Shift happens!

Ciciora, Walter S.
June 2006
CED;Jun2006, Vol. 32 Issue 6, p62
Trade Publication
The article discusses certain issues related to shift in the cable television industry. Time shifting is there with VCRs and then with TiVo and other digital video recorders. Place shifting is there with laptops, personal digital assistants (PDAs), iPods and other portable devices. Video that is intended for cell phones and PDAs can be limited to a low resolution because of the small size of the screen. The cell phone can switch from Bluetooth linking the in-home wireline to VoIP access on Wi-Fi or can use the cellular network. It is important on the part of the cable industry to figure out how to maximize the opportunity and minimize the threat as shift happens.


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