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PRNewswire: Liberate and TiVo Partner to Offer Interactive TV Services on Open Linux-based Platform

Jan 07, 2000, 18:08 (0 Talkback[s])

"Liberate Technologies...and TiVo...announced that they have signed a definitive licensing agreement to incorporate Liberate's TV Navigator(TM) on future versions of TiVo's Personal TV reference platform...."

"AOL looks forward to a partnership with TiVo where AOL will enhance AOLTV by incorporating Tivo's best of breed Digital Video Recording (DVR) features with future versions of AOLTV," said Barry Schuler, president, AOL Interactive Services. "TiVo's decision to partner with Liberate to integrate Liberate's TV Navigator software to the TiVo open Linux platform is fundamental to our efforts to enable these features."

"TiVo's technology is built on the "open source" Linux operating system and is currently licensed royalty free to manufacturers who want to deliver TiVo's Personal TV Service. The partnership between Liberate and TiVo will enable network operators to deliver multiple services -- including interactive TV and TiVo's service -- to subscribers."

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