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TiVo is a DVR developed and released in 1999 in the United States by Jim Barton and Mike Ramsay’s Teleworld Corporation (later renamed TiVo Inc.). The core function of a TiVo DVR is to record linear television content onto an internal hard drive, which enables users to playback (or time-shift) content whenever or however they choose. Distinct from the VCR, a TiVo DVR stores content in a digital format and allows users to pause and replay live television. TiVo users record this material through an electronic program guide, a feature designed to make recording simpler.

Characterized by personalization and interconnectivity, TiVo facilitated a shift from a one-way mass media model largely controlled by media companies to a two-way interactive model, which granted greater content selection control ...

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