TiVo, which has also struck recent deals with Cox Communications Inc. , RCN Corp. , Virgin Media Inc. (Nasdaq: VMED), and smaller pay-TV providers, said Charter will deploy its Premiere box -- a broadband-connected DVR that integrates Web video content -- later this year.
Charter will also work with TiVo for strategies on "next generation platforms that will expand the service with new devices, features, and third party applications," TiVo said.
Charter subscribers with the Premiere DVR will also be able to access Web applications such as Facebook and Twitter Inc. , Charter video-on-demand (VoD) content, online video from some "top destinations" that TiVo didn't specify, and an application for Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL)'s iPad. (See TiVo Makes its Suddenlink Debut, TiVo: $99 Premiere DVR Revving Retail, TiVo CEO: 'iPad Effect' Could Spur Cable Deals and Cox, TiVo Strike a DVR Deal.)
[Ed. note: Look for more detail on this deal soon.]
— Steve Donohue, Special to