TiVo to get Blockbuster's streams
TiVo announced this morning that it has inked a deal with Blockbuster to bring the company's streaming online rental service to broadband-connected Series2, Series3, TiVO HD, and HD XL set top boxes.
Blockbuster's OnDemand service will reside alongside Netflix on Demand, Amazon Video on Demand, CinemaNow and Jaman, undoubtedly making TiVo the strongest supporter of the streaming on demand model today.
As a part of the agreement between the companies, TiVo hardware will be sold in Blockbuster's retail stores and on Blockbuster.com, though the video store's current state seems to add little long-term value to this end of the deal.
The functionality will be rolled out in the second half of 2009.