Cloud DVR Wanted

Parks Associates found that nearly half of the US pay-TV subs are interested in cloud DVR service, especially the recording capacity, following the Supreme Court’s ruling against Aereo. The court case left licensing for cloud DVR rights largely unaffected, allowing pay-TV ops to move forward with DVR development and implementation, said the research firm’s analyst Glenn Hower. For example, Comcast recently launched in Atlanta its X1 DVR service, which among other capabilities lets subs access DVR recordings on their mobile devices. More than 40% of broadband houses in the US have adopted DVR technology, according to Parks.

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