TiVo Premiere Not Rated “E For Everyone”

TiVo has long been the poster child for how difficult it is to sell subscription products at retail. While its monthly service plans may have initially been conceived to be friendly to cable providers, they overwhelmingly balked and instead devised their own generic solutions. These often had inferior user interfaces, but were tightly integrated with cable services such as VOD that TiVo could not accommodate, even by using CableCARD. TiVo didn’t help its cause by offering the popular lifetime subscription lump sum, then discontinuing it, then reinstating it after facing competition from Digeo’s Moxi.
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