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December 27, 2007

Nero Signs Agreement with TiVo

By Shamila Janakiraman, TMCnet Contributing Editor

Digital media purveyor Nero (News - Alert) has signed an agreement with TiVo according to which TiVo’s television user experience is integrated with Nero’s next-generation PC software.

Richard Lesser, CEO at Nero AG said in a press release, “The partnership with TiVo (News - Alert) extends the TV experience for the connected digital home, enabling easy access anytime, anywhere to the most extensive TV content.”
“Our core technology enables the creation of new categories in consumer electronics, changing the way that users interact with both hardware and software. Our proven technology adds media functionality to the world’s leading consumer electronics, personal computing and software products,” he further added.
Nero will develop software solutions designed to bring TiVo features to the personal computer. This will help meet consumer demand for PC tuners, which is expected to touch sales figures of 50.8 million by 2011 as reported by In-Stat earlier this year. Consumers are looking for a trustworthy PC-based DVR experience to be used with PC tuners.
Tom Rogers (News - Alert), President and CEO of TiVo said in the same press release, “This agreement provides TiVo with an opportunity to deliver its interface and differentiated feature set globally via the PC, enabling TiVo to use all avenues of mass distribution, from consumer electronics, to cable and satellite boxes and soon, the PC.”
“We are thrilled to work with Nero, a highly successful leader in software solutions for the PC who has the ability to develop a state-of-the-art program centered on the TiVo platform that will bring the same personalized entertainment experience to domestic and international consumers on their personal computers,” he added.
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