Charter Tags TiVo For DVRs, Next-Gen TV

Charter Communications inked a multiyear pact with TiVo to supply DVR
set-tops as well as provide technology to merge traditional cable TV
with Internet-delivered content.

Under the deal -- which represents one of TiVo's biggest
service provider wins in years -- Charter this year will launch TiVo's
Premiere DVR in unspecified markets, along with forthcoming multiroom
DVR features. The MSO also will use the TiVo guide on non-DVR set-tops.

TiVo "will be our primary multiroom/whole-house solution and
preferred DVR service for our customers," Charter spokeswoman Anita
Lamont said.

Charter evaluated several options and "the selection of TiVo as a
partner was based on our strategy to alter the dynamic of our video
business by offering customers a better overall video experience,"
Lamont said. "Next-gen architecture is here now and having the ability
to deploy TiVo to our customers within a few months is appealing."

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