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TiVo to exit Australian market

TivoTiVo is due to exit the Australian market after its licence there expires on October 31.

In a statement on the TiVo Australia website, TiVo said “it’s been a delight serving Australia over the past nine years, but all good things must come to an end.”

TiVo said it will cease to operate the TiVo Service, which delivers electronic programming guide data to viewers’ TiVo devices.

“Without it, there will be no electronic programming guide and TiVo recording features such as Season Pass and WishList will stop working,” said the company.

TiVo is now running ‘swap out’ for Australian customers, who can register online to get A$100 (€72) off a Fetch Mighty device to replace their TiVo box. This will mean customers can pay A$299 for the device, instead of the usual A$399.

“The TiVo Swap Out offer expires on 31 October 2017 and is only open to TiVo devices which have connected to the TiVo service in the 6 months prior to 1 March 2017,” said TiVo.

The Fetch Mighty is a four tuner DVR that also offers access to apps like Netflix and Stan. Viewers can also add more than 40 premium channels in the Ultimate Pack for A$20 per-month.