TiVo Coming to Australia!

May 30, 2007

This is extremely good news:

TiVo, the time-shifting digital video recorder that became a household name in the US, will come to Australia in 2008.

For a small subscription fee plus the price of the hardware, Australians will be able to pause live high definition TV, fast-forward ads, record shows and series from any of the free-to-air digital TV channels, and access broadband content such as video-on-demand.

The company today announced a partnership with the Seven Network, which will build the digital platform behind the service.

Seven CEO David Leckie said the move would “vastly extend” the overall viewing experience of television viewing.

I unplugged my MCE box and substituted it for a Zensonic High Def Media player/ DVD player when I bought my Sony Bravia 40″ X Series but I miss the functionality of being able to record TV…and obviously having an proper, working Australian EPG will make TiVo a killer app.