Sunday, January 24, 2010

Charter will offer TiVo service linking TV to the Internet

STLToday.comThere’s no easy way to mate cable TV and the internet, says Kurt Scherf, principal analyst, at Parks Associates, a digital marketing and research firm in Dallas. Many cable companies grew by buying other cable companies, leaving them with different systems incompatible with a single approach.

Phone companies, such as Verizon and AT&T, tended to build their own TV and Internet systems, which puts them in a better position.

TiVo is a good solution because it works across cable systems, said Scherf. Cable companies know that if they want to get new customers, they’ll need a set-top box with the inherent capabilities of a TiVo box," said.

TiVo tends to get better reviews from customers than the digital video recorder boxes supplied by cable companies, said Scherf.

From the article, "Charter will offer TiVo service linking TV to the Internet"  by Jim Gallaher

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