The NY Times is reporting that TiVo is adding additional video download capabilities, and a few interesting content deals:
TiVo has already offered some programs in conjunction with programmers including iVillage, Heavy.com and The New York Times. It will soon add more programming, from CBS and Forbes, and make the content more prominent on its menu screens.
The company will also introduce software that will allow users to watch a much wider range of videos that are available on the Web. This method, however, requires users to first download the videos onto their computers. If they purchase software from TiVo for $24.95, they will be able to connect their TiVo recorders to their computers over a wired or wireless home network and watch the videos on television.
This software can play videos in popular formats including MPEG4, QuickTime and some versions of Windows Media.
There was no mention of the partnership with Netflix in the press coverage of the announcement.
Tidbit from the story: 500,000 TiVo boxes are connected to high-speed Internet connections.
Thanks to Greg, Ziv, and Movie Freak for sending this in.