Verizon Wireless subscribers will access the new service, called TiVo Mobile, through Verizon's "Get it Now" menu, which also provides access tovideo offering, , ring tones and games. TiVo Mobile will be available this summer. Pricing will be announced when the service becomes available.
Details of the contract between Verizon and TiVo were not released.
Digital video recorders (DVRs) record TV programs onto a hard drive, allowing viewers to pause and rewind live television and fast-forward through recorded commercials.
TiVo subscribers can already program their DVRs remotely from the TiVo Web site and . Cell phone users with Web access also can program their phones via these mobile portals.
"This arrangement will allow the growing base of TiVo subscribers to integrate control of their TV life with the most widespread piece of consumer electronics, the wireless phone," Tom Rogers, CEO of TiVo, said in a statement.
The deal with Verizon Wireless is the latest in a series of new enhancements TiVo has made over the past six months to. Just last week, the company , that allows parents to look for shows appropriate for their children and then separate that content from other shows recorded for adults.
TiVo has announced laptops., such as Apple Computer and Sony, to allow TiVo-recorded shows to be viewed on handheld devices like the iPod and PlayStation Portable. It also has introduced a , which allows recorded video to be transferred and viewed on