Good News! Tivo Isn't Going Anywhere, Just Don't Expect Any Original Programming

By Tom Pritchard on at

Fan's of Virgin Media's Tivo service can rest easy, CEO Tom Mockridge has announced that the service isn't going anywhere. This news should ease fears that owners Liberty Global will force users of the service to move to Horizon, their own TV catch-up service of choice.

Some of you may be disappointed to learn that Virgin won't following in the footsteps of competitors, like Amazon and Netflix, who have been developing their own original programming. Mockridge was quoted as saying "We carry a wider selection of channels than anyone else in the market because we are the middle guy. We would rather have a comprehensive offer and we don't see the differentiation in the programming as being critical to our future."

But Tivo could well see streaming apps being made available on the service, as Mockridge is reportedly open to deals that would make streaming apps available via Tivo boxes. After adding Netflix to Tivo last year, Virgin Media is now reportedly in talks with Amazon to give its customers access to Amazon Prime Instant Video. [TechRadar]