TiVo Exec: Mac Compatibility Unlikely

Digital video recorder maker TiVo, Inc. has no plans to develope its technology to integrate with the Macintosh, chief financial officer David Courtney told the The Daily Pensylvanian Wednesday.

While speaking at the University of Pennsylvania Wednesday, Mr. Courtney said that the company had no immediate plans to offer a version of its TiVoToGo software for Mac OS X.

"We havenit committed to any plans (for integration) to it because of the cost," Courtney said. "Unless we find a way to record it under the current platform, and I donit think that will happen in the next few years."

There has been heavy speculation in the past few months that a deal to either partner or merge with Apple Computer could be in the offing. In February, shares of TiVo rose based on the speculation.