A few months back, it seemed that TiVo
The idea that TiVo might offer this type of content is hardly new. Way back in 2004, many investors had high hopes that TiVo and Netflix
Possibly as early as June, Motley Fool Stock Advisor pick TiVo will offer video content from Brightcove, an Internet TV service that enables content providers to distribute video over the Internet. Brightcove has a stable of content partners already, including the New York Times, Discovery Communications, National Lampoon, Viacom's
It's worthwhile to note that people who get TiVo through DirecTV
When I wrote about TiVo's new ad initiative a couple days ago, one reader emailed me that an element missing from most news coverage was the advent of Internet TV. I'll bet he's feeling pretty prescient now.
To survive, TiVo will have to differentiate itself from rivals, and competition is emerging from many corners. Yahoo!
TiVo is certainly making up for lost time, and I can see why its sharehodlers might feel heartened these days. Nonetheless, the company must still prove that it can achieve profitability and fend off rivals. For now, at least it's showing a lot more competitive spark than it was a few months ago.
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Alyce Lomax does not own shares of any of the companies mentioned.