ST. LOUIS, Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) - Kevin L. of Fort Worth, TX has been part of a Charter Communications TiVo® Premiere trial for the last few months. How was his experience? "Incredible," he said. "It's everything –TV, Internet, Charter On Demand, iPhone®, iPad® and more – all rolled into one awesome technology." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110526/AQ10195LOGO) Charter Communications and TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO) today announced the launch of Charter's whole-home solution powered by TiVo Premiere, now available to its customers in Texas. Charter will deploy TiVo Premiere across its footprint in the first half of 2012. TiVo Premiere from Charter seamlessly blends traditional television channels with Internet-delivered video and interactive applications from Charter On Demand as well as Pandora®, YouTube® and more, all packaged in TiVo's easy-to-use, elegant user interface. In addition to the robust entertainment library, customers can also take advantage of a whole-home video solution allowing them to begin a recording in one room, pause and pick it up from a TiVo Premiere device in another room. "The innovative technology that Charter enables has a profound impact on the sharing of information and enjoyment of entertainment," said Rich DiGeronimo, Charter Senior Vice President, Product and Strategy. "We're now providing customers more content options on the device they choose. TiVo Premiere further enhances the customer's overall experience by offering even more control, in addition to seamless access to Charter's deep On Demand library, within an elegant TiVo user interface." "Charter sought to remain competitive in a rapidly changing pay-TV market with an abundance of choices, and turned to TiVo because of our superior user interface and reputation as the leading provider of these offerings," said David Sandford, Vice President and General Manager of TiVo's Service Provider Business. "With today's launch, Charter's customers can now engage with traditional television, broadband-delivered content and video on demand in a package unlike anything they've had access to before, and view this through a whole-home-capable solution, enabling a truly first-class television viewing experience." TiVo Premiere from Charter, an attractive, easy-to-navigate experience, enables customers to automatically record favorite shows each week with Season Pass® recordings. In addition, WishList® searches will find and record programs based on customer-specified interests.
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