Davis Freeberg has a long and informative account of a keynote at Streaming Media West 2006 by Evan Young, TiVo's director of broadband services. The article also has a video of the address. He writes:
... After viewing his presentation, if there was one impression I was left with, it was the importance that broadband distribution will play to TiVo’s future. In the past there have been a lot of gate keepers that have prevented independent producers from bringing their content to television viewers and whether it was the cable companies, the Hollywood studios or the film distribution networks, the web now threatens to end the monopoly that they’ve held on television. While the internet has served as a great democratizer for publishers, it still can’t match the large scale distribution power of television and with their broadband strategy in hand, TiVo hopes to make a direct assault on the 22 minute half hour and 44 minute hour that that big media providers have built their businesses around. ...
Link: Zatz Not Funny!
See also Dave Zatz, TiVo Unveils Broadband Video Delivery Strategy. Link: Zatz Not Funny!
And also Shelly Palmer, TiVo says, "It's Time to Watch the Web." Link: Emmy Advanced Media. --Dennis