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PRNewswire: Spyglass to Deliver Internet Enabling Technology for TiVo's Personal TV Service

Jun 29, 2000, 19:17 (2 Talkback[s])

"Internet pioneer Spyglass Inc. (Nasdaq: SPYG) and personal television creator TiVo Inc. (Nasdaq: TIVO) announced today that TiVo licensed Spyglass Device Mosaic 4.0 for use in its next-generation software platform and service. Spyglass Professional Services, a strategic Internet consulting group focused on planning, designing and implementing Internet solutions for interactive television, will work to port Spyglass Device Mosaic to the Linux operating system and assist in the integration of the technology with TiVo's Linux-based platform. This integration will further allow multiple service offerings to run on the TiVo platform, including the ability for TiVo and its partners to author content for the TiVo service using standard protocols such as HTML and JavaScript."

"This latest version of Spyglass Device Mosaic adds broad support for the latest Internet standards within an extensible, customizable architecture. Spyglass Device Mosaic also includes an Advanced Television Enhancement Forum (ATVEF) compliant client. ATVEF 1.0 support enables the delivery of interactive television programming, in the form of synchronized broadcast and Internet content, over both analog and digital video systems using terrestrial, cable, satellite and Internet networks."

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