Update: The two companies just announced that TiVo will make a custom version of its product for Comcast. Financial terms of the multi-year, non-exclusive deal with the Philadelphia-based Comcast were not disclosed. Out with DirecTV and in with Comcast.
Okay the only couple with more up and down than Brad and Jen are Comcast and TiVo. The romance between DVR pioneer and cable giant is heating up again, according to The Wall Street Journal. A few months ago, New York Times had reported that TiVo had walked away from Comcast, a move that made many fret about PVR-maker’s future. But now, WSJ says that the deal could be close and the TiVo service could be offered to Comcast customers who have PVRs. Many have expressed dissatisfaction with Motorola PVRs being sold by Comcast.
Comcast would likely charge more for the TiVo service than the Motorola service — which goes for about $10 a month — because TiVo offers features not currently available on most of Comcast’s standard Motorola boxes, such as recommendations of programs.
Now if this deal happens, it could help turn TiVo’s fortunes around. Now if Brad and Jen could get back together… again!