Mar 13, 2006 15:28 ET
TiVo(R) and Partners to Announce Major New Component of KidZone
Making it Even Easier for Parents to Choose the Right Television Programming
for their Kids
Less than two weeks after unveiling TiVo KidZone, a personalized TV area where children can find programming deemed appropriate by their parents, TiVo will announce a major new component in a news conference and technology demonstration in Washington, DC. With TiVo KidZone, parents can use ratings and recommendations from a selection of national family media groups — as well as their own judgments — to provide the best television programming for their children while excluding content they deem inappropriate. This new component will make TiVo KidZone even more useful and easy to use for parents.
When: 10:00 AM, Tuesday, March 14th
Where: Washington Court Hotel, Ashlawn Room
525 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Who: Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), House Telecommunications and the
Internet Subcommittee of the House Commerce & Energy Committee
Tom Rogers, President and CEO, TiVo
Claire Green, President, Parents’ Choice Foundation
Melissa Caldwell, Senior Director of Programs, Parents Television
This new component will enhance TiVo KidZone to help parents select the best programming on television for their children. TiVo KidZone offers a first-of-its-kind solution, providing parents with expert guidance and easy set-up to help them discover and select the television programming that is most appropriate for their family based on the individual needs of their household.
Rather than relying solely on industry ratings, TiVo KidZone empowers parents to set their own standards via TiVo’s easy-to-use user interface and smart technology. In order to help parents make these decisions, TiVo KidZone also includes recommendations from leading family media reviewers, which parents can accept in full or in part in addition to their own selections. This is all in addition to the standard ratings, which remain available.
As part of the offering, children will have their own space within the TiVo interface to enjoy their favorite shows deemed appropriate by their parents, and the parents get a password-protected place to make the decisions about what’s best for their children to watch, without having to give up their own favorite programs.
Contact: Amy Weiss, 202-203-0448
Debra DeShong, 202-528-4214
PRNewswire — March 13
Web site: http://www.tivo.com/