Intel Inside TiVo?

TiVo Inc. said Wednesday that it will work with Intel Corp. to develop functionality in a TiVo application that will enable it to work with Intel’s “Viiv” technology.

The new application would allow existing TiVo subscribers to securely transfer programs from their “TiVo Series2” digital-video-recorders to Intel Viiv-technology-based PCs using only the remote control.

It would also allow any content downloaded from a TiVo DVR to a Viiv-enabled device to be securely played back on certain compliant media adapters, which will be supported in a future planned release of the application, TiVo said.

The companies said the application will be available in the first half of 2006.

“Combining Intel's breakthrough technology with TiVo's award-winning user experience will give consumers more of the control they are looking for,” TiVo CEO Tom Rogers said in a prepared statement.

Intel vice president and general manager, content-services group Kevin Corbett added, “Together with companies like TiVo, Intel is working to bring powerful new connected entertainment experiences to the home where consumers can more easily personalize, manage and enjoy their entertainment experience with Intel Viiv technology.”