placeshifting


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placeshifting

To watch or listen to a video or audio program in a different venue. Digital media hubs let you watch videos and look at photos on your TV that are stored in your computer, and wireless viewers retrieve your media while you move around the house. Sling Media's Slingbox (www.slingmedia.com) does the opposite. It streams TV, cable, satellite and DVR programs to any local or remote PC. Contrast with timeshifting. See digital media hub.

Podcasts Are Placeshifted
Podcasts are a type of placeshifting because radio broadcasts are heard from a portable digital media player, rather than a regular radio or Internet radio. See podcast.
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While placeshifting is more beneficial to the broadcaster--commercials and programming are viewed the way the broadcaster and advertisers requested--some content owners have objected to placeshifting because it (potentially) infringes on agreements that have nothing to do with broadcasting.
Sling MediaInc, a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (Nasdaq:SATS), is a provider of video placeshifting products and services for consumers and television service providers.
130) Potential defendants include Slingbox's placeshifting competitors, such as the SageTV Placeshifter, Orb Networks's MyCasting, and Sony's LocationFree.
The product is an ultra-slim device, which adds placeshifting capability to set-top boxes.