JB Hi-Fi gets TiVo

By Patrick Avenell

JB Hi-Fi has signed up with Hybrid Television Services, the supplier of TiVo, to distribute the electronic television recorder. The device was originally sold exclusively through Harvey Norman stores.

Talking about this announcement is JB Hi-Fi chief executive officer, Richard Uechtritz.

“Australian consumers today are quite savvy and willing to invest in digital devices that will stay relevant over time as well as bring ongoing services and benefits,” said Uechtritz. “We believe the TiVo media device will achieve this.”

And welcoming JB Hi-Fi into the fold is Hybrid Television Services chief executive officer, Robbee Minicola.

“We are pleased to welcome JB Hi-Fi into the fold of retailers for our all-important first year of Christmas trading,” said Minicola.

Hybrid Television Services also released a statement today briefly mentioning that Clive Anthony’s store will also stock TiVo. The RRP for this device is retained at $699.

In related news, Hybrid Television Services has a new CEO. You can read more about that here.

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