Taiwan market: Eastern Multimedia signs TiVo deal

Eastern Multimedia (EMC), a leading MSO (multi-system operator of cable TV services) in Taiwan, and TGC, the Asia marketing agent for TiVo DVRs (digital video recorders), on November 30 announced an agreement to offer combined cable modem Internet-access and TV recording services in Taiwan.

So, this sounds like a marketing bundle. You get a TGC TiVo box and a cable modem. But this is interesting:

For a fixed monthly rate of NT$899 (US$28), customers can use TiVo DVRs to surf the Internet at a bandwidth of 2Mbps and record TV programs, according to EMC.

The way that is phrased, it sounds like you ‘surf the Internet’ using the TiVo – which would mean a browser built into the TiVo. But that seems unlikely. I think it is more likely that you use your PC to surf, and just pay one price for the cable modem and TiVo bundle.

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