Looks like I may be able to keep my TiVo working in Australia after October, using a croud-sourced alternative
Electronic Program Guide (EPG).
The TiVo Personal Video Recorder (PVR) service is shutting down in Australia, 31 October 2017. As an owner of a Series 3 TiVo I have been offered $100 off the price of a Fetch TV box. However, the reviews I have read of the Fetch have been mixed: in particular TiVo users miss some of the features they are accustomed to.
The actual TiVo hardware will continue to work after October, the problem is the lack of an EPG. There was a grass roots movement OzTiVo, which provided an alternative EPG for older Series 1 TiVos (which were never officially supported in Australia). There is discussion on Whirlpool of supporting Series TiVos, after October 2017.
The approach Darren King suggests, is to register for the TiVo swap-out, but not hand over your TiVo until late October, to see if the grass roots project is a success.