The TV as My PC

DQI Bureau
New Update

Yahoo! and TiVo-are teaming up to blend some of their services. Under a

partnership, the two will collaborate to offer Yahoo!'s Internet-based content

and services through TiVo's digital video recording devices. Users of Yahoo's TV

page will be able to click on a record-to-TiVo button directly from a television

program listing to remotely schedule recordings.


In the coming months, possibly before the end of the year, Yahoo!'s traffic

and weather content, as well as its users' photos, will be viewable on

televisions via TiVo's broadband service and screen menu.

Sunnyvale, California—based Yahoo! is seeing tremendous growth as more

people turn to the Internet for news, entertainment, communication, and other

services. The Internet giant is also under constant pressure from rivals Google

and Microsoft to expand its own offerings.


both companies, TiVo in particular, let subscribers access Yahoo!'s content from

their televisions is a step towards expanding beyond basic digital video

recording services, to becoming more of an entertainment hub.

Most previous efforts, notably WebTV, were failures. But Edward Lichty, VP,

Corporate Strategy, TiVo thinks the Yahoo!-TiVo offering will be different:

"It's not about having a Web browser on your TV and having a keyboard on

your lap. It'll still be focused on the TV experience and navigating with the

remote control."