards, a marquee property with Reliance Digital as the presenting sponsor, celebrated new age cinema like never before in presence of renowned artists, film-makers and producers at the Taj Lands End in Mumbai, yesterday. Personalities such as...

Television TV Shows Awards
Sony MAX2 is back with Season 3 of 'Timeless Digital Awards'

Sony MAX2 ‘Timeless Digital Awards’ is back with its 3rd season to delight its audience with an era of Hindi cinema that is evergreen and holds reminiscence till date. The ‘Sadabahar’ 50’s and 60’s gave birth to several inspiring masterpieces with legendary actors and films that became the voice...

Television TV Channels Movie Channels
The Boss Baby premieres March 25 at 1PM and 9PM

Staying true to the promise to premiere the biggest blockbusters of the year, Star Movies will air Academy Award nominated film, The Boss Baby on Sunday, March 25 at 1PM and 9 PM respectively. Starring the witty Alec Baldwin as Boss Baby along with popular host Jimmy Kimmel as Ted Timothy...

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
Bigg Boss speaks Marathi now

MUMBAI: The Bigg Boss voice is all set to boom in Marathi. Viacom18’s regional entertainment channel, Colors Marathi announced the launch of the Marathi version of India’s popular reality TV show Bigg Boss from 15 April.

Television TV Channels Regional
BARC gets ‘Great Place to Work' certification

MUMBAI: BARC India has been certified as ‘Great Place to Work’ for cultivating a culture of high trust and performance. The certification has been provided by Great Place to Work Institute, which is recognised for its rigorous and objective methodology for identifying and defining great workplaces...

Television TV Channels Viewership
Shemaroo appoints Hiren Gada as CEO in leadership rejig

MUMBAI: Gearing itself for the next phase of growth, Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd (Shemaroo) has restructured its top leadership making several timely appointments.  According to a release on the BSE website, the entertainment and content company has elevated Hiren Gada as the chief executive...

Television TV Channels People

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories