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GRANDE COMMUNICATIONS LAUNCHES TV VIEWING GAME-CHANGER TiVo PREMIERE
New offering seamlessly blends Grande TV with Internet video to deliver a new level of entertainment choice and value
SAN MARCOS, TX, Nov. 14, 2011 - Grande Communications, which recently pulled ahead in the Internet wars with the fastest service in Texas, now is re-inventing its TV service with the introduction of TiVo® Premiere - bringing the vast new world of broadband entertainment choices directly to its customers' TV screens.
TiVo Premiere, the world's most advanced DVR, seamlessly blends live or recorded TV, Grande On Demand and Web entertainment to find and automatically record programs based on viewers' interests. TiVo's personalized recommendations and its smart search features help consumers find what they want to watch without the drudgery of paging endlessly through an on-screen programming guide.
One of the most exciting features of the new service is its seamless integration with Grande's Internet Service, which now offers speeds over 100 Mbps. TiVo Premiere enables viewers to find and watch their favorite videos from YouTube, or TV shows and movies from Amazon Instant Video right on their TV screens. They can listen to music from Pandora or Live365 on their home theater system, and view family and friends' photos on Picasa or Photobucket. And, if they use an iPad or iPhone they can take advantage of the free TiVo App to search, explore, manage and share their favorite entertainment, all without interrupting what's playing on the television.
"With TiVo Premiere, our customers can say goodbye to channel surfing - and say hello to a much richer entertainment experience," said Grande President Matt Murphy. "With TiVo's unique ability to sift and present the most relevant TV and Internet video for each individual, our customers will always have something they'll enjoy watching with just a few clicks of their remote. We're proud to say Grande is the only service provider to offer TiVo in the Austin, San Marcos and San Antonio markets," Murphy continued.
David Sandford, Vice President, General Manager of TiVo's service provider business said, "Grande is a forward-thinking operator that recognizes the opportunity to harness its advanced broadband and television offering to deliver the broad range of content and applications consumers demand, wrapped in TiVo's intuitive user interface. We are excited to be working with Grande to bring the TiVo experience across its footprint."
TiVo Premiere is included in Grande's most popular new multi-service bundles at no extra cost. Otherwise, the cost is just $12.99 a month for Grande Digital TV customers.
For more information on TiVo Premiere, consumers may contact Grande Communications at 866-2GRANDE or online at www.mygrande.com/tivo.
About Grande Communications
Grande Communications is a Texas-based broadband communications company that offers a full suite of Internet, TV and Phone services for residential and business customers through its state-of-the-art, high-capacity, hybrid fiber-optic network. Since its launch ten years ago, Grande has offered Texans a real choice in entertainment and communications providers plus outstanding local customer and technical support. Grande proudly serves the following communities: Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Midland, Odessa, San Antonio, San Marcos and Waco.
About TiVo Inc.
Founded in 1997, TiVo Inc. (Nasdaq: TIVO - News) developed the first commercially available digital video recorder (DVR). TiVo offers the TiVo service and TiVo DVRs directly to consumers online at www.tivo.com and through third-party retailers. TiVo also distributes its technology and services through solutions tailored for cable, satellite and broadcasting companies. Since its founding, TiVo has evolved into the ultimate single solution media center by combining its patented DVR technologies and universal cable box capabilities with the ability to aggregate, search, and deliver millions of pieces of broadband, cable, and broadcast content directly to the television. An economical, one-stop-shop for in-home entertainment, TiVo's intuitive functionality and ease of use puts viewers in control by enabling them to effortlessly navigate the best digital entertainment content available through one box, with one remote, and one user interface, delivering the most dynamic user experience on the market today. TiVo also continues to weave itself into the fabric of the media industry by providing interactive advertising solutions and audience research and measurement ratings services to the television industry www.tivo.com
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