TiVo and Comcast Corporation have struck an agreement to provide access to Comcast’s on demand content on TiVo Premiere set-top boxes sold at retail. Comcast customers in select markets will be able to use a TiVo Premiere box to watch on demand programs, along with linear TV and a range of broadband services, accessible through TiVo’s user interface and search capabilities.
Under the agreement, Comcast will make its Xfinity TV on demand service accessible on TiVo Premiere set-top boxes in many of its largest markets, with the first expected to be the San Francisco Bay Area with a plan for additional markets to follow. In each of those markets, Comcast and TiVo plan to partner on promotion of this new service in retail and other sales channels. Comcast will install TiVo Premiere set-top boxes with its cable service at no additional charge for its customers when the service is available in those markets.