TiVo, the company best known for its time-shifting digital video recorders, has joined with Microsoft to offer its TiVoToGo feature on Windows Mobile-based Portable Media Centers powered by Intel. The partnership gives TiVo access to several new content outlets as it fends off competition from video-on-demand services. Microsoft, on the other hand, will be able to add a well-known content provider to its mobile platforms.
The technology upgrade for TiVo Series2 users will enable the easy transferring of saved TV shows from a TiVo box to Windows XP PC and then to compatible mobile devices made by Dell Computer, Hewlett-Packard and others. American Airlines has also joined the team as a marketing partner, giving free Portable Media Centers loaded with TiVo content to passengers on a chartered flight in a media event.
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