Feb 9, 2006 16:57 ET
In a Unique Twist on Speed Dating, TiVo Hosts Event to Help Singles Find TV Compatible Valentines
Online ‘TiVo MatchMaker Quiz’ and San Francisco Mixer to Help Singles Discover TV Compatible Matches
ALVISO, Calif., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — TiVo (NASDAQ:TIVO) , the company that has long helped subscribers find the TV programs they love, today announced an online “TiVo Matchmaker Quiz” and first ever TiVo Singles Mixer that could help Bay Area singles find true love.
On Monday, February 13, 2006, TiVo will bring together hundreds of singles for the first-ever TiVo Singles’ Mixer, a “speed dating” party that will allow singles to search the crowd to find their perfect TV compatible Valentine. The event will be held in a hip downtown San Francisco location, which will only be disclosed to guests who receive an RSVP confirmation e-mail.
The event will feature TiVo’s special version of speed dating. Attendees will wear name badges that list their favorite shows and they’ll be given a short list of other TiVo fans in attendance who share their same taste in television programs. Singles can then “fast forward” through the crowd to find their TiVo-suggested match. And guests will be given “Thumbs Up” and “Thumbs Down” stickers to privately rate their matches.
“Singles seek to find mates that have similar interests of all kinds, but sharing an interest in the same kinds of television programs can be key to the success of a long-term relationship,” said Katie Ho, vice president of Marketing at TiVo. “For the average American couple, watching television together is a daily shared experience.”
To get an invite to this exclusive speed dating affair, singles (both TiVo subscribers and non-subscribers welcome) must RSVP by taking the “TiVo Matchmaker Quiz.” Space is limited and RSVP confirmations will be sent while spaces last. The quiz consists of questions inspired by the most beloved features of the TiVo(R) service that automatically find and record the shows subscribers love most. TiVo will then make matches (“TiVo Suggestions”) based on TV interests.
For more information, visit www.tivo.com/valentines. This event is purely for entertainment purposes only. Must be 21 years or older and received a RSVP confirmation e-mail to attend.
About TiVo Inc.
Founded in 1997, TiVo pioneered a brand new category of products with the development of the first commercially available digital video recorder (DVR). Sold through leading consumer electronic retailers, TiVo has developed a brand, which resonates boldly with consumers as providing a superior television experience. Through agreements with leading satellite and cable providers, TiVo also integrates its full set of DVR service features into the set-top boxes of mass distributors. TiVo’s DVR functionality and ease of use, with such features as Season Pass(TM) recordings and WishList(R) searches, has elevated its popularity among consumers and has created a whole new way for viewers to watch television. With a continued investment in its patented technologies, TiVo is revolutionizing the way consumers watch and access home entertainment. Rapidly becoming the focal point of the digital living room, TiVo’s DVR is at the center of experiencing new forms of content on the TV, such as broadband delivered video, music and photos. With innovative features such as, TiVoToGo(TM) and online scheduling, TiVo is expanding the notion of consumers experiencing “TiVo, TV your way.” The TiVo(R) service is also at the forefront of providing innovative marketing solutions for the television industry, including a unique platform for advertisers and audience measurement research. The company is based in Alviso, Calif.
NOTE: TiVo, Series2, WishList, Season Pass, TiVoToGo and the TiVo Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of TiVo Inc.’s subsidiaries worldwide. All rights reserved.
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