TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), the creator of and leader in television services for digital video recorders (DVR), today announced that it has signed CBS Interactive to deliver original programming created for the Web directly to television through the TiVoCast service. Additionally, TiVo signed on a list of other partners to deliver broadband content to the television including Reuters, Forbes, dLife, Plum TV and Nano. Launched earlier this year, the TiVoCast service brings a whole new line-up of content to the television by offering broadband video previously found only on the Web and not widely available on TV.
Some of the new TiVoCast content sounds interesting, at least something I’ll check out to see if I want to keep watching. But I still would like to see some ‘real’ content – TV show episodes, feature films, etc. And, personally, I’d love to see The Anime Network on TiVo. It seems like a perfect match – it is already primarily an OnDemand channel on most cable systems & Dish Network, and just last week they launched a version for Sprint Mobile subscribers to watch on their phones. And recently the competing FUNimation Channel has started up with a similar model.