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AOLTV(America OnLine TV) An earlier Internet TV service from AOL that provided access via a phone line or through the DirecTV satellite from Hughes Electronics. Versions of the AOLTV set-top boxes also included the TiVo technology for digitally recording TV programs. Debuting in 2000, AOLTV was discontinued in 2002. See DVR and MSN TV.
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With an AOLTV
box hooked to a set, viewers will be able to send emails or instant messages by remote control while watching their favorite show.
Only a tiny number of AOL's almost 30 million subscribers need to sign up for AOLTV
to overtake the number of WebTV users.
ITV buzz: AOLTV
has positioned itself to compete with Microsoft's much derided WebTV, a move that is possible because of AOL's enormous existing consumer base and a deal to offer TiVo services alongside AOL's interactive channels.
The company has already bowed interactive TV service AOLTV
, which features e-mail, chats and e-commerce on TV via cable settop boxes.
The three-year deal will make TiVo a programming partner in AOUs new AOLTV
enhanced TV service.