Telecom and TiVo

The Herald has some details of the deal:

  • is launching in early November.
  • will take an unspecified share of the $899 cost for a set top box and offer its customers free broadband for downloads of movies and unspecified free advertising-funded content.
  • It will take no share of TiVo’s income from pay per view movies so income will dry up while it has an ongoing cost for free broadband for TiVo content.
  • Telecom says it owes consumers more details of the TiVo offer before they pay $899 for a set top box.
  • It would not disfranchise customers, though would not rule out changes.

I think this is a very smart move by Telecom. While I am a very happy MySky customer, I understand TiVo is even more advanced in terms of functionality. And the ability to legally download movies on demand is the future.

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