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TiVo and Virgin Media Unveil Interactive iPad Companion App for Virgin Media: TiVo Service

Company Release - 9/8/2011 9:16 AM ET

Upcoming Major Software Release Expands Virgin Media TiVo Capabilities

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - September 8, 2011) - TiVo Inc.
(NASDAQ: TIVO), a leader in advanced television services and personal video
recorders (PVRs), and Virgin Media Inc. (NASDAQ: VMED) (LSE: VMED), the UK's
leading digital entertainment provider, today announced details of a key new
feature coming to their next-generation connected TV offering which will allow
customers to take control of the TiVo powered service through a cutting-edge
iPad companion app. The feature will be made available as part of the first
major software update for the system and is designed to build on the user
experience of the award-winning service. Virgin Media plans to roll-out the
software update, which will feature the companion app as well as other new
features to be announced, in the coming months.

The TiVo companion app will allow Virgin Media customers to use their Apple
iPads to interact directly with their TiVo service and extend their viewing
experience beyond the remote control. After installing the free TiVo companion
app, users can interact with the elegant, intuitive TiVo user interface directly
on their iPads to search across Virgin Media's content, including the TV Guide
and thousands of hours of content available through its video on demand library,
without interrupting what they are already watching on TV. With just a couple of
swipes on the iPad user can immediately and seamlessly begin viewing the content
they have discovered via their TiVo app right on their TV.

Cindy Rose, executive director of digital entertainment at Virgin Media, said,
"The way viewers watch television is changing faster than ever. Partnering with
TiVo has helped us develop the most advanced and flexible TV system in the UK
ensuring our customers are able to enjoy the best connected television offering
available in the market today. In less than a year since launch we are already
building new features to offer our customers more ways to enjoy their service
with an unprecedented user experience, and maintaining our position at forefront
of technological innovation in TV. The companion app and other forthcoming
enhancements we are working on form part of our long term strategy to deliver
the most dynamic and user friendly multi-screen entertainment experience in the

Since its launch in December 2010, the Virgin Media: TiVo service has been
heralded by mainstream media(1) as 'the most sophisticated piece of hardware you
can connect to your television.' Users of the product are able to enjoy a host
of content ranging from hundreds of traditional television channels to a myriad
of content streamed directly from the online sources via BBC iPlayer and YouTube
through its built-in broadband connection as well as Virgin Media's vast video
on demand library all seamlessly folded into TiVo's award-wining user interface
with its easy-to-navigate search and discovery functionality.

Joshua Danovitz, VP & General Manager, International, TiVo Inc., said, "Virgin
Media is a partner that recognizes where the future of television is headed.
Through working with TiVo, Virgin Media has quickly implemented an award-winning
user interface with TV's most innovative features and functionality, available
anywhere in the U.K. With the initial rollout of Virgin Media: TiVo Service
underway, it is already driving more measurable user satisfaction than any other
hybrid television experience in the UK further demonstrating that TiVo continues
to be the best way to watch television, bar none."

TiVo and Virgin Media made this announcement during the 2011 IBC Conference
which runs from September 8-13 in Amsterdam.

(1) The Sunday Times - March 13, 2011

About TiVo Inc.
Founded in 1997, TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ:TIVO) 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 and the TiVo Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of TiVo Inc. or
its subsidiaries worldwide. © 2011 TiVo Inc. All rights reserved. All other
trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About Virgin Media
Virgin Media is the first provider of all four broadband, TV, mobile phone and
home phone services in the UK.

The company delivers ultrafast broadband connections to over half of all UK
homes, with speeds of up to 100Mb, and is expanding this cable network -- the
result of a multi-billion pound investment -- to reach thousands more people
across the country.

Virgin Media has developed the most advanced interactive television service,
bringing together broadcast TV, thousands of hours of on demand programming and
the best of the web in a single set-top box powered by TiVo. The company was the
first to offer HD TV and 3D on demand to millions of UK households.

Virgin Media also operates the most popular virtual mobile network in the UK
which, when launched, was the world's first such mobile phone service. It is
also one of the largest fixed-line home phone providers in the country.

Virgin Media Inc. is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market and the London Stock
Exchange (VMED).

For more information, go to

Erik Milster
For TiVo Inc.
(212) 446-1866

Ashley Scott
For Virgin Media
+44 207 909 3285

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