SEATTLE (3/29/07) — Digital Delivery Group (DDG), the leading convergence and digital products focused distribution consortium for systems integrators and custom installers today announced a national distribution agreement with TiVo Inc., (NASDAQ: TIVO) to provide sales, training, and support services for the new TiVo Series3 HD Digital Media Recorder. The TiVo products, dealer training, and sales support will be provided to custom home electronics systems dealers and installers via DDG’s 14 regional partners.
The TiVo Series3 HD box allows consumers to record up to 32 hours of high definition programming or 300 hours standard definition video programs while maintaining the full video and audio fidelity of the original broadcast. The Series3 HD box is the world’s first THX-certified digital video recorder, delivering audio and video that truly maintains the fidelity of the original broadcast.
“I am delighted that TiVo and Digital Delivery Group have formed an alliance to serve the custom integration market,” said DDG’s Executive Director David Kaplan. “TiVo’s Series3 HD box is a high performance content solution with a user friendly interface that sports many exclusive features and applications for the custom channel. It is the sort of innovative product DDG excels at bringing to our customer base.”
“DDG gives us access to a large market of entertainment-centric households,” said Joe Miller, TiVo’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Affiliate Marketing. “DDG’s distributors are wired into the thousands of high tech custom installation companies that are revolutionizing the American home. Their strong commitment to product training, and dealer support makes them a trusted partner in our efforts to serve the custom integration market.”
Interested dealers should contact their regional DDG partner, visit www.digitaldeliverygroup.org, or call 509-995-1203.
About Digital Delivery Group (DDG)
Digital Delivery Group, a consortium of regional value added CE specialty distributors, is committed to being the leading source for sales and education of digital systems and convergence products. The members of DDG are specialists in networking products, whole house control, content storage and management, and new technology. More than just a buying group, DDG functions as a strategic resource for its vendor partners and its dealers. Digital Delivery Group’s members bring a unique level of capability to the task with many years of distributor, retail, factory and marketing experience among its members. For more information, visit www.digitaldeliverygroup.org or call David Kaplan at 509-995-1203.
About TiVo Inc.
Founded in 1997, TiVo (NASDAQ: TIVO) pioneered a brand new category of products with the development of the first commercially available digital video recorder (DVR). Sold through leading consumer electronic retailers and other distributors, TiVo has developed a brand which resonates boldly with consumers as providing a superior television experience. Through agreements with leading satellite and cable providers, TiVo also integrates its full set of DVR service features into the set-top boxes of mass distributors. TiVo’s DVR functionality and ease of use, with such features as Season Pass recordings, WishList searches and TiVo KidZone have elevated its popularity among consumers and have created a whole new way for viewers to watch television. With a continued investment in its patented technologies, TiVo is revolutionizing the way consumers watch and access home entertainment. Rapidly becoming the focal point of the digital living room, TiVo’s DVR is at the center of experiencing new forms of content on the TV, such as broadband delivered video, music and photos. With innovative features such as TiVoToGo transfers and online scheduling, TiVo is expanding the notion of consumers experiencing “TiVo, TV your way.” TiVo is also at the forefront of providing innovative marketing solutions for the television industry, including a unique platform for advertisers and audience measurement research. The company is based in Alviso, Calif.
TiVo, Series3, WishList, Season Pass, TiVoToGo, and the TiVo Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of TiVo Inc. and its subsidiaries worldwide. © 2007 TiVo Inc. All rights reserved. All other company or product names mentioned may be trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.
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DDG: Gordon Sell or Raney Nelson
Gordon Sell Public Relations
TiVo: Krista Wierzbicki