$215MM: TiVo cashes in on AT&T settlement

TiVo and AT&T have settled their three-year old DVR patent lawsuit, and the settlement is good news for the DVR maker: AT&T will pay TiVo $215 million over the next seven years. The news comes only months after TiVo secured $500 million from Dish.

The BBC wants to be your online TiVo

The BBC’s research and development department launched the prototype for a new form of EPG today that replaces the traditional time-based grid with automatically updated lists. It’s a neat little project, but the way other broadcasters are involved in the site is even more interesting.

Motorola Takes TiVo to Court Over DVR Patents

Despite losing subscribers over the past several years, TiVo has sought to keep alive through patent infringement suits against IPTV providers AT&T and Verizon. But a new lawsuit filed by Motorola, referencing patents filed before TiVo was founded, could call into question its claims against Verizon.

TiVo Bets On Holiday Deals to Stop the Bleeding

TiVo saw its subscriber numbers fall again in its fiscal third quarter, down 464,000 from just a year ago. But the DVR maker hopes that a new holiday pricing promotion with $99 devices can help stem the losses and attract a new set of TiVo users.

Vid-Biz: Fox Soccer, Project Canvas, TiVo Remote

Today on the Net: Fox Soccer has launched a subscription broadband offering that will make more than 700 soccer and rugby matches available, Channel 5 has decided to rejoin Project Canvas after the completion of its sale and TiVo released a new remote with QWERTY keyboard.

TiVo CTO James Barton Admits He Modded his DVR

Are you constantly running out of recording space on your TiVo? The company’s co-founder and CTO James Barton had the same problem — and apparently busted out his screw driver to solve it. Barton confessed to modding his TiVo in an interview with Fortune today.

TiVo By the Numbers: 800,000 Subscribers Lost in 18 Months

It’s not easy being TiVo these days. The company reported first quarter earnings yesterday, which included a widening loss and a continued decline in its subscriber numbers, despite the fact that it released the latest version of its DVR, the TiVo Premiere, during the quarter.

Can Google Save DISH?

The blogosphere has been in a bit of a frenzy ever since The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that Google (s GOOG)…

Microsoft Sues TiVo Over Patents

Six months after TiVo sued AT&T (NYSE: T) for patent infringement, Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) has entered the legal fray. In a filing, Microsoft…

TiVo Subscriber Numbers Keep Tanking

TiVo released its third quarter results today, and while the company reported a profit (thank you, EchoStar for that $105 million patent violation payment) the DVR maker lost 163,000 subscribers dropping the total number of subscribers to 3.46 million — the lowest it’s been since Spring of 2005.

TiVo Launches Mobile Site

TiVo (NSDQ: TIVO) is rolling out a mobile site, m.tivo.com, that lets subscribers use their cellphones to search for and record TV shows, re…

TiVo’s Software Launches On A PC

Surprised this wasn’t available before, but a right step in ultimately getting rid of the box: TiVo (NSDQ: TIVO) has launched the first impl…

TiVo To Share Research Data With CBS

CBS (NYSE: CBS) has become the second major network to embrace TiVo’s (NSDQ: TIVO) second-by-second audience measurement program, Stop//Watc…

Popcorn 3 Review

What Roxio says Popcorn 3 does: Copy DVDs (non-encrypted) DVD-Video Compression TiVoToGo (which only works with a TiVo Series 2) Convert video…