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Virgin Media doubles TiVo numbers; in talks with Lovefilm and Netflix

Virgin Media TiVo

Virgin Media has revealed that it's in talks with Lovefilm and Netflix to add streaming subscription movie services to its TiVo service.

The service, which already offers on-demand programming and recommendations, could soon be adding a subscription movie service, too, reports Bloomberg.

Virgin Media announced its first annual profit, of £75.9m, this morning, helped by a doubling in the number of customers with TiVo during Q4 of 2011.

There are now 435,000 TiVo customers, representing 12% of Virgin Media's television users.

The increase in TiVo users helped Virgin Media surpass 1 billion on-demand programme views in 2011, up 14% on the previous year.

133,000 new and existing customers also moved to the company's superfast broadband, helping overall revenue to increase 3% to £3.992 billion for 2011.

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Joe Cox

Joe is Content Director for Specialist Tech at Future and was previously the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across print and online for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung, reported from CES, the Bristol Show and Munich High End for many years, and provided comment for sites such as the BBC and the Guardian. In his spare time he enjoys mixing vinyl and cycling.