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Virgin Media is to launch a new TiVo set-top box for its broadband and TV bundle subscribers, it has been announced.

The broadband provider, which offers subscription and on-demand TV services, plans to launch the second-generation unit in mid-May.

Virgin Media is rolling out the 500GB TiVo unit - which will, like its predecessor, contain three tuners and a built-in modem - in a bid to boost uptake across its customer base.

Unlike the current 1TB box, which is only available to top-tier XL subscribers, the new 500GB unit will be available to all Virgin Media TV subscribers for a one-off fee of £49.95.

Despite offering roughly half the storage space of the original model, it will still be capable of recording up to 250 hours of TV content.

Like the original TiVo set-top box, the product is to be manufactured by networking and communications giant Cisco.

Earlier this week, Virgin Media announced that its TV customers will soon be able to tune into Sky Arts 1 HD and Sky Arts 2 HD.

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