Will Cisco Buy TiVo?
Who’s on Cisco’s shopping list? | CNET News.com Lest you think that blogs are the only ones speculating on aquisition rumors these days, an article at CNET is speculating that Cisco *might* be targeting TiVo for a partnership.
“According to a source familiar with Cisco and TiVo, there’s a “potential for an interesting partnership” to emerge between the two companies. TiVo, the source said, has held discussions with many potential partners.
There’s no indication that Cisco is looking to buy TiVo, and details regarding a potential partnership are scanty. But Cisco’s recent acquisitions do suggest how serious the company is about becoming a major presence in the living room, and TiVo carries weight as a well-known consumer DVR brand. At the same time, Cisco could help TiVo regain the distribution clout it lost when satellite TV provider DirecTV said it was walking away from a longtime partnership with TiVo.
Representatives from both Cisco and TiVo said they would not comment on rumors.”