Skip to Content
Uncategorized

TiVo on the Go

Before I came to Technology Review, I was working as the director of new media for an indie cable network. One of the initiatives that we were working on when I left was porting our shows to mobile devices. Screens…
June 9, 2005

Before I came to Technology Review, I was working as the director of new media for an indie cable network. One of the initiatives that we were working on when I left was porting our shows to mobile devices.

Screens are screens was our mantra: TV screens, PC screens, Mobile screens. Didn’t matter to us, as long as people we watching. In the digital age, we thought, why limit viewing to just one place?

That’s also the mantra that TiVo is clinging to as it attempts to build a viable business model. In February, Eric Hellweg, a regular media columnist for TR, wrote about the troubles facing the company, which gave some perspective on Tivo’s current troubles – and provides nice context for why the mobile strategy is so important for them.

TiVoToGo Initiative Extends to Microsoft Products
Pocket computer and mobile phones running Microsoft software now have the availability of TiVo portable television service TiVoToGo. This new feature allows consumers to transfer shows onto their portable device and then travel. Shares of TiVo have already climbed 7 percent according to an article from Reuters.

TiVo said TiVoToGo is now available on Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Mobile-based Portable Media Centers – paperback-sized devices that can play digital music and videos – as well as certain Windows Mobile-based Smartphones and PocketPC handheld computers.

Additional reporting by Brittany Sauser

Keep Reading

Most Popular

Here’s how a Twitter engineer says it will break in the coming weeks

One insider says the company’s current staffing isn’t able to sustain the platform.

Technology that lets us “speak” to our dead relatives has arrived. Are we ready?

Digital clones of the people we love could forever change how we grieve.

How to befriend a crow

I watched a bunch of crows on TikTok and now I'm trying to connect with some local birds.

Starlink signals can be reverse-engineered to work like GPS—whether SpaceX likes it or not

Elon said no thanks to using his mega-constellation for navigation. Researchers went ahead anyway.

Stay connected

Illustration by Rose Wong

Get the latest updates from
MIT Technology Review

Discover special offers, top stories, upcoming events, and more.

Thank you for submitting your email!

Explore more newsletters

It looks like something went wrong.

We’re having trouble saving your preferences. Try refreshing this page and updating them one more time. If you continue to get this message, reach out to us at customer-service@technologyreview.com with a list of newsletters you’d like to receive.