The Newest TiVo Cries Out for Cable-TV Partnerships

TiVo Roamio with remote Courtesy TiVo, Inc.

With its new line of Roamio digital video recorders, TiVo is making a play to wrest back the television experience from the commodified boxes every cable and satellite company now offers subscribers. But perhaps the latest in TiVo technology—complete with wireless streaming and searching—is better understood as an argument for partnerships with cable operators, which are struggling to wrangle their content into compelling, digestible packages.

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