Rupert Murdoch Walked Away From TiVo Buyout Last Year

One of the interesting things to come out of D6 is the new that Rupert Murdoch was in negotiations to buy TiVo last year, but walked away due to the price being too high. The news was casually dropped by Murdoch during his interview at the conference. Give the deals TiVo has announced over the past year, Murdoch may well be regretting the decision to walk away. This may not be as interesting as the news that TiVo is developing a ‘whole-home’ DVR, but I thought it was an interesting tidbit, things that might have been.

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  • Gryphon

    Boy! That would have brought a whole new depth to the pejorative sense of the verb to suck.

  • jonathan lundberry

    I think that it isn’t just the partnerships they won the thing with Echostar. I do think that if they get the S4 OCAP box running and it plays nice with the S3/THD that they will have probably the best whole house entertainment platform on the market. You have to know that more than likely they are going to try something with Crestron too for this whole home system. They have that partnership already. I think that it goes far beyond just adding some control functionality to the systems. I think that this might be a low end entrance for crestron into the general home market not just high end installs. But I very well could be wrong