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President and CEO
Tom Rogers, a well-rounded media executive, has had his work cut out for him at TiVo, the iconic but often-struggling pioneer and leader in the digital video-recorder market. Before coming to TiVo, Mr. Rogers was chairman and CEO of Primedia, which pub- lishes 200 magazines, operates more than 400 Web sites and runs a wide range of television and video businesses. Previous to that, he was president of NBC Cable and executive vice president at NBC, as well as its chief strategist. While there, Mr. Rogers helped found the CNBC business cable channel and established the NBC/Microsoft cable channel and Internet joint venture, MSNBC. He also worked in politics, as senior counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives' Telecommunications, Consumer Protection and Finance Subcommittee, and has previously worked as a Wall Street lawyer.
Posts With Tom Rogers
Analysts were expecting bad news out of TiVo’s third-quarter results today, and the company delivered. Citing higher operating expenses, the DVR pioneer posted a loss of of $20.6 million, or 18 cents a share (three times the loss of a year ago), on revenue of $41.3 million. Consensus estimates were looking for a loss of 17 cents a share on $41.4 million in revenue. CEO Tom Rogers said the company’s distribution deals will start paying off in subscriber growth eventually, but for now, the fourth-quarter forecast was for more of the same.