Anybody who's been searching around Fool.com for recent word on TiVo
EarthLink and TiVo will provide the bundled service to subscribers who have both EarthLink's DSL service and TiVo's Series 2 Dual Tuner DVR. It's a no-brainer that the press release pointed out that this development segues into the compatibility between TiVo and Amazon.com's
As much as TiVo may be press-release happy these days, it doesn't seem to me that this is as significant as some of TiVo's other recent high-profile news items. Take, for example, TiVo's move towards Macs with its partnership with Sonic Solutions'
Although EarthLink boasts serving more than 5 million subscribers, it's still in the process of trying to migrate its customers to its DSL offerings from its premium dial-up services. According to EarthLink's most recent 10-K, it had 1.9 million broadband subscribers. By way of comparison, Comcast
Adding EarthLink as a partner may be small potatoes, but it sure does seem that TiVo's eager to show the world that it's not standing still when it comes to differentiating its service. Nobody's forgotten it has tons of competitors that provide digital video recorders. And while all TiVo's copious announcements may lend some reason for positive sentiment (the Unbox agreement seems particularly promising), TiVo's approaching quarterly earnings announcement will give investors much more to chew on when it comes to TiVo's outlook.
- Catch up on TiVo's forecast as its fourth-quarter report approaches.
- What's this about Amazon and TiVo?
- Fool David Lee Smith took a look at TiVo's ample press announcements.
Alyce Lomax does not own shares of any of the companies mentioned.