Analyst: IPTV will kill TiVo

Yankee Group analyst Joshua Martin said TiVo will disappear by 2010 because of low-cost (if not free) monthly DVR/PVR rentals offered by operators. Pioneer Online's Gideon Summerfield agreed: "The sort of PVR functionality that TiVo introduced to the market, but did not appear to protect intellectual property very well, is becoming a commodity in STBs and TV-attached devices of all sorts." Ovum's Annelise Berendt, however, disagrees: "It's certainly not a done deal that IPTV will eclipse TiVo sales by 2010. It will be some time before IPTV reaches scale in many countries. And not all IPTV deployments will be successful."

For more on TiVo's fate vis a vie IPTV:
- read this feature from DailyIPTV

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