Radio: TiVo's New Search
At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this month, DVR vendor/service provider, TiVo, unveiled a redesigned version of its platform's search functionality. According to the company, the new TiVo Search offers improved search results; enables users to discover "millions of pieces" of on-demand broadband video from such sources as YouTube and Amazon Video on Demand; takes advantage of the extra screen real estate provided by HDTV sets to show more details about highlighted programs than before, eliminating the need to dig down into each program listing; offers a new discovery bar that gives a quick guide to relevant content; facilitates discovery of HD content by automatically recommending HDTV channels and episodes, whenever users schedule a program to record; displays the most popular search results of the day automatically, even when users type only a single letter; allows searches to be conducted not just with the first word of a title, but with any word; allows users to browse shows season-by-season; and more. (Note: in a press release announcing the revamped search functionality, TiVo president and CEO, Tom Rogers, described it as "doing for the TV...what Google did for the Internet...bringing people a combination of excellent search results and innovative discovery that can't be found anywhere else.")
In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," TiVo's director of product marketing, Bob "Pony" Poniatowski, provides an overview of the new TiVo Search and explains the company's goals for the service.
To listen to the show, click here.