TiVo's CEO: DirecTV box coming soon!In a CNET Conversation, Tom Rogers tells Molly Wood that the DirecTV TiVo is coming in the second half of the year. He swears.
^M00:00:00 [ Music ] ^M00:00:07 >>We asked our users what they wanted to talk about and what they wanted to hear from you and there was really, I would say, one resounding issue, about that Direct TV TiVo, what can you tell me? >>Are people going to stay with us or you going to fast forward all the way through you think? >>Wait a minute, I might have to ask you again at the end because I am not allowed to leave here without an answer. >>Well, Direct TV is an important client for us who we are working hard with to come up with something by the latter part of this year and we're very excited to be back in business with Direct TV which has been a major part of TiVo's history in the past and a player that we have had a major break with and then have patched things up and are back together in business, so we're excited to get things going. They have a new CEO who we think is just terrific, particularly because he's so consumer marketing oriented and we think we're all about being able to connect more with the consumer and make the television experience better and friendlier. So, for a lot of reasons, we're excited about that but the time frame continues to look like the latter part of this year. >>So, can you give us any specifics about what it might look like? Will there be, you know, until now it's been older versions of the software, the TiVo premier experience you've said would not necessarily be available, do you know if it will potentially be a new box for those consumers? >>Well, it'll certainly be a new box. I'm not going to discuss the specific features or the look and feel now, but the main thing it's intended to accomplish is give people the look and feel of TiVo with all the functionality and channel capability of Direct TV and being able to marry those in an experience that today is unavailable to Direct TV subscribers. So, everybody should stay tuned and more to come.