Hybrid TV, the Australia and New Zealand arm of TiVo, has announced that from today they will launch a new podcast service. The service goes live with breakfast and drive time podcasts from both Nova and Vega radio stations nationally, through a deal struck between Hybrid TV and dmg Radio Australia back in December 2008.
From Monday 18th May, all TiVo users in Australia will automatically receive the new service on their TiVo media device at no additional fee. This new service provides highlights of all seven Nova and Vega regional breakfast and drive time shows updated on a daily basis. Podcasts will stream “on demand”, which means they start playing immediately on the TiVo without any need to download the content. Broadband data usage for the service varies between 1 and 30MB, depending on the length of the podcast and the listening time. Customers who have an internet service with Hybrid TV’s unmetered partners. Internode or Primus (from 1 June), will be able to stream the podcasts without incurring any additional data charges with their ISP.