Comcast to give TiVo users access to Xfinity

Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) subscribers in select markets--starting with San Francisco--will be able to use a TiVo (NASDAQ:TIVO) Premiere box to access the MSOs Xfinity TV and a full lineup of On Demand programming, along with linear television and a range of broadband services, all accessible through TiVo's user interface, the company announced.

The two companies say they'll partner on promoting the rollout in multiple sales channels, including traditional retails outlets, and Comcast said it will connect customers' TiVo Premiere STBs at no additional charge.

"Adding Comcast's On Demand library to TiVo Premiere is a fantastic win for consumers because it will offer access to the ultimate television viewing experience with the programming viewers want. Traditional TV channels, On Demand and broadband delivered content will all be accessible with TiVo's universal search capability," said Tom Rogers, President and CEO of TiVo Inc. "And, this partnership will make it easy for our mutual customers to enjoy both their TiVo service and Comcast's Xfinity TV."

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