|TiVo Inks Deal to Offer Web-Based Videos|
|Home Theater News Cable-Satellite Receiver-DVR-PVR News|
|Written by AVRev.com|
|Thursday, 11 May 2006|
Digital video recording pioneer TiVo Inc.has signed a deal with an online video service, Brightcove Networks Inc., to deliver Web-based programming to TiVo's broadband television boxes.
TiVo users will soon have not only TV shows to record, but also Internet-based videos from Brightcove's content partners.
Brightcove, a privately held Cambridge, Mass.-based startup, launched its video publishing service in November. Its technology gives established or small independent producers a way to create online videos and then syndicate them through Brightcove's distribution channels, of which TiVo has become the latest.
Brightcove, which also has a deal with Time Warner Inc. to start
distributing videos this summer on AOL's Web portal, says it so far has
several hundred partners, including MTV's Teen Channel and National
Lampoon Inc.'s TogaTV.com.