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Suddenlink Launches TiVo Premiere in First Two Markets: Lubbock and Midland, Texas

Company Release - 12/16/2010 9:00 AM ET

Combines Award-Winning Content, "Search and Record" Features, Access to Web Video

ST. LOUIS, MO and ALVISO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 12/16/10 -- Suddenlink, the seventh largest cable operator in the United States, and TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), a leader in advanced television services including digital video recorders (DVRs), today announced the launch of the TiVo® Premiere DVR from Suddenlink in Lubbock and Midland, Texas. This new service brings Suddenlink customers in those communities a unique set of advanced viewing features.

The TiVo Premiere combines Suddenlink's service with TiVo's best-in-class user interface to offer access to thousands of hours of entertainment choices, including content from Suddenlink's video-on-demand (VOD) library and the Web, all accessible through TiVo's advanced search and discovery features. Suddenlink is the only multichannel TV service provider in these communities to offer TiVo Premiere.

"We chose to partner with TiVo because of its award-winning user experience, reputation for innovation, and ability to help us launch quickly," said Jerry Kent, Suddenlink's Chairman and CEO. "We will roll out the TiVo Premiere solution to our customers in Lubbock and Midland, first, and plan to expand to additional markets in 2011."

"TiVo and Suddenlink share a common goal: to deliver a unique product that offers customers the only cable solution that combines linear channels, cable video on demand and Web entertainment all in one device," said Tom Rogers, President and CEO of TiVo. "We applaud Suddenlink for its leadership and for offering its customers an unprecedented range of content, applications, and features unmatched by the competition."

The TiVo Premiere from Suddenlink includes the following features:

  • VOD and Music Library: Offers access to thousands of hours of video from Suddenlink's VOD library, including 500 high-definition titles, as well as broadband content options such as YouTube™, Pandora and more.
  • Integrated search: Instantly scans across all channels and sources, including TV, VOD, and available online content, to help find what customers want to watch.
  • Web applications: Allows customers to access local news, sports and weather, as well as Facebook and Twitter™ updates, right from the TV.
  • Automatic recordings: Records favorite shows each week with Season Pass® recordings on the TiVo Premiere. In addition, WishList® searches will find and record suggested programs based on customer interests.
  • Remote scheduling: Search and schedule recordings from the Web or from a mobile phone.
  • TiVoToGo™ transfers: Transfer photos and movies from a personal computer to the TiVo Premiere, for viewing on the TV set; or from the TiVo Premiere to a laptop, media device, or smart phone, for viewing outside the home.*
  • Multi-room viewing: Record a show on one TiVo Premiere and watch it on another in the same home.*
  • Control live TV: Allows pause, rewind, slow-motion, and instant replay functions from live TV.
  • Content storage: Records up to 45 hours of high-definition (HD) programming or up to 400 hours of standard-definition programming -- equivalent to more than 16 days of content.
  • Full HD support: Offers full support for 1080p and 1080i HD formats.

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*Only video programming without copy restrictions may be transferred using multi-room viewing or TiVoToGo.

Suddenlink ( is the seventh largest cable operator in the United States, supporting the information, communication and entertainment demands of approximately 1.3 million residential customers and thousands of commercial customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia and elsewhere. Suddenlink simplifies its customers' lives through one call for support, one connection, and one bill for TV, Internet, phone and other services.

TiVo Inc.(NASDAQ: TIVO), founded in 1997, developed the first commercially available digital video recorder (DVR). TiVo offers the TiVo service and TiVo DVRs directly to consumers online at 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.

TiVo, the TiVo Logo, Season Pass, WishList, and TiVoToGo are trademarks or registered trademarks of TiVo Inc. or its subsidiaries worldwide. © 2010 TiVo Inc. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Source: TiVo