ALVISO, Calif., Nov. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TiVo Inc. , the creator of and a leader in television services for digital video recorders (DVRs), announced today that TiVo DVRs will be available in retail stores in Canada in time for the holidays. Canadian customers can now enjoy the Emmy(R) award-winning TiVo user interface and exclusive service features such as SeasonPass(TM) recordings, WishList(R) searches, Online Scheduling, TiVoToGo(TM) transfers, Multi-Room viewing, and TrickPlay functionality, which enables users to pause, rewind, instant replay and slow-motion live TV. The TiVo Series2(TM) DT DVR, optimized for cable households, holds up to 80 hours of standard-definition content and allows consumers to record two shows at once.
"We've received overwhelming demand from Canadian consumers who want access to TiVo's innovative products and services and we are extremely excited to be able to deliver our highly-successful TiVo Series2 Dual Tuner DVR to this key strategic marketplace -- just in time for the holidays," said Joshua Danovitz, Vice President and GM of International at TiVo. "TiVo's move into Canada represents a natural, important progression for our business as we continue to make sustained progress across international markets."
"We are committed to offering our customers with the most diverse selection of leading, highly-demanded consumer electronics available anywhere," said Grant McTaggart, Senior Director of Merchandising, Best Buy Canada. "It is with great pleasure that we are teaming up with TiVo to bring their innovative products and services to our Canadian customer base."
The TiVo Series2 DT DVR will be available in early December at major Canadian retailers including Best Buy, The Brick, London Drug and Future Shop for just $199 CAD MSRP plus standard TiVo subscription fees. TiVo will not be available in Quebec immediately. For more information on TiVo in Canada visit http://www.TiVo.com/canada .
About TiVo Inc.
Founded in 1997, TiVo pioneered a brand new category of products with the development of the first commercially available digital video recorder (DVR). Sold through leading consumer electronic retailers, TiVo has developed a brand which resonates boldly with consumers as providing a superior television experience. Through agreements with leading satellite and cable providers, TiVo also integrates its full set of DVR service features into the set-top boxes of mass distributors. TiVo's DVR functionality and ease of use, with such features as Season Pass(TM) recordings and WishList(R) searches and TiVo(R) KidZone have elevated its popularity among consumers and have created a whole new way for viewers to watch television. With a continued investment in its patented technologies, TiVo is revolutionizing the way consumers watch and access home entertainment. Rapidly becoming the focal point of the digital living room, TiVo's DVR is at the center of experiencing new forms of content on the TV, such as broadband delivered video, music and photos. With innovative features, such as TiVoToGo(TM) transfers and online scheduling, TiVo is expanding the notion of consumers experiencing "TiVo, TV your way.(R)" The TiVo(R) service is also at the forefront of providing innovative marketing solutions for the television industry, including a unique platform for advertisers and audience measurement research. The company is based in Alviso, Calif.
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