TiVo and RealNetworks hosted a shindig in NYC last night to help launch their partnership in bringing Rhapsody to TiVo. I guess my invitation got lost in the mail, but Dave Zatz got his and he attended the party. There were the expected presentations, themed drinks, product demos, etc. And Chris Harrison, TiVo’s new spokesperson, served as the MC. Nice to hear he personifies TiVo as “a whore”, that’s a great spokesperson right there. Dave did manage to pick up some info:
A few interesting nuggets I dug up while quizzing Jim Denney [VP, TiVo] and Robert Williams (VP, Real):
* Reconfirmed TiVoToGo and Multi-Room Viewing for Series3/TiVo HD are still on tap for November. (JD)
* Official eSATA support coming very soon. No one would spill the beans on the possibility of TiVo-branded drives. (JD)
* No bundled Rhapsody/TiVo service discount at this time due to â€œeconomics of music.â€ (RW)
* Periodic updates of Rhapsody on TiVo application/service planned. (RW)
Check out his post for more as well as some pics from the shindig.
Maybe someday I’ll get invited to the ball. *sniff*