Hybrid TV enters New Zealand market with Telecom New Zealand as key partner

September 17, 2009

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ALVISO, Calif. -- Hybrid Television Services, the exclusive licensee of TiVo® products in Australia and New Zealand, and Telecom New Zealand today announced a partnership that will see TiVo delivering unmetered entertainment to NZ living rooms from November.

The deal will provide Telecom broadband customers with the ability to download movies and the latest shows to their TV with no impact to their monthly broadband data allowance as well as access to all of the New Zealand-based Freeview|HD® digital free-to-air channels.

The TiVo media device allows viewers to pause and rewind live TV, record every episode in a series with the Season Pass feature, auto record favourite actors using the WishList search and provide a safe viewing environment for their children with TiVo KidZone.

In addition to unmetering all of the broadband content, Telecom will also unmeter games and information services as well as the 14-day on-screen guide and software updates within the TiVo.

Robbee Minicola, CEO of Hybrid TV: “The partnership between Hybrid TV and Telecom is an outstanding result for the New Zealand consumer. We are very pleased to have the largest telecommunication provider support our efforts in supplying unmetered broadband entertainment to the TiVo media device."

Telecom New Zealand Ltd. (NYSE: NZT; New Zealand: TEL)

TiVo Inc. (Nasdaq: TIVO)

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