According to the Herald Sun the long-awaited Australian launch of TiVo by Seven Network will come ‘next month’. This isn’t too surprising as Seven as repeatedly said they will launch TiVo service before the Olympics, to which they hold the Australian broadcast rights, and they do need to get the boxes to customers in advance of the broadcasts. On another forum I recently said that if they didn’t launch by mid-July, then it would be time to worry.
The Herald Sun predicts that the TiVo is expected to sell for around AUD$700, which is rather more than the AUD$500 predicted by the Sydney Morning Herald last month. However, both papers predict that there will be no monthly subscription fees. The Sun reports that final pricing and plans will be announced this week,