TiVo to offer movie rentals from Walt Disney Studios

MUMBAI: TiVo, the creator of television services for digital video recorders (DVRs), announced that TiVo subscribers will soon be able to download movies from The Walt Disney Studios to their broadband connected TiVo DVRs directly from the TV.

Titles will be available to rent through an agreement with Disney-ABC and CinemaNow, the latest partner to join TiVo’s broadband efforts. The companies will offer the movies for a 24-hour rental period in standard definition, with many also available in high definition.

"We are very excited to be working with Disney and CinemaNow. Adding Disney movies really delivers on TiVo’s promise to offer the best television entertainment experience with unlimited content choices that are easy to navigate across broadcast, cable, and broadband using one device, one remote, and one user interface," said TiVo vice president and GM of content services Tara Maitra.

"TiVo has always delivered a superior experience," said Disney-ABC Domestic Television executive vice president Dan Cohen. "We’re pleased that their subscribers will be able to enjoy our extensive catalog of new releases and classic library titles."

The service is available to all broadband-connected TiVo Series2 and Series3 subscribers later this year. TiVo offers more than 30,000 titles through Amazon Unbox, Music Choice and more than 50 other content providers.