timeshifting


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timeshifting

To record a video or audio program when it is broadcast and watch it at a later time. The 1970s ushered in the era of timeshifting with the VCR, which was followed by the digital video recorder (DVR) in the late 1990s. A podcast is a type of timeshifting, except that the audio recording is already made, and the user only has to download it (see podcast). See DVR and VCR. Contrast with placeshifting.
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The Texas DMA sees a 47 percent contribution from timeshifting, the most of any DMA.
Wowza Media Server 3.0 (WMS 3.0) was used for the initial tests of the nDVR, and we found that the timeshifting worked very well, even for those times when the Glenwood campus worship team wrapped up less than a minute behind the Hill Road team.
TV research shows there is very little in the way of timeshifting for syndicated shows--which means "catch up" or "next day" streaming digitally airings of syndicated shows may not be worth the effort.
That's probably in the 15 million download range," while APM's Alvarado explains, "Our audience has enjoyed the timeshifting aspects of it.