It's official: Netflix, TiVo to Develop Internet Movie Product. I talked about this at length back when the Newsweek article came out, but in the past month or so of silence from both sides, I had a sinking feeling that maybe the rumors in Newsweek weren't true. It's great to hear word that this deal is really going to happen and make a lot of Netflix and TiVo customers happy.
Some have speculated that this deal would never happen, due in part to Netflix not having the rights to sell streaming movies, but a few weeks ago they scored a deal with Warner Brothers Studios for the rights. Hopefully the other studios will join them and let Netflix offer their full catalog to TiVo owners.