TiVo to Let Developers Make Its Software

TiVo to Let Developers Make Its Software


NEW YORK (Reuters)—TiVo Inc., a maker of television recording technology, on Monday said it will invite independent developers to create software that can beef up TiVo’s ability to deliver programming and information via high-speed Internet lines.

Alviso, California-based TiVo, a leading maker of digital video recorders, or DVRs, said it would make available a software development kit that allows third parties to create applications for TiVo’s fee-based service.

TiVo’s decision comes as it looks to boost growth of its more-profitable “stand-alone” users—those not acquired through satellite provider DirecTV Group Inc.—by offering video and entertainment such as Hollywood films downloaded from the Internet.

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