Telecom Broadband will be unmetered for TiVo content & updates.

By tonyhughes Hughes, in , posted: 17-Sep-2009 13:04

Excellent news from Telecom - announcing that Telecom Broadband customers will get all internet-based TiVo content at no extra cost over and above their broadband plan, and it will not come off their plan allowance.

Telecom broadband will enable TiVo entertainment downloads with no impact on customers’ monthly data allowance
17 September 2009 - Telecom and Hybrid Television Services, the exclusive licensee of TiVo® products in Australia and New Zealand, today announced a partnership that will see TiVo delivering unmetered entertainment to NZ living rooms from November.
The deal will provide Telecom broadband customers with the ability to download movies and shows to their TV with no impact to their monthly broadband data allowance as well as access to all of the Freeview|HD® channels.
The TiVo media device allows viewers to pause and rewind live TV, record every episode in a series with the Season Pass feature, auto record favourite actors using the WishList search and provide a safe viewing environment for their children with TiVo KidZone.
Telecom broadband will also unmeter games and information services as well as the 14-day on-screen guide and software updates within the TiVo.
Alan Gourdie, CEO Telecom Retail: “TiVo represents a revolution in the way Kiwis watch television, this new entertainment service allows the freedom to watch what you want, when you want and enjoy top rated movies on the television without impacting your monthly broadband data allowance.
“We are delighted to add this world class entertainment device to New Zealand’s most popular broadband service; which already provides customers services such as Yahoo!Xtra Pro Mail, a comprehensive security suite and photo manager Flickr Pro all at no additional cost,” says Mr Gourdie.
Robbee Minicola, CEO of Hybrid TV: “The partnership between Hybrid TV and Telecom is an outstanding result for the consumer. We are very pleased to have New Zealand’s largest telecommunication provider support our efforts in supplying unmetered broadband entertainment to the TiVo media device.
“In addition to getting the best of free-to-air digital TV, Telecom customers will have access to broadband entertainment which they will only pay for what they view instead of paying monthly subscription fees.
“When we announced our plans to launch in NZ back in March of this year we were greeted with a high level of interest. We are confident that New Zealanders will enjoy the entertainment choices, convenience, and value we will provide just in time for Christmas shopping,” said Ms Minicola.
At launch the TiVo Media Device plus the Wireless Adaptor will be sold as a bundle for $920.00 (incl. GST) from Telecom retail stores, customer service channels at 123 and online at www.telecom.co.nz/mytivo
Telecom will also offer a deferred payment option of 24 monthly payments of $30 plus an upfront initial payment of $200 (incl GST) which is placed on your Telecom phone bill. This payment option will only be available to Telecom Broadband customers.


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Comment by Anonymous Geek!, on 17-Sep-2009 14:21

I am so pumped for the launch in NZ! I work night shifts and that means I usually miss all of my favorite shows, SO frustrating! I will definitely be one of the first to put one of these in my lounge room. I think the term the Aussies use is 'Prime time, anytime'. Brilliant concept- though I must say, about time! It will be a bit of a pain switching over to Telecom, but I guess it's worth it if it means my usage is not metered. 9/10


Comment by Anonymous Geek!, on 17-Sep-2009 14:22

I am so pumped for the launch in NZ! I work night shifts and that means I usually miss all of my favorite shows, SO frustrating! I will definitely be one of the first to put one of these in my lounge room. I think the term the Aussies use is 'Prime time, anytime'. Brilliant concept- though I must say, about time! It will be a bit of a pain switching over to Telecom, but I guess it's worth it if it means my usage is not metered. 9/10


Comment by nate, on 17-Sep-2009 14:36

Considering Telecom is the largest ISP in the country, it's a great move from them, and probably something to help others swap to them.

Will also be interesting to see what programs will be licensed for download with TiVo.


Comment by Athlonite, on 20-Sep-2009 15:11

bollocks why should i be forced to change ISP's to one that i'd have to pay more to get what i am now or pay the same and get less. Why cant they make tivo just happen if you have a telecom land line. As far as i can see it's just another way for telecom to lock you into an broadband account whether you like it or not, and I for one will not be buying one if this is the case.


Comment by daniel, on 21-Sep-2009 12:29

ha ha win for teleom shame athlonite dont be so cheap


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