TiVo Joins The Contract Bandwagon
from the you-used-to-be-so-cool-man dept
Right after the brouhaha over forced deletions, word has gotten around that TiVo began locking users in to one-year contract with early-termination fees this month, joining the ranks of cell phone operators and others that feel their service isn’t strong enough to retain customers on its own. Is TiVo getting desperate? It’s made some questionable calls over the last several months, like the forced deletions issue and instituting pop-up ads, and seems to be willing to throw anything at its users, like interactive ads, targeted ads and updating old ads. How long before they start charging to skip commercials?