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TiVo, Amazon to add Web video to television sets

TiVo, Amazon to add Web video to television sets
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First Published: Mon, Feb 12 2007. 02 36 PM IST
Updated: Mon, Feb 12 2007. 02 36 PM IST
TiVo Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. are joining to help bring movies and television shows from the Internet to TV sets, in the latest move to bring online video into consumers’ living rooms. Consumers can now watch movies and TV shows downloaded from Amazon’s Unbox service on their TV sets via TiVo digital-video recorders. TiVo subscribers can rent and purchase TV shows and movies from networks and studios such as CBS Corp. and Viacom Inc.’s Paramount Pictures, among others. The offering—called Amazon Unbox on TiVo—is the latest step by TiVo , which pioneered the DVR but now faces a slew of new rivals , to blur together watching TV with watching Web video. In the past, these had been largely separate activities, usually occurring in different rooms of the house on different devices, such as a TV set and a personal computer. Officials said $1 million will be used to reimburse the agencies that dealt with the incident, and $1 million will go toward homeland security and other programs.
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First Published: Mon, Feb 12 2007. 02 36 PM IST
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