According to TiVo’s Chief Financial Officer (David Courtney), the relationship between TiVo and DirecTV remains solid.
Executives at DirecTV “have not given any indication that they expect to change course,” he told attendees at a Morgan Stanley conference in California.
This is great news for TiVo. A large percentage of new subscribers come from the DirecTV partnership. There will be some major problems if DirecTV decides to go ahead with their own DVR. I guess we’ll have to wait and see what happens.
On a side note, Courtney also mentioned the much anticipated partnership between Netflix and TiVo. Here’s what he said:
We certainly do know them…and have had discussions with them about opportunities to work together,” he said, but “there is no agreement announced.”
Based on that statement, it looks as though it might be awhile before the partnership is announced…