TiVo names new chief executive

Board Vice Chairman Tom Rogers will succeed co-founder Michael Ramsay, who had previously announced his plans to step down.

TiVo has named media veteran Tom Rogers as its chief executive, the digital video recorder company said Monday.

Rogers, who will start work Friday, will succeed co-founder Michael Ramsay, who had previously announced his plan to step down as CEO. Ramsay will also step down as chairman but will remain on the board, TiVo said Monday.

Rogers, who resigned as chairman of Primedia in 2003, has been vice chairman of TiVo's board since October. He will also serve as TiVo's president. The former president, Marty Yudkovitz, resigned in February.

TiVo earlier this year indicated that Ramsay would step down as soon as a new CEO was found.

Prior to Primedia, Rogers was president of NBC Cable and executive vice president of NBC, where he was credited with crafting NBC's cable strategy.

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