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TiVo Builds War Chest

TiVo Inc. announced that it plans to offer $120 million of convertible senior notes (due 2016) in a private offering.

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Unedited press release follows:

TiVo Announces Proposed Private Offering of $120 Million Convertible Senior Notes

ALVISO, CA–(March 8, 2011) – TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO) announced today that it intends to offer, subject to market and other conditions, of $120 million aggregate principal amount of Convertible Senior Notes due 2016 in a private offering. The notes will be offered only to qualified institutional buyers in reliance on Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. TiVo also expects to grant the initial purchaser of the notes an over-allotment option to purchase up to an additional $18 million aggregate principal amount of notes.

The notes will be convertible, at the option of the holders, into shares of TiVo’s common stock. The interest rate, conversion rate and offering price are to be determined by negotiations between TiVo and the initial purchaser of the notes.

TiVo intends to use the net proceeds from the sale of the notes to fund intellectual property litigation and research and development spending and for general corporate purposes, which may include funding sales and marketing expenses, increasing working capital, making capital expenditures and potentially for strategic acquisitions.

This announcement is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation to buy any of these securities and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful.

The notes and any common stock issuable upon conversion of the notes have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or under any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.