Feb 13, 2006 09:38 ET
TiVo Singles Say Lost Is Show They Hope to Find a Valentine to Share at TiVo Version of Speed Dating Event
“Want To Go Back To My Place and Watch Programs on Neurolinguistic Programming?” May be Most Challenging Pickup Line of the Night
ALVISO, Calif., Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Singles who RSVP’d to attend the first-ever TiVo version of a speed dating event tonight on Valentine’s Eve say ABC’s Lost is the television program they most want to share with a special match. And one anonymous single, who chose television that focused on “neurolinguistic programming,” may be destined to go home alone.
“The beauty of the TiVo service is that whatever your personal favorite, whether it is a ratings leader like Lost or something a little more esoteric, TiVo can find the shows you love most and make sure you never miss them,” said Katie Ho, vice president of consumer marketing at TiVo. “And tonight, hundreds of singles are going to be wearing their television program interests close to the heart in hopes of finding another single with similar television interests.”
Tonight several hundred singles who RSVP’d to a special invite from TiVo will gather in San Francisco for this first-ever TiVo singles mixer. Every guest in attendance will receive a name badge that displays their favorite shows and top interests, and then they’ll work through the crowd of other singles hoping to find a compatible TV match to be their special Valentine. Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Diego, Seattle, and Washington D.C. and last but not least, Valentine, Nebraska, are among the candidates that TiVo will consider bringing TiVo matchmaking to next year.
Each of the singles attending the evening’s festivities completed an online TiVo Matchmaker Quiz, which queried them on their favorite television programs and key terms they would enter as a WishList(R) search, an exclusive TiVo service feature that searches through all of your television programming choices and records programs that match those interests. Other popular actors that singles said would make perfect TiVo WishList searches included actor Cary Grant and Johnny Depp. Other popular interests included a variety of outdoor sports, independent musical artists, plus traveling and travel destinations.
The top five television shows TiVo singles said they’d most like to share include Lost, Grey’s Anatomy, 24, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and one of the three CSI programs.
Guests at tonight’s event will have the opportunity to possibly find a TV mate for life. But they’ll also have a chance to win one of 14 TiVo Series2(TM) boxes that will be given away during the festivities. For more information about the TiVo service and tonight’s event, please visit www.tivo.com.
About TiVo Inc.
Founded in 1997, TiVo (NASDAQ: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) transfers and online scheduling, TiVo is expanding the notion of consumers experiencing “TiVo, TV your way.(R)” 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.
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