About this time last year, the specialist firm of Albert Fried & Company told clients that TiVo’s position in the TV market, combined with a strong offering and large potential market, make it a sound takeover target for acquirers such as Apple.
TiVo's valuation is too cheap and either the stock market or the M&A market are likely to close the gap, he said. Apple would make a good cultural fit for the company, Tullo opined.
I don't think there’s any chance that Apple will buy TiVo. However, perhaps Apple should take note of the TiVo Roamio (pictured) or TiVo Bolt (tivocom) as inspiration for an Apple TV DVR.