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TIVO — AS BIG (SMALL?) NOW AS IT WAS IN 2004

May 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

TiVo, which last week settled a lawsuit against DISH for $500 million and has other lawsuits alleging patent infringement pending, may find that those lawsuits are its best hope for continued survival. In an SEC filing on Tuesday, TiVo said that it lost an additional 88,000 subscribers in its last quarter. Some analysts have noted […]

TIVO, DISH SETTLE LAWSUITS

May 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Acknowledging that TiVo’s legal strategy of enforcing its DVR patents was “formidable,” satellite TV provider DISH said today (Monday) that it had reached a settlement with DISH over all remaining litigation. As part of the settlement, DISH and corporate sibling Echostar Communications will pay TiVo $500 million — $300 million now, the remainder in six […]

TIVO SHARES SOAR ON COURT VICTORY OVER DISH

April 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Shares of TiVo rose as high as 51 percent on Wednesday after a federal appeals court upheld a lower court decision that satellite broadcaster DISH Network and its parent, EchoStar Communications had infringed on TiVo’s DVR patents. It ordered DISH to disable the infringing DVRs. DISH and EchoStar later issued a statement saying that they […]

TIVO REWINDS INTO A BIG LOSS

March 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

TiVo, the company whose name was once synonymous with digital video recorders, reported on Tuesday that it lost 223,000 subscribers in its last quarter, the second-worst quarter for subscriber losses that it has ever experienced. The company reported a loss of $34.4 million during the quarter versus a loss of $9.9 million for the comparable […]

PATENT OFFICE REJECTS TWO KEY TIVO CLAIMS

June 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In a surprise ruling on Tuesday, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) rejected TiVo’s claims to two patents that form much of the basis of TiVo’s lawsuit against DISH/Echostar. TiVo had claimed that the software in DISH’s digital video recorders (DVRs) had infringed on those patents, and its claim had been upheld by lower […]

JOBS: APPLE TV IS STILL “A HOBBY”

June 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Apple chief Steve Jobs appeared to scotch persistent rumors that the company was planning to update its AppleTV settop box and go head-to-head against Google TV. Appearing at the All Things Digital conference in Palos Verdes, CA on Tuesday, Jobs said that the difficulty in marketing such a device prevents Apple from devoting much attention […]

BLOCKBUSTER BEGINS SELLING $99.99 BLU-RAY PLAYERS

June 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Apparently realizing that the only way to get its customers to rent higher-priced Blu-ray Disc movies is to persuade them to buy Blu-ray players, Blockbuster has begun selling Sylvania Blu-ray players for $99.99 at most of its stores. It is also selling TiVo’s Series 2 digital video recorder for streaming Blockbuster On Demand movies for […]